2/10/17 – 7/10/17

6th
NHS Trust announces new appointments” – Dr Claire Gibson and Faisal Hussain as exectutive directors

 

5th
Menphys warns of ‘reduced’ support”, subtitled “Charity loses contract for outreach service” – county council

p. 11 “New transport service made chaotic start, patients claim”, subtitled “Ambulance company under fire” – TASL
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/chaotic-new-hospital-transport-service-570350

p. 20 “Hospital parking fees up”, subtitled “The first rise in six years comes into effect on Monday” – it seems it’s now pay-on-exit machines
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/leicestershire-hospitals-increase-parking-charges-579874

p. 23 “Error meant wrong man had surgery”, subtitled “Man with same surname treated” – appointment letter sent to wrong patient who had mole in similar place, but which did not need surgery
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/doctors-leicester-hospital-operate-wrong-569227

p. 30 “Post-op care improved”, subtitled “500 patients spared hospital trip thanks to new scheme” – knee and hip replacements get check-up X-rays nearer home

 

4th
Hospitals need to spend £7 million on urgent repairs in Leicester
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/hospitals-need-spend-7m-urgent-562569

 

3rd
Firefighters to end voluntary 999 call service”, subtitled “Decision sparked by pay dispute” – response to medical emergencies

 

2nd
These are the big changes to benefits for sick and disabled people
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/big-changes-been-made-benefits-565374

Becky finally gets her MS treatment on NHS, subtitled “Woman had thought only hope was to travel abroad”
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/stem-cell-treatment-ms-mexico-462001

 

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