6/1/17 – 14/1/17

Leicester Mercury 8-16 January
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/petition-launched-to-save-a-leicester-walk-in-centre/story-30056633-detail/story.html

p. 8 “Fans urged to help save heart centre”, subtitled “Campaigners want Foxes supporters to sign petition at home match”
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/city-fans-to-be-asked-to-back-children-s-heart-centre-campaign/story-30056329-detail/story.html
14th
p. 16 a letter by John Mulcahy under “Glenfield service second-to-none” – comparing it to bad experience his wife had with Emas and LRI
p. 3 “Vigil held for at-risk hospital” – Hinckley
p. 40 “Faith leaders join drive to improve care for diabetics”, subtitled “Ethnic minorities being targeted”

13th
Critical incident’ hospitals status at an end – for now”, subtitled “Bosses praise staff for response but warn of ‘challenging weekend’”
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/hospital-calls-off-systems-critical-alert-but-prepares-for-busy-weekend/story-30053612-detail/story.html

MP Vaz criticises plan to close city walk-in centre”
12th

p. 15 a letter by Julian Branston under “A contender for Britain’s worst ever PM” – incl. NHS and social care provision
p. 15 a letter by Councillor Anne Bond under “Stop sending aid and divert money” – i.e. cut foreign aid to finance NHS
p. 15 a good letter by Geoff Stock under “NHS not safe in Jeremy’s hand”
11th
Woman, 91, endures a five-hour wait in the back of an ambulance
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/91-year-old-kept-in-ambulance-for-5-hours-before-being-admitted-to-a-e-at-leicester-royal-infirmary/story-30049871-detail/story.html

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/leicester-hospitals-remain-on-critical-alert-as-staff-cope-with-hundreds-of-a-e-patients/story-30051101-detail/story.html
The NHS has made a grim start to the year with a crisis in emergency care pages 2 and 3 “If Hunt has a view on this mess he’s not telling us
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/department-of-health-it-s-not-our-place-to-comment-on-leicester-a-e-crisis/story-30050930-detail/story.html
You can help your loved ones to recover at home’” – incl. teaching relatives how to inject etc.
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/relatives-taught-how-to-give-injections-to-free-up-hospital-beds/story-30049816-detail/story.html

10th
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/your-guide-to-urgent-care/story-30045305-detail/story.html

9th
all of pages 1, 2 and 3 “999? You will have to wait”, subtitled “1,300 are stuck outside A&E for over one hour and 2,000 hours of crews’ time lost”
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/leicester-vs-nottingham-how-cities-compare-for-ambulance-handover-delays/story-30042881-detail/story.html

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/hundreds-of-patients-left-waiting-in-ambulances-as-leicestershire-s-a-e-units-creak-under-pressure/story-30042829-detail/story.html

1,100 attacks on NHS staff at Leicester’s hospitals”
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/more-than-1-000-nhs-staff-assaulted-in-past-year/story-30020626-detail/story.html
a letter by Stephen A Warden under “Profit in getting ambulances right”

7th
“Red Cross steps in to help at city’s hospitals”, subtitled “Situation is ‘badge of shame’ for government, says MP” – Jon Ashworth
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/red-cross-sends-volunteers-to-help-east-midlands-ambulance-service-in-leicestershire/story-30038281-detail/story.html

6th
***Patient care put at risk by A&E staff shortages'”, subtitled “Infirmary lacks ‘correct skills mix’ and experience -claim” – by insiders and union officials
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/morale-is-rock-bottom-say-a-e-staff/story-30033889-detail/story.html

p. 13 “Team tackles over-reliance on antibiotics”, subtitled “Researchers explore GP’s attitudes to prescribing life-saving drugs” – Research Council UK’s grant to UL
p. 27 Liz Kendall In the House under “My main priorities as we prepare for challenges of 2017” – no. 1 to save Glenfield heart unit6

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