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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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Dewsbury and District Hospital

Jeremy Hunt to visit Dewsbury and Huddersfield hospitals

The health secretary has agreed to visit Dewsbury and Huddersfield to see how changes to hospital services will affect people.

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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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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.

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Volunteers at the Dentaid mobile dental unit which has been in Dewsbury, Mirfield and Chickenley

Hundreds attend mobile dentist at Dewsbury sessions - 150 in first week

More than 150 people who had been unable to access NHS dental treatment in the Dewsbury area have been successfully dealt with or given referrals by a mobile unit.

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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.

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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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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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Volunteers at the Dentaid mobile dental unit which has been in Dewsbury, Mirfield and Chickenley

Dentaid brings help to more than 150 patients in Dewsbury, Mirfield and Chickenley

People in Dewsbury who are finding it difficult to access dental care are receiving free treatment on a mobile dental unit operated by the charity Dentaid.

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'If there had been a Maggie’s in Leeds I could have gone there, had someone to talk to and feel safe. You cannot put a price on that.'

Yorkshire is the biggest county in Britain not to have a Maggie's Centre... something which cancer patient Harriet Dow is delighted to have put right.

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Maggie's: Battling against the fear of cancer in place to comfort and inspire

The breathtaking design of the new Yorkshire Maggie's centre is vital to helping with the care and support of the people it will serve.

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Campaigners demand more scrutiny of health service shake-up

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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