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High blood pressure death risk for thousands in Leeds and Wakefield

A HEALTH charity is urging people to get tested for potentially deadly high blood pressure after revealing tens of thousands of sufferers in Leeds and Wakefield remain undiagnosed.

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Survey on future of Pontefract A&E gets 2,000 responses

More than 2,000 people took part in a survey on the future of Pontefract A&E after plans emerged to downgrade the department.

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Children in Wakefield are waiting too long for assessments to diagnose autism, inspectors say

Children and young people in the Wakefield district are waiting “unacceptably long” for autism diagnostic assessments to be completed.

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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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Mums and depression

Mental health team for postnatal women launched

Women with mental health problems linked to pregnancy and childbirth are being looked after by a new NHS team.

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Adam Kirk, from Castleford, who is to undergo a second bone marrow transplant.

Transplant plan for young Castleford boy

A Castleford boy is set to undergo a bone marrow transplant from a donor in America after being born with a rare illness that left him without an immune system.

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A brother’s joy after gifts of life heart and liver transplants

A SEVEN-year-old boy has told what one of two life saving transplants for his younger brother meant to him and his family.

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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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Pharmacy sign on Wicker Pharmacy in Sheffield

LIST: Pharmacies open this bank holiday Monday

Several pharmacies will remain open on bank holiday Monday.

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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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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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Broken promise claim over A&E

Broken promise claim over A&E

An mp has accused health bosses of breaking promises over the future of NHS services after the downgrading of Pontefract’s A&E was suggested.

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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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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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LAUNCH: The Wise Up To Cancer programme launch in Castleford. Picture Jonathan Pow/jp@jonathanpow.com

Pharmacies join cancer initiative

Yorkshire Cancer Research has expanded its new community health programme into the Wakefield district.

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People should 'fight their instincts' and FLOAT

New life-saving advice says floating, not swimming, could prevent drowning in cold water

People should ‘fight their instincts’ and FLOAT rather than try to swim if they fall into water, according to new advice from the RNLI.

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Pharmacy opening times for Bank Holiday Monday

Pharmacy opening times for Bank Holiday Monday

Pharmacy opening times for Bank Holiday Monday have been announced by NHS bosses.

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Care home gets regional award

Care home gets regional award

A WAKEFIELD care home has been chosen by its residents and their families as one of the top 20 care homes in Yorkshire and The Humber region. 

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