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Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust launches live A&E waiting times

Accident and emergency waiting times can be viewed online after a live tracking system was launched by Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust.

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Pinderfields Hospital

JON TRICKETT: The NHS is what matters most to Hemsworth constituents

Over the past few months, my office, with the help of many fantastic volunteers, have been delivering newsletters and surveys to thousands of households across the Hemsworth constituency.

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GP rankings - how does your surgery fare?

Revealed: The worst 10 GP surgeries in Wakefield district

We've put together a list of the worst 10 GP surgeries in the district - based on feedback from you.
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GP Patient Survey rankings - how does your practice fare?

Revealed: The best 10 GP surgeries in Wakefield district

We've put together a list of the top 10 GP surgeries in the district - as recommended by you.
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Doctor quizzed patient about her sex life

Doctor quizzed patient about her sex life

A doctor has been suspended after a medical tribunal found he had an inappropriate sexual conversation with a vulnerable patient.

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'Excuse me doctor, I've broken my nail' - surprising reasons patients attend A&E in Wakefield

Nettle stings, paper cuts and broken nails - just three of the reasons patients have turned up to Wakefield's Accident and Emergency department.
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Pinderfields Hospital

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals could miss savings target by £8.9m

An nhs trust is forecasting a potential shortfall of almost £9m against its target to make budget cuts by the end of the financial year.

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Pinderfields Hospital

Women rushed from Dewsbury to Pinderfields hospital during labour

DOZENS OF women have been rushed from Dewsbury hospital to Wakefield during labour since changes to maternity services took effect.

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Georgia is just one of 200 in world with rare gene condition

Georgia is just one of 200 in world with rare gene condition

The mum of a girl with an ultra-rare genetic disorder will lead the first UK charity to help families of children with the condition.

Health

Yorkshire ‘isn’t immune’ to the drug epidemic ravaging the US

It would be “naive” to assume that the UK is immune to the opioid drug epidemic that is killing tens of thousands of people a year in the US, a leading public health expert has warned.

Crime
New opening hours for Wakefield's NHS walk-in centre

New opening hours for Wakefield's NHS walk-in centre

The opening hours of a NHS walk-in centre will be changed from next month.
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Turning Point for mental health

Turning Point has been celebrating the success of its new Talking Therapies service that helps people with common mental health problems.

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Youngster with ultra-rare condition given special seat after year-long wait

Youngster with ultra-rare condition given special seat after year-long wait

A girl with an ultra-rare health condition has waited more than a year for a special car seat to keep her safe on the road.

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Survey reveals fears over A&E downgrade

Survey reveals fears over A&E downgrade

Safety fears over the possible downgrading of Pontefract’s A&E department have been raised in a report by the district’s health and social care watchdog.

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COLUMN: Tinnitus - let’s all make some noise about it!

COLUMN: Tinnitus - let’s all make some noise about it!

It would be borderline bad taste to say I’d never heard of tinnitus before my diagnosis.

Lifestyle
Chief constable of West Yorkshire Police, Dee Collins.

West Yorkshire Police chief constable shares breast cancer experience to raise awareness

The chief constable of West Yorkshire Police has shared her experience of being treated for breast cancer in the hope that others will carry out checks on themselves more regularly.

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Lynsey Shackleton, deputy ward manager Sally Ironfield, senior planning manager Donna Gallagher, ward manager Sandra Butler, acting ward manager

First look inside psychiatric hospital after £17m upgrade

NEW MENTAL health facilities have opened as part of a multi-million pound re-build of Fieldhead Hospital.

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Labour turns on
hospital PFI deal

Labour turns on hospital PFI deal

The controversial finance deal behind Pinderfields Hospital could be scrapped if the Labour Party gets into power.

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Whether you are a business or an individual, Maggie's Yorkshire needs your help

We are calling on the people of Yorkshire to get behind the creation of the country's first Maggie's Centre.

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