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Hospital halts heart ops

A Glasgow hospital has suspended heart operations on children after it emerged that three children died after having operations there. The fatalities occurred at Yorkhill Hospital, which was closed earlier this month, within one month of each other. ...
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Construction firm fined £200,000 over death

A construction firm has been fined £200,000 after a worker died on a building site in Glasgow. 31-year-old Daniel Hurley, from Cork, Ireland, died in 2009 after a steel frame fell on top of him, crushing him. The firm, Morris and Spottiswood, was fin...
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Inadequate hygiene standards in Edinburgh hospital

A recent inspection at an Edinburgh hospital labour ward found hygiene standards to be highly inadequate. The team from the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate made worrying findings, including contaminated hospital cots and dirty equipment. NHS Loth...
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Clutha victim launches legal battle for charity cash

Following the Clutha tragedy in November 2013, a charity fund was set up to help survivors of the crash. Douglas Naismith, a retired firefighter who was injured as a result of the helicopter crash, has launched a legal battle against Glasgow City Cou...
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Golfer to payout £10,000 in compensation

A golfer from Lanarkshire is being forced to pay £10,000 in compensation to a fellow golfer who suffered serious injuries as a result of his ‘mishit ball’. 46-year-old John Ure was playing at Bellshill Golf Club when an erroneous drive hit him direct...
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Cyclists tram risks

Following a surge of cyclist injury cases since the opening of Edinburgh’s tramlines, lawyers have warned the city council that action must be taken to prevent a future fatality. Speculations have been made that the number of officially reported...
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Worker sues over leg-crushing injury

59-year-old Melvin Price is suing his employer, Tayside Contracts, after a tarring machine caused him serious injury. Mr Price had been operating a tarmac chipper when it rolled on to his left leg in November 2012. Reports stated that Mr Price, who w...
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Prison officer loses injury claim

A prison officer has been refused compensation after claiming for an injury suffered during a training course. Bernadette Smith, who worked for the private security firm Kalyx, was stationed at Addiewell Prison in West Lothian when the accident happe...
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Tyre maker fined following worker death

Tyre-making company Pirelli has been fined £150,000 after one of its employees died in an industrial oven.  48-year-old George Falder, from Carlisle, was found dead in the machine, (which reaches temperatures of 150C) by one of his colleagues. T...
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Cancer death by negligence

The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) has upheld a complaint from the family of a woman who died of late diagnosed cancer and said that the GP practice fell below the General Medical Council (GMC) standards in its care for the patient.  ...
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Grampian Health Authority botches op

Following a routine surgical procedure at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, former boxer, David Porter, 42, claims that his life has been destroyed.  It has been claimed that his bladder and testicles were severely damaged during an operation to remove ...
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Dangerous driver awaits sentence

Having been found guilty of dangerous driving, Bridge of Allan resident, Christopher Thornton, 36, is awaiting sentencing by Inverness Sheriff Court.  Thornton had sent a text message to his partner before leaving Elgin on 23 August 2013 stating...
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Mountain warning

People are being warned not to climb any of Scotland’s mountains in the coming weeks unless they are highly experienced and well equipped.  The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) warned potential climbers that wind, snow, and freezing te...
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Mother wins £5m over brain damage son

A mother has been awarded £5million in compensation after her son was born with severe brain damage following birthing complications. 40-year-old Nadine Montgomery won the compensation over the claim that doctors failed to provide her with proper adv...
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Baby health visits suspended

Numerous health visiting services on the Western Isles have been provisionally suspended as a result of problems filling vacancies at the Islands’ health board.  A spokesperson from NHS Western Isles said that it’s making “every effort” to recru...
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NHS Scotland staff suffer 35,000 injuries

Recently released figures have revealed that NHS staff members in Scotland have suffered 35,000 injuries at work over the past three years. The figures were released by the Scottish Liberal Democrats, showing that staff had suffered injuries ranging ...
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Ambulance time targets missed

Recently released figures show that A&E departments across Scotland failed to meet the national standard in January. The figures cover all major hospitals in Scotland, and show that only 87% of people were treated within the four-hour waiting tim...
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Hospital apologises over patient care

The Galloway Community Hospital has apologised after health inspectors raised concerns about the standard of care provided for elderly patients. Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) carried out inspections at the hospital in November 2014 and Januar...
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Boy breaks neck at Edinburgh school

A young boy is currently recovering after breaking his neck in the gym hall of his Edinburgh school.  The accident happened less than a year after a pupil was crushed to death by a wall at the same school. 12-year-old Alan Ramsay had been swingi...
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Pensioner killed over careless driving

A motorist that knocked down a pedestrian in Aberdeen in 2012 has been found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving. 21-year-old Rachel Forsyth, from Westhill, had been accused of killing 79-year-old Lillian Morrison as a result of driving whil...
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