004) 1/1/18 – 6/1/18

6th
p. 5 “Dear Prime Minister,”, subtitled “Woman sends heartfelt open letter to Theresa May after night at LRI” – 3-hour wait inside ambulance with 84-year-old, 6-7 hour assessment waiting time last Tuesday night
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/womans-open-letter-theresa-after-1014292

Woman’s open letter to PM after dad waits 3 HOURS in ambulance
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk

A video of 15 ambulances waiting outside the A&E department at the LRI has been viewed 22,000 times

p. 16 NATIONAL “Ambulance ‘too late’” – 81-year-old, who rang about chest pain, found dead by crew after almost four-hour wait

5th
16 NATIONAL “PM sorry for NHS ‘difficult’ winter”

p. 8 “City surgery’s closure will leave 3,000 seeking a GP”, subtitled “Struggling service – rated as requiring improvement – to end in April” – Belgrave Surgery
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/doctors-leicester-3000-patients-shut-1000443

p. 11 “Hundreds kept waiting in ambulances at A&E”, subtitled “Pressure at hospital sees delays in processing patients”

4th
“Hospitals put back 300 ops”, subtitled “Highest pressure level declared”
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/hospitals-declare-black-alerts-winter-1011241

p. 16 NATIONAL “Hunt ‘sorry’ over winter op delays”

 

3rd
p. 5 “Big rise in admissions forces city hospitals to cancel non-urgent ops”

p. 10 “’Help to give her longer with her little boy’” – appeal for cash for proton beam therapy to treat rare brain tumour; I include this because of the question over what the NHS should provide

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