NHS deficit reaches £1.2bn as service is ‘pushed to its limit’

NHS trusts have recorded a combined deficit of £1.2bn after facing rising demand for services - leading to renewed calls for an urgent Government re-think of health service funding.

The six-year-old died after being found in an unresponsive state.

Six-year-old girl pronounced dead after being rushed to Sheffield hospital in unresponsive state

A six-year-old girl has died after being found unresponsive and rushed to Sheffield Children's Hospital yesterday.

Luke Glendenning

Family’s torment after death of Luke, 10, following ‘routine’ operation

A mother has spoken of her heartache as she waits for answers as to why her 10-year-old son died after a routine kidney stone operation.

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Andrea Dunn with the Speech and Language Therapy team Astrid Hubbard, Joanna Cann, Shelley Fox and Joanna Scott. (1802133AM1)

Meet Andrea, the woman at Harrogate District Hospital who helps patients find their voice again

In the latest in our series Harrogate Health Heroes we shine the spotlight on Andrea Dunn - the only Speech and Language Therapy Assistant in the Harrogate District NHS Foundation Trust.

Kay Mellor launches the Marie Curie Great Daffodil appeal

Spring in the air as writer launches campaign

The Leeds-born writer and director Kay Mellor was back in Yorkshire yesterday to launch Marie Curie’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal.

Claire Day with specially trained 'dementia dogs' at Barnsley Day Centre's dementia group.Picture Scott Merrylees

How huskies are “touching the hearts” of dementia sufferers

A FAMILY of specially trained woolly huskies who show empathy to those around them are being used to help people with dementia, terminal illness, and long-term health conditions across Yorkshire and beyond.


Revealed: The best Harrogate GP surgeries according to NHS rankings

The best performing GP surgeries in the Harrogate District have been revealed, following ratings by NHS choices based on whether patients would recommend the service to others.

The figures have been revealed as part of a Freedom of Information request

REVEALED: Sheffield NHS spends £340,000 on translators

Health bosses have spent almost £350,000 on translators in the NHS in Sheffield in the past year.

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Cutbacks loom for county’s health services

Cutbacks loom for county’s health services

HEALTH SERVICES in the region face millions of pounds of spending cuts as NHS bosses prepare to intervene over a worsening cash crisis.

Former soldier Danny Webb has fought alcoholism and now helps other veterans combat their problems. Pic: Scott Merrylees

Danny's toughest battle: How former sergeant major fought alcoholism that almost killed him

A former sergeant major who almost lost his life to alcoholism after leaving the military is now helping other former soldiers to face their addiction problems. Chris Burn reports.


NHS plea to Government over funding: Postponed operations hit finances

The government is facing calls for an overhaul of health service funding as NHS trusts struggle to overturn multi-million-pound deficits.


‘Staggering’ link between literacy and life expectancy is revealed

Children born into communities where people are likely to struggle with reading and writing live much shorter lives than their peers in more privileged areas, new research has found.

Success of keyhole bladder op at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

Success of keyhole bladder op at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

A man has become the first cancer patient in West Yorkshire to successfully undergo a keyhole a bladder procedure without the disease returning.


Revealed: The 10 best GP surgeries in Leeds according to NHS rankings

The highest and lowest rated GP surgeries in Leeds have been revealed, based on ratings by patients responding to official NHS Choices surveys - how does yours compare?

Could sport cause arthritis? Pic:Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Can sport give you arthritis?

Leeds researchers are part of a £2m research project looking at the risk of joint problems in amateur athletes. Catherine Scott reports.

Mother’s cancer drug hope

Mother’s cancer drug hope

A mum of two with a gene mutation linked to cancer risk is being treated with a pioneering Yorkshire drug. Catherine Scott reports.

Andrea Morrison Life coach

Former barrister helping women regain control of their lives

Eight years ago Andrea Morrison had burnt out. Now she is sharing how she turned her life around. Catherine Scott reports.

Should all school meals be free?

GP Taylor: School dinners should be free – and fully British

I HAVE struggled with my weight ever since I was in the police force. Thankfully I have always managed to stay the right side of the chubby line away from obesity.

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L-R; Jill Young, Operations Director, Vida Healthcare, Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, James Rycroft, Managing Director, Vida Healthcare, Bernadette Mossman, Healthcare Director, Vida Healthcare, Chris Rycroft, Chairman, Vida Healthcare, Brian De Vere, Yorkshire Bank, Mark Rycroft

'Outstanding' start for specialist dementia care home in Pannal

The Managing Director of a Harrogate care home for people living with dementia, has praised his staff after the Care Quality Commission rated the service as ‘outstanding’.

Does the NHS do enough to reflect the spiritual needs of patients?

YP Letters: We must focus on the spritual side of our NHS

From: Julie Burton, Park Lane, Bishop Wilton, York.

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