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Photo exhibition highlighting daily lives of three destitute families in Doncaster

A local photo exhibition highlighting the daily lives of three families in Doncaster is set to tour the town’s Community libraries after Healthwatch Doncaster joined its crowdfunding drive earlier this year and provided match-funding for the project.

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Twenty four hospitals breach waiting times for bowel cancer tests

Twenty four hospitals in the North of England and Yorkshire and the Humber do not meet the NHS standard of less than 1 per cent of patients waiting more than six weeks for tests that could diagnose bowel cancer.

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Chat to hospital governors at informal meeting

Goole hospital governors are inviting people to an informal meeting where the latest Trust news will be discussed.

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Support for women with secondary breast cancer

A diagnosis of cancer can be difficult enough to come to terms with but when a woman is told she also has secondary breast cancer it can be even more challenging.

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Did you know you can test for bowel cancer at home?

North Lincolnshire Council is supporting Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in April and is raising awareness of bowel cancer screening at home for men and women over 60 years-old.

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Special Easter delivery for hospital baby unit from Isle couple

A box full of Easter goodies has been delivered to the newborn intensive care unit at Scunthorpe hospital by a grateful family.

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Doncaster health organisations making a commitment to wheelchair users

Two Doncaster health organisations have signed up to a national charter pledging their commitment to wheelchair users in the borough.

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LISTEN: To hoax call that cost ambulance service £2,465 and put lives at risk

A hoax 999 call cost East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) almost £2,500 on Friday, and saw an ambulance being diverted from a real emergency.

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Help shape the future of children’s healthcare in South Yorkshire

People from across South Yorkshire are being invited to play a part in the future of children’s healthcare by nominating themselves as governors at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

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Council signs charter to raise awareness of motor neurone disease

North Lincolnshire Council has agreed to adopt the motor neurone disease (MND) Charter in support of local people living with this terminal disease and their carers.

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East Midlanders sticking to New Year’s resolutions

East Midlanders sticking to New Year’s resolutions

With Easter fast approaching, New Year’s resolutions seem a distant memory but new research has shown that two thirds of East Midlanders are still sticking to them.

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VIDEO: 999 dandruff call leaves ambulance bosses scratching their heads

A sick cat, dandruff and someone being bitten by a hamster are just some of the 999 calls East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) have taken in the last month.

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Hospitals are given disabled parking friendly status

The parking facilities at Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole hospitals have been given disabled friendly status.

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Police donate £1,500 to intensive care unit for newborn babies

Babies at Scunthorpe hospital’s newborn intensive care unit (NICU) are set to benefit thanks to members of the local police force.

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Patients, carers and staff urged to get involved to enhance health services

Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire patients, together with their carers and staff, are being invited to an event to find out how they can be more involved with their local health trust.

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Be prepared for all your healthcare needs over the Easter bank holiday

Be prepared for all your healthcare needs over the Easter bank holiday and know where help will be available in North Lincolnshire.

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VIDEO: Olympic icon Jessica Ennis-Hill launches £500K Beyond The Treatment cancer appeal

Olympic golden girl Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill had a blast today launching a new £500,000 Weston Park Cancer Charity appeal to improve the experiences of cancer patients in the region.
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VIDEO: Olympic icon Jessica Ennis-Hill has a blast launching cancer appeal

Sheffield's Olympic golden girl Jessica Ennis Hill is having a blast since she retired from sport as she proved at the launch of a new £500,000 Weston Park Cancer Charity appeal.
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Don’t shy away from the symptoms of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, and this March, for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, men are being encouraged to know the symptoms and not to shy away from any symptoms they have.

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Specialist role to support patients with learning disabilities

Extra support for patients with learning disabilities is on the way in the form of two new specialist nurses at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLaG).

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