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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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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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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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Rebecca Cheung gave birth on the fast lane of the M1. Pictured with Anthony Marks, Harvey Marks and Archie Marks.

Life in the fast lane as Yorkshire couple deliver baby while driving at 70mph on the M1

A young couple have described the moment they had to deliver their own baby - while travelling at 70MPH on the M1 motorway.
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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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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.

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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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Princess Anne visits Pinderfields hospital, Wakefield.
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‘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.

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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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Stacey Clarkin pictured with her daughter Lottie Clarkin at their home at Methley...Picture by Simon Hulme

Leeds mum: “I won’t hide my scars, what message would that give my daughter?”

Stacey Clarkin’s body is covered in scars from a chronic condition, yet she refuses to let them define her. Catherine Scott meets the inspirational mum,

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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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Have your children had head lice problems?

Smartphones are causing a rise in head lice among school kids

Warning that smartphones are causing a rise in head lice among school kids
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Stateside travels for Type 1 Diabetes campaigning Leeds teenager

A Leeds teenager who has Type 1 Diabetes was picked from hundreds of people to travel across the Atlantic and convince USA lawmakers to keep funding a charity aiming to find a cure for the condition.

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