000000009 9/9/19 – 14/9/19

14th

p. 9 !More ICU beds planned after life-saving surgery cancelled due to shortage” – response to yesterday’s article, must be read for full implications

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/bosses-leicester-general-hospital-could-3316711  

p. 30 “Girls and boys set to get HPV vaccinations” – finally, though it should be extended to older youngsters who missed out. Also, we need a good promotion campaign – high uptake would, in the long run, save NHS millions

 

13th

Pages 1 and 4 “Cancer patient ‘fears time will run out’ as ops cancelled” – liver cancer, caught early, but still not operated on nearly three months later, with two last-minute cancellations because of shortage of high-dependency beds at General

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/grandad-fears-time-running-out-3311245

 p. 11 “Patient, 91, misses two appointments due to late ambulances” – podiatry appointments for dementia sufferer

 p. 16 “’Restore town’s X-ray unit’” – ; it is the Hinckley and District Hospital with patients now being sent to Coalville or Glenfield

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/x-ray-department-hinckley-hospital-3298565

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/x-ray-kit-endangering-staff-3326317

 

12th

p. 12 NATIONAL “Cancer survival alert” – UK lowest in high-income countries

 p. 40 “Statistics show the desperate need for more bone marrow donors” – esp. From BME backgrounds

 

11th

p. 15 a letter by Shelley Hopkinson of Independent Age under “Help ensure personal care is free for all”

 

10th

First chunk of Leicester General Hospital site to be put up for sale ‘next year’ https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/first-chunk-leicester-general-hospital-3303079

 

9th

p. 20 GPs across counties appoint first joint boss” Dr Andy Williams for all three CCGs

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/sep/08/london-gps-told-to-restrict-specialist-referrals-under-new-nhs-rationing-plan?CMP=share_btn_tw  

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