Unprecedented demand on health services prompts ‘difficult choices’

Health chiefs in part of North Yorkshire say they will need to evaluate every service they commission to plug a growing shortfall in its budget amid “unprecedented” demand.

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IVF treatment preparation

Hope for couples after Yorkshire IVF research success

THOUSANDS of couples could be given new hope of having a baby with the launch of groundbreaking research into fertility treatment in Yorkshire.

Staff from the Community dental team L-R; Christine Harding, Team Leader Lydia Gall, Head of service for North Yorkshire, Lesley Horton, Oral Health Nurse Chris Batty and Specialist Consutant Caroline Graham

Meeting the teams rated 'outstanding' at Harrogate district NHS trust

Breaking down the Harrogate and District CQC report by department, five teams were recognised for their particular efforts going over and above to provide the best possible care.

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CEO Ros Tolcher and the leaders of the departments which were rated outstanding.

Harrogate district NHS Trust rated 'outstanding' for care

A major report has rated Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust as ‘good’ overall and ‘outstanding’ for care following the hospital’s first official inspection by the health watchdog.

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Tad vs Mountain team after 3 Peaks challenge (s)

Heroic Tadcaster team battle gruelling mountains in memory of Sonny Lang

A brave team of Sonny Lang’s closest friends are taking on a series of gruelling mountain challenges to raise money for St James’ Hospital.

Pokemon Go being played at the hospital - image courtesy of Harrogate NHS FT

Pokémon Go players warned not to enter wards at Harrogate Hospital

Pokémon Go users have been warned not to enter wards or clinical areas at Harrogate District Hospital whilst playing the popular mobile phone game.
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Tyler Robinson (s)

Harrogate pupil braves the shave for MacMillan Cancer Support

A brave New Park Primary School pupil has proved he’s a cut above the rest by shaving his hair off for Macmillan Cancer Support.
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Bardsey mourns death of popular Bingley Arms landlord Ged Sugden

Gerard Sugden (Ged), landlord of the Bingley Arms and one of Bardsey’s most iconic and well-loved figures, has died at the age of 59.

Oscar Denby (s)

Heartbroken Harrogate mum mourns heroic son who died just 11-weeks-old

A heartbroken mother has described her son as a “real life hero” following his death from a serious heart condition at just 11-weeks-old.
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Agency nurses at 'inadequate' Ripon care home left residents at risk

A Ripon care home has been placed into special measures following an over-reliance on agency nurses, some of whom were ‘not fit to practice’.

Chairman of North Yorkshire County Council's Scrutiny of Health Committee, Jim Clark, has raised concerns over the new boundary lines.

Fears for funding future of Harrogate's healthcare

Harrogate’s health services could be ‘starved of funding’ following a major NHS reorganisation, fears a leading health official.

The Pines Care Home - Google Maps

CQC slams closed Harrogate care home for unacceptable staff practices

The CQC has revealed a series of ‘unacceptable staff practices’ which led to a Harrogate care home being placed in special measures before it closed down.

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Sonny and Marianne (s)

Emotional fundraiser for hospital Tadcaster’s much-loved Sonny Lang held dear

Some of Sonny Lang’s closest friends will raise money for the hospital she ‘held close to her heart’ before losing her life to Cystic Fibrosis in February.

Charlotte now lives in Thistle Hill Care Home.

Family launch heartfelt campaign for tragically injured Knaresborough woman

The family of a Knaresborough girl, who suffered a tragic brain injury, have launched a fundraising campaign for the specialist care centre where she now lives.

Food hygiene ratings

Victorian hotel and Harrogate town centre bistro given one-star hygiene rating

One of Harrogate’s large Victorian hotels and a popular town centre bistro have been told to make ‘major improvements’ by the Food Standards Agency.

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Simple steps for a healthier you

Simple steps for a healthier you

Most people believe that one of the best ways of losing weight is to cut down on carbohydrates.
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Chris Binnie, Trustee - Our Angels

Harrogate charity complains to BBC over misleading pregnancy advice

A Harrogate charity for bereaved parents has made an official complaint to the BBC over misleading content in a TV series about pregnancy.

Competition winner Mrs Harris with Mrs Tatterton, her son Gary and granddaughter Amy Tatterton, Andrew Wallace and Kieron Wharton from Churchill Retirement Living

Care and retirement development named after Wetherby hero

A new living development for retired people in Wetherby has been named in memory of a community hero and former resident.
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Dementia patients failed by end of life care, Harrogate charity warns

Dementia patients are getting ‘left out in the cold’ when it comes to their end of life care, a Harrogate charity has warned.

Cannabis smoking

New Harrogate Cannabis Social Club formed to join drug legalisation fight

A new Harrogate Cannabis Social Club (HCSC) has been formed to join the fight to legalise the drug and is aiming to “ensure and encourage” the safe use of it by residents.

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