00000009 28/02/19 – 23/03/19

23rd

p. 9 “Fears over lack of hospital beds to cope with growing ageing population” – voiced by Patients’ Panel and Save Our NHS

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/leicester-hospital-boss-explains-only-2672014

p. 16 “£300,000 to cut waits for child mental health services” – LPNT

 https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/315k-cash-injection-cut-2-2665769

Man mistakenly circumcised and wrong patient operated on among errors in Leicester Hospitals

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/man-mistakenly-circumcised-wrong-patient-2671863

p. 26 “Ward staff go walking for the benefit of patients” – Bradgate Unit staff for therapeutic activities under LPNT charity Raising Health

 

22nd

p. 22 “It’s all working out as patients benefit from new health unit gym” – at the Bradgate Unit

 p. 25 “Women urged to get test” – smear test campaign

21st

Man in charge of Leicestershire mental health services ‘personally sorry for failings'(Peter Miller LPT)

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/man-charge-leicestershire-mental-health-2665577

 

20th

p. 12 NATIONAL, brief: “Psychosis drug link” – skunk

 p. 25 “Researchers hope to find treatments for a killer” – sepsis, UL, BHF-funded

19th

 p. 5 “NHS trust sorry for error that delayed vital op” – discharged with fallopian pregnancy diagnosis

 

12th 

p. 8 “Strong smell of urine and stained carpets at home” – Chartwell Care Services; a home for five people with learning difficulties and challenging behaviour; generally v. Poor standards found

 

7th March

p. 12 NATIONAL, brief: “Less NHS happiness”

 p. 27 “Women team up to beat diabetes” – preventive activities; Leicester Changing Diabetes, a partnership involving Leicester Diabetes Centre

 6th March

p. 24 “Therapy service helps young heart patients” – to prevent developmental delay

p. 24 “MP calls on Asians to be blood donors” – Jon Ashworth

 

4th March

p. 5 “Hospitals’ £60m bill for clinical negligence” – over 5 years

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/leicesters-hospitals-paid-out-almost-2599035

Five Leicestershire care homes and providers have been told to improve in one month

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/five-leicestershire-care-homes-providers-2592762

 

2nd March

p. 21 “Researchers find genetic links to lung disease risk”, subtitled “Work could lead to new treatments for a killer” – COPD, Leicester and Nottingham universities

 p. 26 “Guide has positive approach to health” – the Yellow Book.

1st March

p. 7 “I could have died because of surgery delays” Johnsons Medical Practice Hilltop Surgery, Maidenwell Avenue; long tale of blunders in case of pulmonary embolism after surgery

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/great-grandmother-worried-potentially-fatal-2593275

 p. 30 “Saturday drop-in to do cervical screening” – to boost uptake, at General and LRI

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/drop-smear-test-sessions-held-2609523

28th February

p. 18 “’Thousands risking asthma attacks due to prescription costs’” – rationing their medication

https://www.asthma.org.uk/about/media/news/unfair-prescription-charges-putting-more-than-a-million-people-at-risk-of-a-life-threatening-asthma-attack/

 Pages 4 and 5 “NHS trust extensively criticised in report by inspectors”, subtitled “Leadership failures and long waits were among the problems identified, but caring staff were praised” – special criticism of mental health care, Report is ALL on the Mental health Services provided by Leicestershire Partnership Trust.

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/damning-report-lists-failings-mental-2587459 

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