County signs up for new dementia plan to find missing people

Families in South Holland and the Deepings can now turn to the police for help if a loved one with dementia goes missing.

Fenland Phyto Pharmacy founders (from left) - Ghislaine Headland-Vanni, Emma Barker and Lois

Herbalists joining forces to promote natural medicines

Three medical herbalists have joined forces in a bid to help, guide and educate people about the benefits of herbal medicine.

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Medical centre rated Good by inspectors

The Care Quality Commission has rated the quality of care provided by Moulton Medical Centre as ‘good’ following a recent inspection.

Tilly Milverton and Gill Tansey of East Midlands congenital heart defects charity Keep the Beat at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester.  Photo supplied.

Tilly is a queen of hearts for family charity and youngsters

Spalding-based property negotiator Tilly Milverton (21) is the woman with the golden heart after raising more than £2,000 for a medical charity.

Boston Pilgrim Hospital.

Boston Pilgrim Hospital affected by NHS cyber attack

Services at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital have been affected by a large-scale cyber-attack on the NHS this afternoon.

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Staff at Ashwood Nursing Home

Nursing home gets top rating from the people who matter most

Ashwood Nursing Home in Spalding Common has been chosen by residents and their families as one of the Top 20 care homes in the East Midlands.

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HEALTH MATTERS: Help us nurses celebrate our special day

I hope readers will indulge me and take some time out to think about the profession of nursing, as this week includes International Nurses’ Day.

Pilgrim Hospital

HOIST DEATH TRIAL: Instructions had no warning over removing pad

Operating instructions for a lifting hoist involved in the death of a Lincolnshire hospital patient did not tell users not to remove a pad by lifting it off its bracket, a jury heard today (Friday).

Boston Pilgrim Hospital.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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