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Borders Hospital to be criticised in report

Borders General Hospital Credit: ITV Border

A report due to published today is expected to criticise hygiene and cleanliness at the Borders General Hospital.

The Health Environment Inspectorate report will be particularly critical of conditions in operating theatres.

An action plan to improve cleaning techniques at the hospital has already been put in place.

Plan to improve hygiene at Borders General Hospital

Borders General Hospital. Credit: ITV Border

An action plan to improve cleanliness and hygiene techniques has been put in place at operating theatres at Borders General Hospital.

The move comes ahead of a report by the Scottish government's Health Environment Inspectorate, which is expected to be critical.

Fire service support Cumbrian boy's surgery

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Credit: Facebook

Members of Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service have posted a message of support for a 13-year-old boy, who is having surgery for a rare condition.

Daniel Gordon, from Brampton, has Chiari, which affects his brain and spinal cord.

His mum, Vikki, has created a Facebook event page, asking people to post messages of support for him, and to dress in purple to raise awareness of the condition.

Here are some of the messages:

Purple Thursday Credit: Facebook
Purple Thursday Credit: Facebook
Purple Thursday Credit: Facebook

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'It will reduce the waiting times for patients'

Patients in south Cumbria will get some cancer test results in hours rather than weeks thanks to a new piece of equipment at Westmorland General Hospital.

A portable ultrasound machine has been donated by the Rosemere Cancer Foundation and Furness Building Society.

The head and neck lump clinic at the hospital sees over a thousand patients a year.

WATCH: Mum raises awareness ahead of son's second brain operation

A mum from Cumbria is hoping to raise awareness about a rare condition that will see her son undergo a second major brain operation on Thursday.

Daniel Morgan, from Brampton, has type two chiari malformation, which means part of his brain has slipped into the spinal area.

Kim Inglis reports.

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