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Protest at Calderdale and Huddersfield hospital ward moves

Health campaigners have threatened legal action over the re-location of specialist hospital wards between Huddersfield and Halifax.

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Savile House, Halifax.

Halifax Care home gets third ‘inadequate’ rating

A care home has been threatened with closure after being rated by inspectors as “inadequate” for the third time in 12 months.

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Jeremy Hunt asked to urgently to review Calderdale and Huddersfield hospital shake-up

Jeremy Hunt asked to urgently to review Calderdale and Huddersfield hospital shake-up

A council watchdog has asked for the health secretary’s “urgent attention” to a controversial shake-up of hospital services.

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Carole Ayrton, of Halifax, who has the incurable, life-threatening medical condition pulmonary hypertension (PH), with her granddaughter Issy

Living with disease that leaves Halifax grandmother Carole struggling to breathe

A Halifax grandmother with a rare disease that leaves her struggling to breathe is backing a dedicated awareness week in November.

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Lady Halifax with staff, voluntreers and patients after the centre's refurb earlier this year

Calderdale cancer support centre to host Macmillan coffee morning in Halifax

The Jayne Garforth Cancer Information and Support Centre is hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday, November 17 (10am–2pm).

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Judicial review sought over plans for Calderdale and Huddersfield hospitals

Judicial review sought over plans for Calderdale and Huddersfield hospitals

A judge could decide whether controversial changes to hospital services are lawful after health campaigners made an application to the High Court.

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Stephanie Dempsey with her son Kenley, pictured before her illness

Fundraiser goes ahead as Calder Valley mum Steph’s regular treatment must stop

A fundraiser for Calder Valley mum Stephanie Dempsey is going ahead on Saturday, November 4, a week after she announced her hospital has decided to stop her cancer treatment.

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Meningitis is a difficult disease to spot as many of its early symptoms can be similar to flu

Meningitis warning as clocks go back

Charity Meningitis Now is warning people to stay vigilant to the signs and symptoms of meningitis as cases of the deadly bacterial form of the disease peak during the winter.

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GPs could cut back on some prescriptions

GP surgeries to cutback on prescriptions

GP surgeries could cease providing some drugs on prescription under plans by NHS bosses to save £800,000 a year.

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Toddler Harry Lucks, 18 months old, of Mixenden, Halifax, who was nearly strangled when a cotton strands worked loose from his baby blanket, with his parents Gerrod Lucks and Faye Milner.

Comfort blankets withdrawn while Halifax toddler scare investigated

A home goods chain of stores has withdrawn a baby comfort blanket after cotton strands from one worked loose and wrapped themselves round the neck of a Halifax toddler, threatening to strangle him.

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Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS bosses set to support hospital shake-up

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS bosses set to support hospital shake-up

Health bosses are expected to give their support to a re-organisation of hospital services in Calderdale and Huddersfield despite safety concerns.

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Barry Crossland, of Elland, will be swimming a mile at 80 for Overgate Hospice at Brighouse Swimming Pool

Elland swimmer Barry turns 80 with mile challenge

Senior swimmer Barry Crossland will celebrate turning 80 with a sponsored mile to raise cash for Overgate Hospice.

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Clarets midfielder Jack Cork shows his support on World Mental Health Day

Burnley FC’s Jack Cork showed his support of the work of Burnley FC in the Community on World Mental Health Day today, as he visited a Walking Football tournament, hosted by the club’s official charity.

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Victoria Skwarek, with her son Ollie ,will hold a fundraiser.

‘It was such a shock and hard to see him going through the treatment’

Calderdale teacher Victoria Skwarek did not know what ‘developmental dysplasia of the hip’ was until doctors told her newborn son, Ollie, had the condition.

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Glad to be back: Partygoers celebrate the Age UK Todmorden office re-opening

Help when you most need it

Age UK Todmorden has helped people claim £30,000 entitled to them of previously unclaimed benefits in just four months.

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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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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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Prostate cancer testing day at the Turf

Prostate cancer testing day at the Turf

The Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Appeal will host another prostate cancer testing day at Turf Moor on Saturday, in conjunction with the East Lancashire Prostate Cancer Support Group.
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