DIY-lovers are being urged to take care this bank holiday weekend as new figures show a rise in accidents caused by power tools.
The NHS has recorded its worst year on record for A&E waiting times, figures show.
Fourteen NHS hospital trusts are set to trial new targets which could lead to changes in the way A&E performance is measured.
Key targets for patients to be seen in A&E within four hours, or receive an operation within 18 weeks, could be scrapped under new NHS plans.
Doctors’ fears over the effectiveness of the four-hour A&E target need to be taken “very seriously”, the Health Secretary has said.
A smartphone device which can be used to detect serious heart conditions should be rolled out to A&E departments across the country, researchers say.
The four-hour A&E target in hospitals is reportedly set to be scrapped within a year.
Staff working on emergency wards at Tayside hospitals have been praised for coping well with the festive demand.
Almost 3,000 people have signed a petition against removing services from Perth Royal Infirmary’s accident and emergency department.
It is a fact of life that a trip to A&E usually involves hours of sitting around not knowing what is going on.
The performance of the A&E department at Ninewells Hospital has improved greatly following the festive period.
Injuries related to the cold weather and an outbreak of flu have been blamed for a dip in A&E performance over the festive period.
An elderly woman was rushed to hospital after tripping over her husband’s chair at a funeral.
A Dundee boy who broke his arm after falling at a park has made a plea to the woman who helped him to come forward.
Steven Brisbane, 32, of Soapwork Lane, was ordered to return to prison to serve the remaining 72 days of his licence and then jailed for 12 months and 14 weeks at Dundee Sheriff Court.
“Dundee used to be really behind the times in terms of getting people care. It was archaic.”
Visits to A&E departments across Tayside are expected to rocket in the next two weeks as the festive season gets well and truly under way.
The number of people being treated at accident and emergency for injuries caused by animals around Tayside has leapt up by a “shocking” 25% in the last three years.
A Dundee woman stormed into a city flat and bit a partygoer’s ear.
She hit out at doctors: “Don’t take my blood you vampires.”