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A council has admitted failings at a care home where a worker sexually abused young boys.Victims of Brian Newman came forward following the Jimmy Saville scandal and a report has revealed numerous problems at the Woodhead Road children’s unit, where the abuse took place between 1990 and 1996.The former care…
A woman has been arrested after a health worker was stabbed in a hospital car park.Emergency services were called to Ailsa Hospital in North Ayrshire at around 10am on Thursday after the 42-year-old community support worker was attacked.Officers have now held a woman on an unrelated matter, but she is…
Scotland’s public spending watchdog has expressed “serious reservations” about the finances of two health boards which could both require to be bailed out with £22 million of government cash. Auditor General Caroline Gardner spoke about the “significant financial challenges” that both NHS Highland and NHS Ayrshire and Arran face. NHS…
A company with three care homes in Scotland has gone into administration. Bertinaley Care Limited owns and operates premises in Hamilton, Largs and Dundee - as well as one in Surrey - with 68 residents in total. Helenslea House in Dundee (pictured) has been forced to shut and those in…
The mother of a murder victim has said she hopes a planned support service will help other families avoid her “dreadful” experience of the justice system. Lynn Burns’ only child Sam Johnston died aged 22 after being stabbed at a party in Saltcoats, Ayrshire in 2013. Stuart McCulloch was convicted…
A woman asked for forgiveness from beyond the grave for choosing the "love" of a priest who abused her over her sister, an inquiry has heard. The witness, who cannot be named, gave evidence to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry on Friday in a recording made before her death in…
The teenage daughter of a woman missing for more than six months fought back tears as she appealed for her mother to get in touch. Patricia Henry has not been seen by family or friends since November 13 last year. The 46-year-old lived in Paisley, Renfrewshire, before relocating to Girvan…
A former resident at a Catholic-run orphanage has told an inquiry she was raped by a priest and repeatedly abused by a nun. Helen Holland, who has waived her right to anonymity, described years of "sadistic" treatment at the Nazareth House home in Kilmarnock while resident there in the 1960s…
A follow-up review of services for children and young people in South Ayrshire has said 'encouraging progress' is being made across the region. In the review published today, the Care Inspectorate said they were confident the findings of the earlier inspection were taken “very seriously” and that the South Ayrshire…
Services for children and young people in East Ayrshire are performing well and delivering very good outcomes for children, young people and their families, inspectors have said. Across nine quality indicators used to assess the effectiveness of the partnership, inspectors graded two as ‘excellent’ with a further five found to…
A health board has apologised after the latest figures showed just 6% of patients suffering from chronic pain saw a specialist for help within the 18-week waiting time. Liz Moore, the director for acute services at NHS Ayrshire and Arran, said the board “sincerely apologises to any patient who has…
A health board has been slammed for “verging on scandalous” figures showing just 6% of patients suffering from chronic pain saw a specialist for help within the 18-week waiting time. In the last three months of 2017, 235 patients had their first appointment at the pain clinic at NHS Ayrshire…
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