Spalding mum goes airborne for Macmillan Cancer Support

A Spalding mum’s leap of faith for her grandad is set to raise hundreds of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Work has started on the modernisation of Abbeygate Surgery in Crowland.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG170217-120TW.

Eager wait for facelift finally over for Crowland surgery

Work has started on the modernisation of Abbeygate Surgery in Crowland after at least two postponements.

British Heart Foundation

Make some simple changes for your long-term health

DOCTOR CALLING: By Dr Kevin Hill of the South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group

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Peter Bailey is the inspiration for a bake sale to raise money for World Autism Awareness Week which comes to Spalding United Football Club on March 25.  Photo supplied.

Peter plans his great Spalding United charity bake-off

An autistic youngster from Spalding has turned to one of his favourite football teams for support in hosting a bake-off for charity.

"The NHS and social system is at breaking point and the STP process could have offered a chance to deal with some of the problems facing the NHS."  Dr Peter Holden, BMA East Midlands Regional Chairman.

YOUR LETTERS: NHS can’t afford high cost of plans

A British Medical Association investigation into the cost of funding the NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) paints a very worrying picture, with at least £9.5 billionn needed in capital funding across the country to successfully deliver it.

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"Its time to stop the slashing, trashing and privatisation of our NHS."  Rodney Sadd of Spalding.

I understand the NHS in England is now embarking on another major organisational upheaval – implementing five-year ‘Sustainability and Transformation Plans’ covering all aspects of our NHS spending.

Your Say
This month is National Heart Month and the British Heart Foundation is calling on the local community to help us stop heart disease in its tracks.

YOUR LETTERS: Join the fight to beat heart disease

Heart disease is heartless.

Every parent wants to know that their child will receive the very best care thats available when they become ill or hurt themselves.  Photo supplied.

Parents urged to choose the right NHS service


Governors for the NHS South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are meeting at the Eventus Centre, Northfield Industrial Estate, Market Deeping, on Thursday at 1.30pm.  Photo supplied.

GP group meet in Market Deeping to discuss health services in south Lincolnshire

Patients and the public can find out how South Holland, the Deepings and Bourne are served in terms of healthcare at a meeting next week.

GOOD TURN: Patricia Burgess, Iris Boland, Peter and Val Crewe, Len Burgess and Vivienne Priestman at Chosen Charity Shop's cheque presentation to Parkinson's UK.  Photo (TIM WILSON): SG110217-192TW

Holbeach charity shop to the rescue for Parkinson’s UK

A charity shop in Holbeach has donated £3,000 out of the blue to Parkinson’s UK to support a special cause.

A pharmacist behind the counter serving a woman as part of NHS England in Lincolnshire's Dont Let Minor Illness Become A Major Problem campaign. 

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Take precautions to stop winter flu bugs

Families in South Holland and the Deepings are being told to make the most of NHS services available to them, rather than catch winter illnesses.

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FAMILY FIRM: Directors Annica (left) and Cheryl Clark, with  optometrist Gary Pullan, of Clark Family Eyecare of Donington.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG150217-101TW.

Mum and daughter keep Donington optician in the family

Cheryl Clark has no fears about who will succeed her as managing director of Clark Family Eyecare in Donington.


NHS IN CRISIS: Health service must not rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’

The NHS must not be forced to rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’ as vacancies of fully-qualified staff mount and trainees on cheaper and quicker courses are brought in, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

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Ward sister Rachelle Cryan with mental health nurse Rochelle King.

Mental health nurse at Pilgrim

The first mental health nurse to work directly for the trust running Lincolnshire’s acute hospitals will look after patients at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital.

Trainee teacher Chris Clay (front), of Donington, who is running in the London Marathon for Diabetes UK.  He is pictured with his family, who will cheer him on in London. Photo supplied.

Marathon Chris of Donington doing his maths in London

A former Thomas Cowley High School student is hoping to make Donington proud again, this time on the streets of London.


Daredevil Danielle on a skydive for Gosberton Grandad

A mother-of-one from Spalding is to boldly go where she has never gone before and jump out of a plane for charity.

Parents, MPs and staff from Glenfield Hospital at 10 Downing Street.

Key moment for South Holland families battling to save children’s heart services

Families relying on children’s heart disease services at an East Midlands hospital can give their views on keeping it open.

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June Taylor called in grandson Errol Dunham (left) who arrived with colleague Cameron Sleight. SG100217-103TW

Injured woman (92) in six-and-a-half hour wait for ambulance

A woman of 92 waited six-and-a-half hours on the floor for an ambulance to take her to hospital after she fell and broke her leg.

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Clinical director for clinical services Ciro Rinaldi, Joan and Peter Waterfall and Chemotherapy suite sister Mandy Logue.

Gedney Dyke family’s £37,000 donation in memory of Wendy

A generous donation of more than £37,000 has been gifted to the chemotherapy suite at Pilgrim Hospital and the Boston Cancer Leukaemia Fund.

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