24.4.17 – 29.4.17

29th
letter by Lauren Backler, Beating Bowel Cancer campaigner, under “Let down over cancer killer” – asking for regular screening from age 50
p. 37 “The art of coping creatively”, subtitled “Mental health service users showcase their literary and visual talents” – LPNT Yellow Book competition

28th
p. 15 a letter by Gill Cort and Dave Miller under “Nurses respond to 1% pay rise”

27th
p. 18 “Our goal now is tackling dementia, say 1966 legends” – ex-footballers backing Alzheimer Society’s big fundraising
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/former-leicester-city-star-robbie-savage-backs-alzheimer-s-society-s-campaign-to-fight-dementia/story-30290246-detail/story.html
Pages 6 and 7 “It’s lovely so far….”, all about new A&E
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/leicester-s-new-emergency-department-welcomes-first-patients-and-we-went-along-to-meet-them/story-30298040-detail/story.html
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/new-48-million-emergency-department-in-leicester-opens-its-doors-to-patients-live-updates/story-30294786-detail/story.html
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/big-changes-afoot-at-leicester-royal-infirmary-as-new-a-e-department-set-to-open/story-30288431-detail/story.htmp
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/seven-fascinating-facts-about-leicester-s-new-a-e-department/story-30286964-detail/story.html
. 15 photo and letter by John Toone, Littlethorpe, under “need a GP? Join the queue” – patients queuing from 7.30 to 8 am to get appointments

p. 15 a letter, no name, under “Constant lawsuits are threat to NHS”, – about the big ads in the Mercury and compensation culture

26th
. 8 “Hospital staff treated after chemical spill” – in a sluice room at the General, leading to 4-hour closure of delivery suite
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/hospital-staff-suffer-nausea-sore-throats-and-eyes-in-chemical-spill-at-leicester-general/story-30291911-detail/story.html
p. 15 a letter by East Midlands Congenital Heart under “Keep up the fight for heart centre”

p. 15 a letter by Gordon Newton under “Kind care team” – Stewart House mental health team

p. 20 “Action call on mental health patients left to cope alone”, subtitled “Charity highlights trust’s failings” – Mind, a must-read showing a dire situation
p. 20 “Questions invited over GPs’ services” – Dishley Grange Medical Practice, Loughborough

p. 26 “Helping patients keep fit” an exercise bike for the Bradgate Unit, money raised by LPNT-led
24th

p. 15 a letter by MR PB under “We would all pay more tax for NHS”

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