12th – 17th December 2016

Sat 17th Dec
*p. 18 “Heart failure clinic success”, subtitled “Service now to be expanded” – rapid access, cutting down on admission, Glenfield
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/heart-clinic-service-expanded/story-29989002-detail/story.html

Heart clinic service expanded
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk
A specialist NHS clinic treating patients with heart failure has been expanded so people can be treated more quickly. The rapid access heart failure service has been trialed in west…
p. 28 “Trust ‘recognises’ need to do more”, subtitled “System to investigate patient deaths begins”

*STP p. 31 “Events offer people chance to have say on… (this as subtitle) “Future plans for health services” – on Jan. 17, 19 and 23 in Hinckley, Loughborough and Botcheston

16th
“Council tax rises may be most for a decade” and “Council tax hike on the cards – to ease crisis in social care” – both City and County
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/council-tax-bills-next-year-could-see-largest-increases-in-a-decade/story-29987268-detail/story.html

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/government-may-permit-more-council-tax-rises-to-pay-for-care-of-elderly-and-disabled/story-29978977-detail/story.html

This Leicestershire woman could become one of the first to have ‘three parent baby
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/leicestershire-woman-could-be-among-first-to-have-three-parent-baby/story-29988781-detail/story.html#VK9S1jUQEbd9dmd1.99

15th
. 15 a letter by James Mackley under “Health and social care need us all to pay a bit more tax”

p. 26 “Mum renews call for inquiry into epilepsy drug” – controversy over birth defects and liabilit
14th
NHS beds on way to Syria and Pakistan”, subtitled “Redundant hydraulic-powered frames to make difference overseas”
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/hospital-beds-sent-to-help-patients-in-syria/story-29978851-detail/story.html

Leicester City Council sets up £50k fighting fund for battle to save children’s heart centre
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/city-council-sets-up-fighting-fund-for-children-s-heart-centre/story-29982595-detail/story.html

p. 28 “A new kidney, now watch your heart!”, subtitled “Transplant patients join new exercise study” – University of Loughborough and UHLNT

*STP p. 20 “‘Act now if you want to save NHS services'”, subtitled “MPs urge residents to have their say on threatened units” – county
13th
??”Appointments are available” – in the evenings etc. at the ‘hubs’

*STP p. “‘We need town hospital'”, subtitled “Campaigners fear site will close in shake-up of services” – Fielding Palmer, Lutterworth
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/petition-launched-to-save-community-hospital-from-closure/story-29976502-detail/story.html

12th
Small firms count cost of hospital trust late payments”, subtitled “Businesses ‘put at financial risk'”
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/small-businesses-struggle-due-to-late-nhs-payments/story-29971775-detail/story.html

Thanks for saving our twin daughters’ lives’: Doctors at LRI gave parents ‘greatest gift ever’
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/thanks-for-saving-life-of-twin-daughters/story-29976534-detail/story.html

Primary pupils get free toothbrush packs in fight on decay
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/primary-pupils-get-free-tooth-brush-packs-in-fight-on-decay/story-29976811-detail/story.html

p. 15 a short letter by Roger Hill, Hinckley Save the NHS/Mount Road Hospital campaign, under “Join the battle to save the NHS”

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