As part of contingency planning to manage the COVID-19 outbreak, NHSGGC has implemented the following restrictions from this afternoon onwards for visitors of high-acuity (acutely unwell) and immune compromised patients. … More RESTRICTED VISITING IMPOSED BY HEALTH BOARD
Ms Sturgeon told the Holyrood parliament: “Far too many people still experience domestic abuse, and they should not have to wait to receive support. As a Government, we are looking at the issue. ” … More DOMESTIC ABUSE FUND IS OPEN FOR WOMEN
A cold wind was blowing in from the North of Scotland for First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during her weekly question session in Edinburgh on Thursday. Tory MSP Donald Cameron (Highlands and Islands) asked her: “Yesterday’s UK budget, as others have noted, included an announcement of a significant package in relation to coronavirus and business. “The … More BILL HEANEY’S NOTEBOOK FROM HOLYROOD
I want to be very clear that there will, inevitably, be an impact, and I anticipate that it will be a significant impact, on non-urgent, elective procedures within the national health service. However, it is important that we set that out properly once the planning has been done. … More RELATIVES MAY BE ASKED TO STOP VISITING CARE HOMES
Ferry tales of frustration and woe were poured out in the Holyrood parliament on Thursday by Kenneth Gibson, the SNP member for Cunninghame North. … More ARRAN FERRY TALES OF FRUSTRATION AND UPSET
Yvonne said: “We couldn’t fault the care Hugh received from the whole team at the Institute of Neurosciences, from all the staff in the Intensive Therapy Unit and Ward 64. Our consultant Michael Canty in particular has given us so much support and provided us with a clear understanding of what was happening at each step of the process. … More HUGH’S LEGACY TO QE2 BRAIN INJURY UNIT
Under cross-examination from defence lawyer Shelagh McCall QC, Woman J agreed that Mr Salmond was a “touchy feely, tactile person” who had sometimes kissed members of the public, and that she had thought that this was inappropriate. … More SALMOND: LATEST NEWS FROM THE HIGH COURT
George Sutherland, left, has not been seen by family or friends since Sunday, 8 March and the last confirmed sighting of him was on CCTV at 8.45pm near to Dalreoch Train Station, West Bridgend, Dumbarton. … More POLICE: HAVE YOU SEEN GEORGE?
The answers will give no comfort to West Dunbartonshire Council who decided to jettison their policy of community provision for old people in favour of one large home accommodating more than 75 people at Crosslet in Dumbarton.
Critics have said the Council have turned the clock back to the days when older people were accommodated in what were then known as “granny farms” and “poorhouses”.
… More LEONARD SPEAKS UP FOR OLD FOLK AND CARERS
There are currently no confirmed cases at HMNB Clyde, either at Coulport or Faslane, the MoD have told The Democrat. The Ministry of Defence has put in place plans to ensure the delivery of its key operations in the UK and overseas.
The MOD is well prepared for this outbreak of COVID-19 and has well-rehearsed plans in place for dealing with health matters. … More NO CONFIRMED CASES OF CORONA VIRUS AT BASE