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A senior NHS official has admitted some mental health patients can face "very, very long delays" before leaving hospital after it emerged 19 individuals have been waiting more than two years to be discharged. Professor Jason Leitch, the national clinical director of healthcare quality and strategy, made the comments in…
A former soldier has been jailed for a minimum of 17 years for the murder of a man he believed had abused a woman he knew. Richard Cassidy, 70, was found guilty at the High Court in Glasgow in June of the murder of David Farish, 75, at his home…
A husband and wife team who have been working as foster carers have succeeded in a bid to be recognised as council employees following a "landmark" tribunal ruling. James and Christine Johnstone raised employment tribunal claims seeking compensation in part for what they alleged was unlawful deduction of wages. Glasgow…
Scotland is in the top 10 countries in Europe for levels of palliative care, although a new study has said there remains "room for improvement". For the first time, academics at Glasgow University compared the level of end of life care provided in Scotland with that in the rest of…
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