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LETTER: Health services must be the top priority

As portfolio holder for health and wellbeing at Ashfield District Council I have watched with increasing concern as, in my view, health services in Ashfield descend into chaos.

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Pictured after raisin g �20,000 towards a new ultrasound machine at King's Mil Hospital: L-r:  Amazon Beryl, Consultant Breast Surgeon Ali Jahan, Consultant Radiologist Amanjot Kasuppiah, Amazon Lesley, Specialist Breast Care Nurse Gill Clark, Radiographer Pamela Lanckham, Amazons Janet, Ann, Sandra, Angie, Geoff and Keith.

Cancer patients get quicker diagnosis at King’s Mill thanks to £20,000 raised by support group

Breast cancer patients at King’s Mill Hospital will benefit from a quicker diagnosis after big hearted volunteers raised £20,000 for a new ultra-sound machine.

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Mental hospital sex attacker sentencing is put back

Mental hospital sex attacker sentencing is put back

The case of a Nottinghamshire healthcare assistant who admitted sexual offences against a patient at a mental health unit near Mansfield has been adjourned until October 28.

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'Bed-blocking' is caused when patients are unable to be discharged because of they're circumstances or if they're accommodation is isn't suitable for them to return to.

Scheme to prevent 'bed-blocking' at King's Mill saves NHS £1m a year

A council scheme to reduce hospital “bed blocking” in Mansfield and Ashfield has saved the NHS £1.3million a year according to a new report.

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GUEST COLUMN: Top tips on using the recovery position, by Dr Tim Baker, St John Ambulance

GUEST COLUMN: Top tips on using the recovery position, by Dr Tim Baker, St John Ambulance

This week we’re going to look at how to place a casualty in the recovery position.

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Up, up and away...Redbrick aims to raise 10,000 this weekend for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

VIDEO: Put your feet up to help raise £10,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance with Redbrick

Forget sponsored runs for charity...this weekend you can help raise £10,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance by putting your feet up or getting a good night's sleep!
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Cats carry a rare bacteria in their mouths and claws, which can be passed on to humans.

Cuddling cats could be deadly

Cuddling cats may be deadly, according to new research.

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Patients ‘are dying’ because ambulance crews are in ‘crisis’

Patients ‘are dying’ because ambulance crews are in ‘crisis’

Patients ‘are dying’ because ambulance crews are in ‘crisis’

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Sherwood Forest Hospital�"s new Chief Executive, Peter Herring

King’s Mill Trust gets clean bill of health

The NHS trust which runs King’s Mill and Mansfield Community Hospital has had the last of three warning notices issued by a Government health watchdog lifted.

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‘Help me repay NHS for £250k surgery that saved my baby’

‘Help me repay NHS for £250k surgery that saved my baby’

A devastated mum has told of how she hopes to raise thousands to pay the NHS back for critical surgery which is keeping her daughter alive.

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58 serious incidents reported to East Midlands Ambulance Service in a year

58 serious incidents reported to East Midlands Ambulance Service in a year

Almost 60 serious incidents were reported to East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) in a year, new figures have shown.

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A woman has been charged after an alleged incident of drink driving at King's Mill Hospital.

Woman charged after King's Mill car park crash

A woman has been charged with drink driving after a collision in King's Mill hospital's car park.

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Social care cash boost to take pressure of the NHS

Social care cash boost to take pressure of the NHS

Around £2m is being invested in social care services in Nottinghamshire to promote independence, reduce avoidable hospital admissions and ensure people only have to stay in hospital for as long as necessary, council leaders have said.

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Stelios Savva and his partner, Cara Morris and their daughter, Sienna, at their Warsop home.

Dad denied liver drug may never see his daughter grow up

A Warsop dad on a liver transplant waiting list has been denied a drug which would give him a better chance of survival.

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Boy with dementia ‘went back to a newborn overnight’

Boy with dementia ‘went back to a newborn overnight’

This family are heartbroken after their little boy ‘went back in time’ overnight, and doctors still can’t explain why.

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Things are hotting up...

Warning for Notts residents as mini-heatwave beckons

Nottinghamshire residents are being urged to take extra precautions as the weather hots up.

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Kings Mill Hospital.

King’s Mill merger delayed into 2017

The planned merger of King’s Mill Hospital with a Nottingham-based NHS trust has been delayed into next year, it has been announced.

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Tiffany-Rose Waudby was born with various medical problems and her parents Kerry and Arran don't know how long she has to live.

The girl with a clock on her heart

A Huthwaite mum has told of her devastation to know that she will likely outlive her adorable “baby daughter”, who battles for life each day.

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Sinead Anderson may only have a few years to live as she waits for a lung tranplant.

‘If I don’t get a new lung I may only have two years to live’

An Ashfield woman who has been given just a few years to live has told of her “agonising wait” for a donor so she can have life-saving lung surgery.

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Becki Cuttell at her home in Clipstone. Despite losing a lot of weight in the past year she has been denied surgery to correct a weight disorder ffecting her legs.

Mum’s battle for fat disease recognition

An ‘inspiring’ mum who dropped 12 dress sizes to prove she wasn’t lying about her chronic disorder is spreading awareness of an all too common weight disease.

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