18th – 24th Dec 2016

 

23rd
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/parents-messages-of-thanks-for-neo-natal-unit-which-saved-their-babies-lives/story-30006678-detail/story.html

21st

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/paramedic-s-ordeal-as-she-is-assaulted-abused-and-chased-by-patient-s-relative/story-30001687-detail/story.html

Elderly will lose home care visits within days”, subtitled “One family ‘desperate’ to find help for 89-year-old” – another small firm quitting after disastrous county re-organisation

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/woman-claims-89-year-old-aunt-left-in-the-lurch-by-care-provider-days-before-christmas/story-30001280-detail/story.html

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/first-time-mums-needed-for-life-saving-study/story-30000778-detail/story.html

20th

Upset as hundreds paid half that of new workers”, subtitled “Staff on NHS contracts, not Interserve, get better rates” – after having taken cleaning services back in-house, transferred staff are still paid Inertserve rates by Leicester’s hospitals
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/hospital-domestics-upset-over-colleagues-earning-double/story-29988869-detail/story.html

19th

*** p. 18 “Poor cancer survival rates” subtitled “Early detection could play part”
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/city-has-one-of-lowest-cancer-survival-rates/story-29988848-detail/story.html

p. 22 “Select best health service if you fall sick over holidays”, “Pharmacies, NHS helpline, walk-in centres and GP hubs can all help!!!  MP’s hope for homeopathy cash”, subtitled “Politician says share of £200m should go on alternative therapies” – David Tredinnick, incl. Chinese herbal etc.
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/david-tredinnick-says-wicked-and-foolish-people-are-trying-to-cut-nhs-spending-on-homeopathy/story-29993995-detail/story.html

18th

How Angela helps mums and babies addicted to drugs” – specialist midwife for substance abuse
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/baby-a-month-born-addicted-to-drugs/story-29988858-detail/story.html

p. 9 “Prescriptions forged at GPs’ office to feed an addiction to painkillers” – surgery employee, court case

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/hospital-nurses-furious-over-months-of-pay-packet-problems/story-29988746-detail/story.html

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