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Urgent care hub pilot schemes at Wisbech and Doddington are set to start this year

Two pilot schemes aimed at providing improved urgent health care in Fenland should finally get underway – almost a year after they were due to start.

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Mike Hawes and Wendy Keaney are backing the proposal of an opt-out organ donor register.

Manea man praises a family’s bravery after receiving a new heart and is urging others to join the organ donor register

A Fen man has described the fantastic life-saving treatment received at the Royal Papworth Hospital and urges everyone to not only support its pioneering work but to also join the organ donor register.

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There's a question mark over the future of palliative care services in Wisbech.

End of life care in Wisbech could be under threat thanks to a mix-up over contract

There’s a question mark over the future of a health service which looks after dying patients in their homes, it has been revealed this week.

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Some of the staff team at the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech. From left: Jane Clarke (Registered Staff Nurse), Alison Strickle(administrator), Judy Duffy (activities coordinator), Michelle Knight (Matron), Alison Thorpe (Staff Nurse) and Clare Walpole (Sister).'Jennie Chaplin (complementary therapist), Rachel Ingham-Brown (Staff Nurse), Phillippa Ashcroft )project development officer) and Patricia Harrison (complementary therapist).

Top rated Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech launches major fundraising campaign for 2018

The Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre, which last year supported over 1,000 patients and their families living with a life-limiting illness or condition in Wisbech and the Fens, has been marked as outstanding in all five areas of its Care Quality Commission’s inspection.

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West Walton Primary School is closed because of 'flu-like' bug.

Flu-like bug forces West Walton Primary School to stay closed for deep-cleaning

A flu-like bug has forced the closure of a local school on Wednesday to allow a deep clean of classrooms.

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Welney Wash Road

Welney drivers keep flooding their engines

A motorist had to be rescued from the flooded Wash Road in Welney this week – the latest driver to fall foul of the conditions there.

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Jennette Gray has called for more resources to help EMAS based on her own experience of waiting more than 90 minutes for an ambulance after a crash on the A1101 Wisbech Road in Tydd St Mary in December.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG050118-163TW.

‘999 service needs funds’ says Gedney woman after Tydd St Mary crash

A Gedney woman has joined calls for an “overworked” East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to be given more resources to save lives.

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Steve Barclay pictured at the launch of his Treat Me Local campaign which aimed to bring health services closer to home for Fenland residents.

North East Cambridgeshire MP Steve Barclay has new health role following cabinet reshuffle

Local MP Steve Barclay has a new job in the government following Prime Minister Theresa May’s latest cabinet reshuffle.

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Wife Sue’s stroke spurs Steve to put on Gedney fight night fundraiser

Amateur boxers will be putting on their gloves for a charity fight night at Gedney Victory Hall on Saturday.

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Re-tendering is underway for drugs and alcohol services in Cambridgeshire - with consultation finding more people in the county are becoming dependent on prescription and over-the-counter medicines.

Consultation finds more people in Cambridgeshire need help for prescription and over-the-counter drug dependence

More needs to be done to help older people with a drug problem and those who are addicted to prescription and over-the-counter medicines according to findings in a recent public consultation.

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Doddington Hospital

Shortage of doctors blamed as two health pilot schemes fail to take-off at Fenland hospitals

Two pilot schemes aimed at providing improved urgent health care in Fenland have yet to start, with a lack of staff being blamed.

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Julie Cave, chief executive of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

BREAKING NEWS: Two Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust directors quit after inspection criticism

Two senior directors of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT), which was put into special measures for a second time last week, have resigned tonight.

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Wisbech student James Lowery is urging people to have the meningitis vaccination after nearly dying from the illness.

Wisbech student James Lowery urges others to have meningitis jab after virus nearly kills him

A Fenland student is urging people, especially those who have just started university, to have the meningitis jab after the illness nearly killed him.

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Graham Buckland, who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, with his daughter Lorna.

Mesothelioma patient Graham Buckland from Emneth hopes former workmates at Dacorum College, Herts, can help him

A former college technician from Emneth who was diagnosed with mesothelioma a year ago has joined with lawyers to appeal to his former colleagues for help as he seeks answers and justice regarding his illness.

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calls for GPs to refer more patients to use Fenland's leisure centres including the George Campbell at March.

Fenland Council calls on GPs to refer more patients to use the district’s leisure centres

Fenland GPs need to make greater use of the area’s leisure centres to help patients especially those with mental health issues.

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Matthew Still (third from right) surrounded by family and relatives holds up the winning raffle ticket.   Others in the picture, from left - Reflections owner Michelle Mitchell, mother Linda Beech, grandmother Karen Beech, wife Leah and aunt Kirsty Beech MLNF17PB09801

Desperately-ill Sutton Bridge cancer victim has his benefits stopped

A cancer sufferer who has undergone three 15-hour operations since June, has been denied state benefits after he was told he was fit for work.

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Val Moore, chairman of Cambridgeshire Healthwatch.

Healthwatch raises concerns about proposed fertility service cuts in Cambridgeshire

Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has criticised plans to reduce fertility services locally.

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Public Health England have published a new profile for Fenland.

Fenland is a district that has clear ‘health inequalities’ says report

One fifth (20 per cent) of all Year 6 children in Fenland are classified as obese, the number of people being hospitalised for self-harm is higher than the national average and there are now more children living in poverty than there were three years ago.

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Everyone Health is urging people from Wisbech to attend a fun day to help get them active.

Family fun day in Wisbech is free and aims to promote healthier lifestyles with a host of activities for all ages

Communities in Wisbech are being encouraged to improve their health and wellbeing by joining in with a day of free family fun.

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Paperboy knocked over in Diss.

Wisbech man charged after fatal Mendlesham crash

A 50-year-old man from Wisbech has been charged after a fatal crash on the A140 at Mendlesham on Tuesday.

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