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Campaigners demand more scrutiny of health service shake-up

Health campaigners are calling for more scrutiny of “secretive” plans to cut millions of pounds from NHS and social care budgets.

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Almost 50,000 worth of items have been reported as stolen from three hospitals.

REVEALED: £50,000 worth of items stolen from West Yorkshire hospitals

Almost £50,000 worth of items have been stolen from three West Yorkshire hospitals, figures reveal.

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Locala boss Robert Flack steps down

Locala boss Robert Flack steps down

The boss of community healthcare provider Locala has stepped down after six years in the job.

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Computer glitch causes delays at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

Computer glitch causes delays at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

Patients faced delays in A&E and appointments were cancelled today after IT problems caused chaos at an NHS Trust.

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Centralisation of A&E care takes effect

Centralisation of A&E care takes effect

changes to hospital accident and emergency services have taken effect after three years of planning.

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Tough Mudder: Lilly after the obstacle race

Proud of Lilly rising to big health challenge

After a traumatic spring a Dewsbury youngster joined her dad in a summer Tough Mudder obstacle race event to raise awareness of a diabetes charity.

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Safety fears raised after maternity unit closures

Safety fears raised after maternity unit closures

Fears have been raised over the safety of expectant mums after it emerged that the district’s maternity service had to temporarily close on five occasions last year.

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One more chance to Be A Hero as organ donor campaign is launched in Leeds

A 24-hour pedal power event in Leeds will kick-start a new appeal to find 50,000 new organ donors across Yorkshire within just six months.

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Pinderfields Hospital, which was officially opened in 2011

PFI debts ‘an albatross around the necks of Yorkshire hospital bosses’

The ex-chairman of an influential Parliamentary health watchdog has condemned the cost of a controversial PFI contract signed by Yorkshire hospital bosses as “nothing short of scandalous” after it emerged the region’s trusts are paying out £112m a year on similar funding deals.

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Princess Anne visits Pinderfields hospital, Wakefield.
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‘I wanted a new hospital for Wakefield, but its cost is a scandal’

Looking back to the 1950s and 60s, David Hinchliffe can recall visiting the old Pinderfields hospital in Wakefield, where his father was being treated in huts built for World War Two casualties.

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New role: Rebecca, left, and Jen have joined the Candlelighters team

Rebecca’s new Candlelighters role

A new challenge with the Candlelighters charity is the next stop for a Mirfield woman after graduating from college.

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DONORS: The number of people signing up has risen by 23%.

1,891 residents alive thanks to organ donors

The number of people living in West Yorkshire currently known to be alive thanks to organ transplants has reached 1,891.

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Health secretary to review controversial hospital plan for Calderdale and Huddersfield

The health secretary will be asked to review controversial changes to hospital services in Calderdale and Huddersfield.

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Pinderfields Hospital

Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust faces CQC action over staffing

An NHS trust is facing action from the health watchdog after struggling to find enough nurses to care for its patients.

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Jermain Defoe met his friend Bradley Lowery last night as the family say their little boy is finding it hard to breathe.

Jermain Defoe visits cancer battler Bradley Lowery as family say he is 'finding breathing difficult'

Terminally-ill football fan Bradley Lowery was visited by his "best friend" Jermain Defoe after his family threw him a party.
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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
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How a Dewsbury hospital is calming children’s nerves

How a Dewsbury hospital is calming children’s nerves

Children who are nervous about visting hospital are having their fears calmed thanks to an innovative new concept.

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DIABETES: Around 83,000 people will be covered by the eye screening programme.

Eye care scheme to help diabetics

Eye screening experts from the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust are currently helping people with diabetes in the Dewsbury and Batley areas care for their sight.

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Children play in a water fountain in Bradford, Yorkshire, as Britain is set to bask in its hottest day of the year this weekend, with the fine weather continuing into next week.

Yorkshire weather: Tips for coping during the heatwave

Yorkshire is basking in glorious sunshine and temperatures have hit 30C.

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Breaking: Patients asked to leave Leeds hospital as 'suspicious package' found

Patients at a Leeds hospital have been asked to leave the premises as police deal with a "suspicious package".
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