YP Letters: NHS bled dry by excessive spending

From: Barrie Crowther, Walton, Wakefield.

More than 190,000 children round the world are dying from TB

Call for action to stop disease killing children

Action must be taken to prevent the “unnecessary” deaths of nearly a quarter of a million children - most aged under five - from tuberculosis, researchers say.


‘It could now cost more to look after an elderly parent than to raise a child’

PAYING for the care of just one elderly parent for six years now costs £231,843 – which is the same as the average cost of raising a child for 21 years, according to new research.

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Why isn't mroe money being poured into the NHS?

YP Letters: Signs of national madness on road to Welwick

From: Jack Caley, Aldbrough, Hull.

There are currently no NHS places available at any of the 15 listed NHS practices in Harrogate and Knaresborough.

No NHS places available at ANY Harrogate or Knaresborough dentists

Residents hoping to secure a place to receive dental treatment on the NHS will have to look outside of Harrogate and Knaresborough or wait months to be seen.

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Matthew and Lyndsay Smith with their son, George.

Birthday milestone for Leeds Children’s Hospital boy who wasn’t expected to survive

A BOY who wasn’t expected to survive beyond a few months old is set to celebrate his third birthday tomorrow thanks to doctors at Leeds Children’s Hospital.

Despite daily pressures. junior doctor Melody Redman is still committed to the NHS.

‘Being a doctor is certainly a strange mix of emotions. We can’t solve every problem’

“I USED to want to be a doctor,” was the response I received from my 13-year-old patient, Maya, as I asked her about her career aspirations.

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House recalls pates and rillettes amid concerns over control of potentially fatal toxin

STATELY home Chatsworth House has recalled a selection of pates and rillettes food sold at its farm shop amid concerns over a toxin which can lead to potentially fatal food poisioning.

Harrogate boy with life-limiting condition is able play with friends after charity’s gift

Harrogate boy with life-limiting condition is able play with friends after charity’s gift

A BOY suffering from a life-limiting neurological condition can play with friends at school thanks to a charity’s gift of more than £4,000 worth of specialist equipment.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

YP Letters: Set realistic goals, not targets, for a better NHS

From: David Collins, Scissett.

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UK farmers conform to the highest welfare standards.

YP Letters: Farms meet strict animal welfare rules

From: Diane Armitage, Ellerton, York.

Labour MP for York Central, Rachael Maskell, chairs the all-party parliamentary group for older people and ageing Picture: Anna Gowthorpe

Too many elderly patients ‘suffering in silence’

A YORKSHIRE MP has hit out at “sub-standard” NHS hospital care after an ombudsman found too many older people are “suffering in silence”.

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman said too many older people are suffering in silence.

‘Basic human rights’ of elderly patients ignored, says Yorkshire MP

The “BASIC human rights” of older people in hospital are not being adhered to, a Yorkshire MP has said, after a survey showed one in three family members have been concerned about the care of an elderly relative.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has not yet delivered his verdict on a controversial shake-up of health care in the East Riding

Disgust over closure of hospital beds in East Coast town

RESIDENTS of an East Coast town have expressed shock and disgust after learning beds at their hospital are closing “temporarily” and they now face a 54-mile round trip to Beverley.

Do PFI deals offer the NHS value for money?

YP Letters: Public must say no to PFI after NHS scandal

From: Dr John Puntis, The Avenue, Roundhay, Leeds.

Tragic death: John Haughey, 76

Five-figure settlement after pensioner died after drinking bottle of hand gel in hospital

A hospital trust has paid out a five-figure sum after a pensioner died after drinking the equivalent of a litre of gin in hand gel.

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.

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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Trust with £1bn PFI scheme could sign another deal

One of the country’s biggest hospital trusts says it is considering using a PFI scheme to pay for new buildings more than a decade after signing similar deals which will cost in excess of £1bn over 30 years.

The Yorkshire Post says: PFI - Value for money or not?

The Yorkshire Post says: PFI - Value for money or not?

THE ‘buy now, pay later’ PFI contracts, signed by five NHS trusts in Yorkshire at a cost of £3.8bn to taxpayers and now regarded as ‘scandalous’ because of the scale of the repayment charges, need to be seen in the context of New Labour’s landslide win in 1997.

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