Lifetime award for Helen

A Bourne care home manager has been named as the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award in the National Care Awards 2017.

PEOPLE POWER: Oliver Taylor (front) with brother Harvey and dad Dad in Holbeach last September 2016 with their petition to save childrens heart services at Glenfield Hospital.  Photo: SG030916-104TW.

South Holland parents win seven-year Glenfield battle

Jubilant families and heart patients in South Holland are celebrating victory after a near seven-year fight to keep their nearest specialist medical centre open.


WEEKEND WEB: Campaign aims to prevent lost appointments

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Helen Brewster

Bourne care home manager wins national lifetime award

The manager of a Bourne care home has won a lifetime achievement award for her work.

Jo Esdale of Essential Well-Being

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Cough machine

WEEKEND WEB: Speak to your GP if you’ve been coughing for three weeks

DOCTOR CALLING: A weekly column by the chairman of South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group Kevin Hill, addressing topical health issues.

Young fundraiser Darcy Foulsham-Perkins

Special award for ‘amazing’ fundraiser Darcy

Long Sutton schoolgirl Darcy Foulsham-Perkins has received a special award after raising £405 for charity.


WEEKEND WEB: Take care, but not Antibiotics

DOCTOR CALLING: A weekly column by the chairman of South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group Dr Kevin Hill

Patients want routine NHS dental care to return to Johnson Community Hospital. SG110113-155TW

Your verdict: it’s back to the dark ages for our NHS dental services

Our readers are voicing anger and disappointment over the lack of routine NHS dental services in Spalding.

WEEKEND WEB: Take advice and look after you this wintertime

WEEKEND WEB: Take advice and look after you this wintertime

Dr Kevin Hill prescribes some wise advice for winter in DOCTOR CALLING...

Spalding patients left without an NHS dentist are asked to complain to Healthwatch. SG110113-154TW

‘Speak up on Spalding’s NHS dentist fiasco’

A health watchdog is urging thousands of patients without an NHS dentist in Spalding to complain about the “appalling situation”.

The Respite Association

Grant will make all the difference

More than 30 carers will be able to take a break next year, thanks to a grant from Lincolnshire Freemasons.

Gill Gosling

Generous Gill’s £800 birthday donation to Holbeach Hospital

Generous Gill Gosling has donated £800 to Holbeach and East Elloe Hospital Trust after asking friends and family members to donate instead of buying her 80th birthday presents.

Flu jab

WEEKEND WEB: A quick flu jab can protect you all winter


Margaret Kenworthy outside the Ruby Hunt Centre in Donington.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG260613-128TW.

Donington, Kirton and Swineshead help spread word on pancreatic cancer

A Donington community centre is teaming up with health centres in Kirton and Swineshead to spread the word about pancreatic cancer.

Kim Parr checks Jeremy Kirk's cholesterol level.

WEEKEND WEB: Try to keep your cholesterol under control

Dr Kevin Hill issues a prescription for good health in our weekly column, DOCTOR CALLING

Pete and Steph Williams are campaigning to end a controversial operation. SG281017-161TW

‘This operation left me in agony’ says Spalding woman Steph

Spalding grandparents are campaigning for a controversial NHS ‘op’ to be axed because they say it is wrecking people’s lives.

Coun Anthony Casson with Gary Stanley, lead food health and safety officer.

Look before you book your festive meal

With preparations for the festive season on the horizon, thoughts will soon be turning to finding the perfect place to celebrate.


Expert advice on offer during Trustees Week

A free event is being held in Spalding during Trustees’ Week to empower and enable those who manage charities and community groups.

Mobile breast screening unit

WEEKEND WEB: Early detection and treatment of breast cancer is key to survival

Our weekly health column features Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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