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Doctor quizzed patient about her sex life

A doctor has been suspended after a medical tribunal found he had an inappropriate sexual conversation with a vulnerable patient.

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'Excuse me doctor, I've broken my nail' - surprising reasons patients attend A&E in Wakefield

Nettle stings, paper cuts and broken nails - just three of the reasons patients have turned up to Wakefield's Accident and Emergency department.
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Pinderfields Hospital

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals could miss savings target by £8.9m

An nhs trust is forecasting a potential shortfall of almost £9m against its target to make budget cuts by the end of the financial year.

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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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New opening hours for Wakefield's NHS walk-in centre

New opening hours for Wakefield's NHS walk-in centre

The opening hours of a NHS walk-in centre will be changed from next month.
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Youngster with ultra-rare condition given special seat after year-long wait

Youngster with ultra-rare condition given special seat after year-long wait

A girl with an ultra-rare health condition has waited more than a year for a special car seat to keep her safe on the road.

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Survey reveals fears over A&E downgrade

Survey reveals fears over A&E downgrade

Safety fears over the possible downgrading of Pontefract’s A&E department have been raised in a report by the district’s health and social care watchdog.

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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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Lynsey Shackleton, deputy ward manager Sally Ironfield, senior planning manager Donna Gallagher, ward manager Sandra Butler, acting ward manager

First look inside psychiatric hospital after £17m upgrade

NEW MENTAL health facilities have opened as part of a multi-million pound re-build of Fieldhead Hospital.

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Labour turns on
hospital PFI deal

Labour turns on hospital PFI deal

The controversial finance deal behind Pinderfields Hospital could be scrapped if the Labour Party gets into power.

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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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'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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Wakefield NHS launches access to GP appointments until 10pm

Wakefield NHS launches access to GP appointments until 10pm

Patients are being given access to GP appointments until 10pm under a district-wide NHS scheme to cut attendances at A&E departments.

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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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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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