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£8 million Wisbech hospital redevelopment plan announced

An £8 million redevelopment of the North Cambs Hospital in Wisbech has been outlined.

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Grantham Hospital

Fresh call to ‘save’ trauma service at Grantham Hospital

A renewed call has been issued to ‘save’ Grantham Hospital’s orthopaedic trauma unit.

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Quit smoking, lose weight and you could help the NHS in West Norfolk save vital cash says Upwell GP Dr Paul Williams

Lose weight, stop smoking and buy your own painkillers are just some of the measures being prescribed by an Upwell doctor to help the local NHS save money.

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Baltic Foods was found to have many items that were well past their sell by and best before dates.

Former director of Wisbech’s Baltic Foods sentenced for food safety offences - some items were out of date and mouldy

The former director and manager of a Wisbech food store has been given a suspended jail sentence after admitting a string of food safety offences.

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Paul Carroll, practice manager at Riverside surgery, believes the merger will better serve patients.

Proposed merger of two March GP surgeries is ‘for the best’ but not everyone agrees with some angry comments on social media

The proposed merger of two GP surgeries in March will not only be better for patients it will also help solve the problem of recruiting doctors.

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Workers at a Fenland factory are undergoing screening after a number of staff were diagnosed with TB.

Fenland factory workers to undergo tests for TB after handful of staff found to have the disease

Factory workers at a site in Fenland have undergone tests after a ‘handful’ of people were diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB).

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Doddington Hospital

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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