23 – 28 January 2017

27th

* “Fears over lack of staff at city maternity units”, subtitled “Care inspectors say shortages ‘on occasion’ posed risk to patients” CQC inspection of maternity units
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/shortage-of-maternity-staff-pose-a-rick-to-patients-say-inspectors/story-30089728-detail/story.html
A total of 5,774 babies were born at the infirmary and 4,492 at Leicester General Hospital between June 2015 and May 2016.
*Inspectors lavish praise on children’s heart centre”, subtitled “’Outstanding’ rating for services”
p. 21 “’Let’s make the whole country organ donors’”, subtitled “System of presumed consent should be adopted in UK, says mum

26th
p. 17 “GP to answer allegations of care failings”, subtitled “Retired doctor facing a tribunal
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/gp-facing-allegations-of-poor-care-of-eight-patients/story-30088810-detail/story.html
*p. 6 “City’s hospitals told to improve performance”, subtitled “Inspectors critical of care and conditions at three sites” – quite bad, needs reading
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/all-three-leicester-hospitals-require-improvement-after-failing-to-impress-health-watchdog/story-30087398-detail/story.html
p. 22 “Volunteers sought for hospitals” – UHLNT appeal

25th

Hundreds join battle to save health centre”, subtitled “Anti-closure petition signed by 850 people so far” – Merlin Vaz centre
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/hundreds-sign-petition-in-fight-for-walk-in-health-centre/story-30082192-detail/story.html
Why is Leicester City CCG closing a walk in centre??

p. 15 a short poignant letter by Malcolm Hunter under “Government is at fault over NHS”

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