New figures from the Information Services Division (ISB) show that early detection rates for certain cancers across the Borders have fallen, with fewer people being diagnosed at Stage 1 for breast, colorectal and lung cancer.
It has been revealed that ambulance crews are prevented from entering 33 addresses in the in the TD postcode area amid fears for their safety. This is because they have been red flagged as being unsafe.
Local MSP Rachael Hamilton recently joined 150 people at a special event celebrating Marie Curie’s latest fundraiser. This included local organisers and volunteers from the Scottish Borders such as Karen Woods, Helen Ramsay, and Maureen Stevenson.
During Portfolio Questions in the Scottish Parliament, Rachael Hamilton MSP took the opportunity to grill Health Secretary, Shona Robison MSP on high levels of delayed discharge experienced in NHS Borders.
The Borderlands Conference has taken place in Dumfries paving the way for investment in the area. The event provided an opportunity for the Borderlands Partnership to meet with local politicians and stakeholders.