Defibrillator and dementia night in Gedney Dyke

People in Gedney, Gedney Drove End and Gedney Dyke can find out more about dementia and how to save lives at an event next month.

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Gedney Dyke to host Macmillan World’s Biggest Yoga/Coffee morning

Fitness and yoga instructor Karen Groves is combining two great passions to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Francine and Louie Paluch, of Spalding, who are hoping to start up a new breast cancer support group in the town.  Photo supplied.

Spalding breast cancer patient plans to launch support group

A retired businesswoman living with breast cancer wants to share her experience with others by starting a new support group in Spalding.

Library picture: Michael Morris and Sam Hill at Tonic Health.

Second dementia support group for Spalding following success of FOCUS Club

A second group to support early onset dementia sufferers is being set up following the success of Spalding’s FOCUS club.

Healthwatch Lincolnshire hits out at inequalities of access to NHS dental services as 1A Dental quits Johnson Hospital. SG110113-151TW

Health watchdog hits out at inequalities of service for NHS dental patients in Spalding and South Lincolnshire

A health watchdog has hit out over “inequalities of access” to NHS dental services for people in Spalding and south Lincolnshire.

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Tony Maguire, of Sutton Bridge, who has been waiting more than six weeks for surgery on his brain and lung tumours after suffering a seizure outside his home.  Photo supplied.

Sutton Bridge patient hits out at ‘tennis ball’ NHS treatment

A cancer patient from Sutton Bridge is still waiting for treatment more than six weeks after he was first taken ill at his home.

Heidi and Jason Rock host Party on the Pitch at Bourne Rugby Club on Saturday from noon until midnight.  Photo by Paul Brooks Photography.

Heidi’s ‘celebration of life’ in Bourne after fear of death

A Bourne mother-of-two with incurable breast cancer intends to celebrate life with her family and friends at the town’s rugby club on Saturday.

Warning over unregistered tattoo artists

Warning over unregistered tattoo artists

A rise in the number of unregistered tattoo artists has prompted the council to warn against at-home tattoos, piercings, acupuncture or other treatments involving needles.

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Johnson Community Hospital. SG110113-155TW

Watchdog speaks out over inequality of access to NHS dental services for Spalding and South Holland people

A health watchdog has spoken out about Spalding and South Holland people suffering inequalities of access to NHS dental services.

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A caretaker NHS dental service starts at Johnson Community Hospital in September.

Fears allayed over NHS dental services at Spalding hospital

Patients’ fears over the loss of Johnson Community Hospital’s NHS dental service were allayed on Wednesday with news that a “caretaker” service launches on September 1.

Deborah with her band, The Madeles.

Hypnotherapy cured Spalding practitioner’s fear

Deborah Howton was in a folk band when she started to feel overcome by stage nerves.


Review of pharmacy services needs public input

Pharmacy services in Lincolnshire are being reviewed to make sure they meet the needs of residents.

First Aid

Be prepared for scrapes and bumps in the sun


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Michael Morris, of Tonic Health, who jointly hosted the diabetes event.

New diabetes group for Spalding

Diabetes UK hosted its first Education Event at the South Holland Centre in Spalding.

DEMENTIA FRIENDS: Wendy Lee, a mum-of-two from Pinchbeck, is launching two new Dementia Friends groups in Spalding and Long Sutton.  Photo supplied.

Make dementia friends in Spalding at monthly workshop

A nurse from Pinchbeck is using her 20 years of experience to help raise awareness of dementia.

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Lincoln Crown Court.

Trust fined £1million after death of Spalding patient at Pilgrim Hospital

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust was today (Wednesday) fined £1million and ordered to pay £160,000 prosecution costs following the death of a patient at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital.

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Rodericks is opening a new NHS dental practice in Spalding.

New NHS dental practice for Spalding

A new NHS dental practice will be opening in Spalding this December.

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Kieran, Caitlin, Karen and Steve Taylor in the USA where the boy is having proton beam therapy treatment on his brain tumour.  Photo supplied.

Deeping St Nicholas youngster on road to happiness after treatment

A Deeping St Nicholas youngster is having life-changing medical treatment in the USA thanks to the generosity of Lincolnshire Free Press readers.

Reader's letter

YOUR VIEW: I too had wonderful treatment

I have just read the letter from Lester White of Quadring regarding his stay at the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston.

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Holbeach and East Elloe Hospital Trust Manager, Maxine Winch is pictured with Trustee of Holbeach Nursing Association Elizabeth Bailey, Margaret Edwards (Clerk of Holbeach Nursing Association, Francis Biggadike (Trustee of Holbeach Nursing Assoc.) and Holbeach Hospital Nurse Rachael Ward.

Group set up before NHS to help Holbeach patients now

Holbeach Hospital will be able to continue its great work in the community after a £39,300 donation.

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