92) 8/1/18 – 13/1/18

Record number people wating for more than 4 hours for treatment at A&E – They’re worse than the national figure http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/record-number-people-waiting-more-1045562

NATIONAL “NHS crisis now worst on record”

Pages 14 and 15 “A landmark moment for two wards” – refurbishment of Evington Centre NHS dementia wards, incl. Big murals of Leicester landmarks

£250,000 dementia wards upgrade starts @LPTnhs


p. 4 “£4m raised by parking fees at city hospitals”, subtitled “MP Jon Ashworth calls for ‘tax on the sick’ to be abolished”

“Human face of crisis in our NHS”, “’Ticking timebomb’ fears for patients” and various subtitles, 2 cases of delayed ops, incl. One of bladder removal for cancer, twice postponed

p. 13 “Health alert after Aussie flu bug cases are reported” – severe H3N2 strain

p. 19 a letter, anonymous, under “NHS bureaucratic mess is key issue”

Academic aids survey on births” – Dr Tina Harris, De Mont, 700,000 births survey to identify good practice and improve outcomes

p. 20 “Nursing chief to quit Trust for Qatar job”, subtitled “New candidates sought for £140,000 health post