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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Princess Anne visits Pinderfields hospital, Wakefield.
Picture: Andrew Bellis.

‘I wanted a new hospital for Wakefield, but its cost is a scandal’

Looking back to the 1950s and 60s, David Hinchliffe can recall visiting the old Pinderfields hospital in Wakefield, where his father was being treated in huts built for World War Two casualties.

New role: Rebecca, left, and Jen have joined the Candlelighters team

Rebecca’s new Candlelighters role

A new challenge with the Candlelighters charity is the next stop for a Mirfield woman after graduating from college.


Health secretary to review controversial hospital plan for Calderdale and Huddersfield

The health secretary will be asked to review controversial changes to hospital services in Calderdale and Huddersfield.

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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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How a Dewsbury hospital is calming children’s nerves

How a Dewsbury hospital is calming children’s nerves

Children who are nervous about visting hospital are having their fears calmed thanks to an innovative new concept.

CAMPAIGN: Emma Fisk.

Campaign after daughter’s death from cervical cancer

A PONTEFRACT mother has spoken of her fight to ensure more women use lifesaving tests after her newlywed daughter died from cervical cancer two years ago.

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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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.

Locala Community Partnership chief executive Robert Flack.  (d610d249)

Nurses in tears after 20 home visits in a shift

Overworked nurses were in tears during a visit by government inspectors to a shortstaffed community health provider.

Brave girl in desperate need of rare condition cure

Brave girl in desperate need of rare condition cure

A brave girl with a rare form of arthritis is the inspiration behind a fun day organised to help find a cure for her condition.


LETTER: End is nigh for the NHS - unless we help save it

Five years ago this month I was lying in Dewsbury Hospital after a serious, life-saving abdominal operation.

New tobacco laws affecting vapers who smoke e-cigarettes will come into force this week.

E-cigarette laws to change THIS WEEK - Here’s how Kirklees vapers will be affected

New tobacco laws affecting Kirklees vapers who smoke e-cigarettes will come into force this week.


NHS cyber attacks: Operations and appointments cancelled at some Yorkshire hospitals

Operations and appointments at some hospitals in Yorkshire have been cancelled after the international cyber attack targeted NHS trusts.

Cyber security experts investigating after malware attack on Yorkshire NHS organisations

Cyber security experts are investigating a nationwide attack on IT systems which has targeted at least 16 NHS organisations.
Yorkshire NHS hospital trust affected after suspected cyber attack targets IT systems across country

Yorkshire NHS hospital trust affected after suspected cyber attack targets IT systems across country

A hospital trust in Yorkshire is among a series across the country that appear to have been targeted by a suspected attempted cyber attack.

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Research suggests that regular use of painkillers can raise heart attack risk.

Taking common painkillers such as ibuprofen for just a week 'raises heart attack risk'

People who "self-medicate" by taking over the counter painkillers should take heed of new research warning they can increase the risk of a heart attack, say family doctors.
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