Dear Reader: Harrogate Hospital's woes + an outstanding stand-up!

A personal column by the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers
Julie Boyle, from Ripon, was cycling with her husband Peter near Whitby

How a wedding gift saved the life of a cyclist

A woman from Ripon thanking a generous wedding gift for saving the life of her husband.

James Monaghan has been calling for York Place to be declared as an AQMA since last year.

New air pollution area in Knaresborough must be handled 'quickly'

Knaresborough councillors have reinforced the need to tackle air pollution in the town ‘quickly’ and effectively after a public consultation defining the area in need of management has been opened.

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The CQC told BMI The Duchy Hospital in Harrogate that it must improve last October.

The Duchy Hospital in Harrogate told to improve 'inadequate' patient safety

Leaders at a private hospital in Harrogate have insisted improvements have been made after they were told its leadership and patient safety were 'inadequate'.


Picture gallery: Harrogate Race for Life 2017

Were you among the runners taking part in Cancer Research UK’s race for Life events at Ripley Castle at the weekend?

Phoebe Tyrell with her mum Laura. Picture: Adrian Murray

Harrogate mum left 'emotional' after daughter showed scar at prom with pride

A Harrogate teenager has shown off her scar with pride at her high school prom, after she underwent a major operation to straighten her spine.

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David Calvert and Charlotte Gale of The Catalysts Rotary Business Networking (centre) with Sarah Craven, Avril Chapman, Michelle Tod, John Craven, Alex Craven (6) on Tommy, Macey Clarke (3) on Annie, Robyn Clarke, Anna Senior and Belinda Yarrow (co ordinator). Picture: Adrian Murray (17070401AM1)

Charitable Harrogate group donate to life-changing treatment for Alex and Macey

Two young children who dream of having their independence have been given another generous contribution to their fundraising targets.

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Work has started widening Beckwith Head Road in preparation for the project.

Health chief 'very worried' over future of Harrogate £16 million mental health unit

The future development of a state of the art in-patient unit, just off Beckwith Head Road, has been called into question as a result of a £6.5million deficit in Harrogate health services.

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Construction of the facility was hoped to be finished by next year, but now work has been paused in light of the deficit.

Work 'put on hold' for Harrogate's £16 million "state of the art" mental health facility

Works to deliver a "state of the art" purpose-built mental health facility in Harrogate have been put on hold as a £6.5 million deficit in local health services has been announced.

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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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The 100 million funding is part of a scheme to introduce Primary Care Streaming in A&E departments across the country.

Government invests £340,000 to remodel Harrogate A&E department

Patients attending A&E at Harrogate District Hospital will be “streamed” to the “most appropriate” form of care, thanks to a £340,000 government investment.

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Councillor Mike Chambers called the Grenfell Tower fire 'a national tragedy'.

Safety of Harrogate District's residential properties reviewed following Grenfell Tower fire

An urgent review into the risk of fire at residential flats across the Harrogate District has been undertaken in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London.

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Bond End has been an AQMA since 2013.

Budget for Bond End gets £100,000 cash boost

A £100,000 cash boost has been added to the pot which will pay to improve congestion through Bond End in Knaresborough.

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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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Colleagues from the Trust and Imtech in the upgraded Plant Room. Picture: HDFT

Harrogate Hospital's £7 million refurb will save £15 million in 25 years

A £7 million investment in Harrogate District Hospital is estimated to produce more than £15 million in efficiency savings over the next 25 years.
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Source: Dementia Forward.

Raising awareness of dementia in our district

In May, preparation work to bring a £16 million ‘state of the art’ facility for people with mental ill-health, has started in Harrogate. The purpose built facility will largely relocate NHS mental health services from the Briary wing at Harrogate District Hospital to the development just off Beckwith Head Road.

Staff at Harrogate District NHS Foundation Trust were not affected by the attack.

NHS systems across Harrogate District still restricted following cyber-attack

NHS staff across the Harrogate District are still under strict regulations following the wide scale cyber-attack to ensure patient data is not compromised.

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The Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Barry Dodd, with Mrs Dodd, CEO Dementia Forward, Jill Quinn and Valerie Armitage

Major benefactor behind Harrogate District's new dementia support hub

A major benefactor with links to both Knaresborough and Ripon has bought and donated a building specifically for the benefit of people living with dementia across the district.

NHS services across the country have been hit by a cyber-attack.

BREAKING: NHS services across Harrogate District react to national cyber-attack

Harrogate District Hospital has restricted staff use of the internet and 'isolated' themselves as a precaution against a national cyber-attack on NHS systems.

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