30 January -4 February 2017

4thFeb
CQC report:Report highlights problems with patient end of life care”, subtitled “City hospitls’ staffing levels below recommendations,

p. 22 “Hospitals under fire for patients’ letters backlog”, subtitled “4,000 are waiting to be typed up”

3rd Feb
cannot find online p. 32 “Meeting on health care decisions” – Tue , 7th Feb, 10 am at St. John’s House
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/mouth-and-cancer-operations-halted-at-leicester-s-hospitals/story-30109843-detail/story.html

7 “Operations cancelled to help staff cope with busy A&E, subtitled “650 patients a day in casualty”

p. 9 “£50k pledged in support of heart battle”, subtitled “Cash for campaign fighting fund” – County Council
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/council-s-50-000-cash-boost-for-children-s-heart-unit-campaign/story-30106695-detail/story.html

2nd
letter by Mrs M Levesley under “There’s still value in small hospitals”
p. 24 “Battle to save town hospitals, subtitled “Campaigners’ bid to prevent loss of Hinckley and Lutterworth services”

31st January
CQC report: Clinic cancellations and long waits are criticised”, subtitled “Eye unit overcrowding ‘unpleasant, unsafe for patients’”
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/outpatient-clinics-under-fire-for-overcrowding-long-waits-and-cancellations/story-30097385-detail/story.html

p. 16 “Teen waited three days for emergency op”, subtitled “No eating allowed before surgery” – a must-read, appalling demonstration of what under-provision can lead to
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/teenager-waited-three-days-for-emergency-op/story-30074566-detail/story.html

p. 21 “’Disappointment’ at UK’s first proton centre delay”, subtitled “Mum campaigned for specialist brain tumour treatment”

CQC report: Inspectors lavish praise on children’s heart centre
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/inspectors-lavish-praise-on-children-s-heart-centre/story-30097402-detail/story.html

Not from Leic Mercury: contract for 111 services goes to Derbyshire Health United-a not for profit Company.
https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/news/ccg-news/new-provider-urgent-care-services-announced-support-patients/

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