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Union threatens strike action over hospital staff plans

Hospital staff could strike over plans to change the way some workers are paid.

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Measles outbreak in West Yorkshire: Vaccination warning issued

PUBLIC Health England is urging people in Bradford to ensure they have had vaccinations after confirming that measles is circulating in the city.
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Inquest into dad’s hospital death

Inquest into dad’s hospital death

A father of two died in hospital after being put on trial medication following a heart attack, an inquest heard.

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Hospital staff get extra day's holiday after work during snowy conditions

Hospital staff get extra day's holiday after work during snowy conditions

Hospital staff have been rewarded with an extra day's holiday after maintaining an "excellent service" during the recent cold snap.
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Relief of sacked Wakefield midwife after winning appeal: More than 40,000 signed petition backing her

A MIDWIFE sacked from Wakefield’s Pinderfields Hospital has won an appeal against her dismissal after more than 40,000 people signed  an online petition calling for her to be reinstated.
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The NHS Trust has denied making nurses work overtime if they were late due to the bad weather.

Trust denies claims late-to-work nurses were forced to do overtime during bad weather

Claims that hospital nurses were forced to work overtime if they arrived late for work during snowy weather have been strongly denied.

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TRAVEL FEARS: Bob and Shirley Stocker are concerned by the closure of their local GP surgery.

‘Closure of doctor’s surgery will leave us stranded’

Elderly and vulnerable patients will be left isolated after the closure of doctor’s surgery in Wrenthorpe, said a couple who depend on the service.

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Treatment centre ‘should not put more pressure on Pinderfields’

The former A&E department at Pontefract Hospital has been re-classified as an urgent treatment centre.

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Pinderfields Hospital Emergency entrance

Worry for MS patients as last specialist neurologist leaves Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

Concerns have been raised about care for patients with one of the most common neurological conditions after the only specialist consultant at a Yorkshire NHS trust retired without a replacement.

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Jo Cox's sister Kim Leadbeater with MPs Rachel Reeves, right,  and Seema Kennedy, at the launch the long-awaited final report of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission in December. Picture Tony Johnson.

Jo Cox Foundation will continue to ‘push for change’ on loneliness

The sister of tragic MP Jo Cox has urged the Government to make good on its promises to tackle the scourge of loneliness, as the minister leading the charge spent a second day in Yorkshire meeting those at the front end of tackling isolation.

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Yorkshire Dance will roll out a host of programmes to help benefit those affected by Parkinson's

Yorkshire Dance to celebrate Parkinson's Awareness Week with special new programme

In honour of Parkinson's Awareness Week, Yorkshire Dance is calling for people living with Parkinson's to join them this weekend as part of an exciting new training programme.

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"Has all the hair gone now?!": Yorkshire doctor leaves touching birthday card for husband after her death

"Has all the hair gone now?!": Yorkshire doctor leaves touching birthday card for husband after her death

The husband of an inspirational Yorkshire doctor who passed away aged 34 has opened a poignant birthday card she wrote for him before her death.

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Wakefield child rapist died aged 79 after serving just three months of 26-year prison sentence at Leeds jail

A PENSIONER convicted of historic sex offences  against children in Wakefield area died  just  three months after starting a 26-year prison sentence at Armley jail in Leeds, an inquest heard.
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GP surgery to close despite patient backlash

GP surgery to close despite patient backlash

A village doctor’s surgery is set to close - despite a backlash from patients and fears it would leave elderly people with too far to travel for treatment.

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Medical conditions you must tell the DVLA about

The surprising medical conditions you must tell the DVLA about - or face a huge fine

We all know the basics when it comes to when you are and aren't allowed to drive.

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Warning to parents after surge in highly infectious Scarlet Fever: the signs to look for

Parents are being warned to look out for signs of scarlet fever in children after the highest number of reported cases since 1982, health official said.

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NHS project on award shortlist

NHS project on award shortlist

A Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust project that works with young adults with learning difficulties in Wakefield has been shortlisted for an award.

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Listed: The conditions you can't get prescriptions for and the treatments banned by the NHS

Prescriptions for some "over the counter" remedies such as paracetamol and cold treatments have been cut after NHS officials voted in favour of money-saving plans.

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Published: The book has been welcomed by Emma McDonald, pictured with sons Louie and Freddie.

New hospital book to help Leeds children undergoing transplants

Children in Leeds awaiting a vital liver transplant will now be given a book to help them understand what is involved in the procedure.

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Blake Holdsworth was diagnosed with leukaemia aged five, he died aged seven in November last year. His family are now doing a series of charity events beginning with a charity cycle on Saturday March 31. Pictured is mum Elaine and Alana and Draiden Holdsworth

Mum’s charity challenge in memory of her seven-year-old son

A mum will embark upon a series of charity challenges after her seven-year-old son died from a rare condition he developed as a result of leukaemia treatment.

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