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MP backs bid to get a counsellor for every school

A West Yorkshire MP has given her backing to a campaign started by the family of a Leeds schoolboy who took his own life.

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Ismail with his Dewsbury 10k race medal

A decade after life support was to be switched off, Batley man Ismail completes Dewsbury 10k challenge

Having completed this month’s Dewsbury 10k event a decade on from being in a coma with his life support scheduled to be switched off, Ismail Patel says of his latest challenge “It was amazing, really amazing - I can’t wait to do it again!”

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Braving the elements:  Some of the campaigners at Dewsbury

Campaigners make their NHS case at Dewsbury Hospital

Campaigners braved rain and sleet to make their voice heard as part of a National Day of Protest outside Dewsbury Hospital last Saturday.

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Dentaid mobile dental unit has treated patients at Dewsbury again early in 2018 following a well-attended session last autumn

Mobile dental team sees 38 more patients in Dewsbury

A mobile dental unit has given treatment to people suffering pain when it returned to the town in January.

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Ismail Patel is competing in the Dewsbury 10k race this weekend

From life support to taking on the big 10k - Batley man Ismail ready for Dewsbury’s big race

A man who was within a day of having his life support switched off a decade ago will take his latest steps to recovery in the Dewsbury 10k race.

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Fundraiser Acker Shaw

Doncaster mum’s memory lives on thanks to the tireless fundraising efforts of devoted husband

A tireless fundraiser from Rossington has raised thousands of pounds for Weston Park Cancer Charity in memory of his beloved wife Brenda.

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Paula Sherriff MP

Dewsbury MP takes frontbench role

Paula Sherriff, MP for Dewsbury, Mirfield, Denby Dale and Kirkburton, has accepted a new role as part of Labour’s frontbench team.
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Fears over future of Yorkshire GP services after closures and mergers

Fears over future of Yorkshire GP services after closures and mergers

Fears have been raised for the future of GP services after figures revealed that 280 practices in England have either closed or merged with each other in just 18 months.

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NHS spent £5.5m on extra beds at Yorkshire hospitals

Spending on extra beds between March-September was revealed in a Freedom of Information request to NHS organisations:

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Martin Barkley, the new chief executive of Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust.

Hospitals in Wakefield and Leeds adopt Toyota production methods

Hospitals have adopted new ways of working inspired by the Japanese motor industry to reduce waste and speed up patient care.

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A period of wet, windy and snowy weather is expected to hit Yorkshire next week.

Weather warning: Gales, showers and snow set to hit Yorkshire as jet-stream sweeps in cold snap

Forecasters are predicting a short, sharp shock of cold temperatures next week as a jet-stream pushes wintry showers, high winds and snow across Britain.

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Ye Olde Bell Spa vitality pool

Ye Olde Bell chimes in a new era with sparkling spa

WHEN you go to a Spa you want to be enveloped by warmth, calmness, luxury and peace. This is “me time” writ large and it’s a treat in which you should be able to lose yourself in the moment, shutting out the outside world and all its cares for a few blissful few hours.
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Hospital appointments and non-urgent operations could be postponed

Hospital appointments and non-urgent operations could be postponed

Non-urgent hospital procedures and routine appointments could be postponed until the end of the month, after NHS bosses urged health trusts to focus on "the sickest patients".
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“Unprecedented” A&E demand at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

“Unprecedented” A&E demand at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

NHS bosses have issued a warning over “unprecedented” levels of demand on A&E departments at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust.

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Cook Lane:  MP Tracy Brabin cuts the ribbon with Dr Jabbar and Dr Khan, practice manager Melanie Lockwood with patients from the surgery

New £400,000 surgery brings state-of-the-art service to Spen, Batley and Dewsbury patients

A new state-of-the-art £400,000 surgery is taking a medical practice serving people in Spen, Batley and Dewsbury into a new era.

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Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust launches live A&E waiting times

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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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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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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