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Harrogate mental health organisations invited to network in a bid to improve services

Voluntary and community mental health organisations in the Harrogate district, have been invited to an initial meeting to explore the possibility of a local service network.
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Chair of FOHH, Andy Wilkinson, Owners of High Moor Farm, Park Peter Kershaw and Kimberley Holland, and FOHH Committee Member Jeannette Wilson.

Family-run business reaches £75,000 fundraising milestone for Harrogate hospital

A family-run business has reached a £75,000 fundraising milestone after its latest donation to purchase dementia friendly furniture for patients at Harrogate District Hospital.

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Fostering a friendly and open discussion - with cake! Death Cafe organiser Cate Quinn.

'Death Cafe' lives again in Harrogate district

The Harrogate district's first 'Death Cafe' last year was so popular, it's back next week.
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The new bloods and testing room.

£75,000 refurbish paediatric department opened at Harrogate District Hospital

A £75,000 refurbishment to the Paediatric Outpatients ward, has been officially opened at Harrogate District Hospital.
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Harrogate midwives dress up as Call The Midwife characters to launch charity ball

In the same style as the popular TV series 'Call the Midwife', midwifery colleagues at Harrogate District Hospital have dressed up in typical 1960's uniforms to launch their first ever fundraising ball.
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The flu team.

Meet Harrogate's vaccine squad - who immunise 55,000 children a year!

Over the last eight weeks we have met just some of the hardworking staff members and everyday health heroes at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.

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'Good' Harrogate care home to be shutdown as building no longer fit for purpose

A Harrogate care home rated as ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission is being shutdown to reprovide services at a new purpose built facility.

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The Lascelles Rehab Team with Sally Holdsworth and Tammy Gotts. Picture: Adrian Murray

Meeting Harrogate's 'nursing angels' working in the Lascelles Rehab Unit

Not all of the staff at Harrogate District NHS Foundation Trust are based at the hospital.

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Harrogate NHS commissioner facing 'special measures' over £14 million deficit

The commissioning body for NHS services in the Harrogate District is facing ‘special measures’ designation in light of a £14million deficit.

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Trade union members plan to rally over Harrogate NHS Trust company

Trade union members will rally outside Harrogate District Hospital against plans to transfer over 300 staff members to a new commercial arm of the NHS Trust.

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Off-duty staff have been asked to help aid the shortfall as many clinical employees struggle to get to work.

URGENT: Off-duty hospital staff in Harrogate asked to pitch-in as snow creates shortfall

Off-duty clinical staff at Harrogate District Hospital have been asked to pitch-in today, as heavy snowfall has left many employees unable to get to work.
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North Yorkshire's Health Watchdog, Coun Jim Clark. Picture: Adrian Murray

Residents urged to have their say over changes to Harrogate's NHS mental health services

North Yorkshire’s health watchdog has urged residents to make their voices heard over proposed changes to mental health provisions in Harrogate.

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Andrea Dunn with the Speech and Language Therapy team Astrid Hubbard, Joanna Cann, Shelley Fox and Joanna Scott. (1802133AM1)

Meet Andrea, the woman at Harrogate District Hospital who helps patients find their voice again

In the latest in our series Harrogate Health Heroes we shine the spotlight on Andrea Dunn - the only Speech and Language Therapy Assistant in the Harrogate District NHS Foundation Trust.

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Revealed: The best Harrogate GP surgeries according to NHS rankings

The best performing GP surgeries in the Harrogate District have been revealed, following ratings by NHS choices based on whether patients would recommend the service to others.

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L-R; Jill Young, Operations Director, Vida Healthcare, Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, James Rycroft, Managing Director, Vida Healthcare, Bernadette Mossman, Healthcare Director, Vida Healthcare, Chris Rycroft, Chairman, Vida Healthcare, Brian De Vere, Yorkshire Bank, Mark Rycroft

'Outstanding' start for specialist dementia care home in Pannal

The Managing Director of a Harrogate care home for people living with dementia, has praised his staff after the Care Quality Commission rated the service as ‘outstanding’.

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HDFT Staff L-R: Care Support Worker,  Zuzana Bullova, Macmillan Specialist Haematology Nurse, Lesley Wright, Sister, Lucy Addyman and Staff Nurse Nicky McKeown with Pam and Ted Higgins.'Picture: Adrian Murray

Meet Pam and Ted, who have been visiting Harrogate hospital every week for four years

Thousands of patients pass through the doors of Harrogate District Hospital on a monthly basis.

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Family in running for Tommy’s Award

Family in running for Tommy’s Award

An inspirational family who suffered a devastating loss have been shortlisted for a national award.

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Over 200 members vote against NHS company plans by Harrogate Trust

Over 200 union members at Harrogate District NHS Foundation Trust have voted overwhelmingly against plans by the Trust to set up a private company.

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The SDS Team

Meet NHS pilot team who 'empower' Harrogate hospital patients to go home

Harrogate District NHS Foundation Trust employs over 2,000 people within its hospital and some 1,000 more in the community.

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