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Hospital trust on trial after patient impaled on equipment

A hospital patient died when he fell while in a lifting hoist and was impaled on part of the equipment, a jury heard.

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Library picture of CPR training supplied by St John Ambulance.

Free life-saving CPR lessons in Spalding

St John Ambulance in Spalding is offering free lessons in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) so more people can save lives.

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Laura Casey, baby Elsie and sister Rosie

A special day to raise awareness of undiagnosed

A Lutton family will be marking Undiagnosed Children’s Day on Friday after receiving invaluable support from the organising charity.

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The Rotary Club of the Deepings Stroke Awareness Day

Rotary’s Stroke Awareness Day

The Rotary Club of the Deepings was again on duty in their annual promotion of getting the public to be aware of their own blood pressure and the risks of 
having a stroke.

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VOLUNTEER AWARD: Ron Rouse (centre) with Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust Chairman Paul Devlin (left) and Chief Executive Dr John Brewin (right).  Photo supplied by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Gedney Hill hospital volunteer wins countywide award

A hospital volunteer from Gedney Hill has been recognised for making a difference to people with mental health problems.

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Joel Warwick is a paramedic at Spalding ambulance station

Spalding paramedic suspended after ‘touching up’ colleague’s breast and bottom

An ambulance paramedic based in Spalding has had his registration to work in the care sector suspended for eight months for squeezing a colleague’s breast and touching her bottom inappropriately.

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Christine Johnson will be presenting a talk in Spalding on May 8  to help raise awareness of Fibromyalgia.

Supporting people with Fibromyalgia

A meeting to raise awareness of a long-term condition, which causes muscle pain and tiredness in the body, is being held at Tonic Health in Spalding next month.

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Pilgrim Hospital in Boston

‘Inadequate’: Hospitals trust behind Pilgrim Hospital back in special measures

The trust running Pilgrim Hospital in Boston is back in special measures after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission found services to be ‘inadquate’.

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Caroline Clifton and friends present their cheque to the oncology department.

Fundraisers do their friend Caroline proud

Market Deeping hairdresser Caroline Clifton was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2016 and chose to share her journey openly with friends and clients.

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APPEAL LIFTOFF: Kieran Taylor (front) at St John's Primary School, Spalding, with classmates and teacher Joanne Blackbourn.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG290317-105TW.

Donations start to come in for Kieran’s brain tumour appeal

The generosity of South Holland people is bringing cheer to a Deeping St Nicholas youngster who faces medical treatment in the USA.

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Prince Harry meets runners taking part in the London Marathon for mental health charity Heads Together.  Photo by Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.

Mental health initiative backed by Lincolnshire Police and young royals

Lincolnshire Police has followed a royal lead in backing a ground-breaking campaign encouraging people to be open about mental health.

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The mobile breast screening unit

Women encouraged to get breast screening in Long Sutton

A mobile unit that provides a free breast screening service to women 50 years of age and over has arrived in Long Sutton to offer appointments for three months.

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Neil Wood, Kieran McFarlane (back third and fourth right) and members of Bourne under-17s rugby team who have entered the Peterborough 5k Inflatable Fun Run for charity.  Photo by Hannah Clark.

Bourne rugby youngsters in inflatable fun run for crash survivor

Young sportsmen from Bourne are ready for a team game with a difference to raise money for a father-of-two seriously injured in a road crash.

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Thomas Edwards

Ex-serviceman’s anger at lack of NHS dental places

A pensioner who spent years serving his queen and country is angry after being told he can’t see an NHS dentist for emergency treatment – but could be seen in a few days if he paid for private treatment.

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Healthwatch Lincolnshire wants to hear from you about your experiences of children and adolescent mental health services (known as CAMHS) in Lincolnshire.  Photo supplied.

New survey on youth mental health services in Lincolnshire

Healthwatch Lincolnshire want to hear from families in South Holland about their experiences of the children and teenage mental health services.

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Coun Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council.  Photo supplied.

Have your say on developing health services in Lincolnshire

Health and social care organisations across Lincolnshire are looking for people’s views own how to change and improve services in the county.

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Eating Disorders.

Patricia’s battle with eating disorders

AQuadring woman who valiantly overcame an eating disorder has courageously spoken for the first time about her painful story in the hope it can help change the lives of other sufferers.

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REpresentatives of Cedar Falls Care Home receive their award from  Jo Page of NatWest.

Spalding care home honoured

Cedar Falls Care Home in Spalding was honoured at the recent Lincolnshire Care Awards.

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Look Good Feel Better workshop.

Make-up master classes for female cancer patients

A call has been made for women to join a skincare and make-up workshop in Spalding for those struggling with the visible side effects of cancer treatment.

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