Health

More virus cases at care home and food processing plant

A care home and food processing plant are among those to see an increase in COVID-19 cases after recent testing. Following representations from members of the public Morrisons confirmed further cases at its Woodhead site in Spalding as has Cedar Falls Care Home. A spokesman from Morrisons said a “small number” of cases had been confirmed while the company states ...

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Breast cancer mum urges ‘get checked’

A 29-year-old mum who found she had breast cancer while breast feeding her newborn child has urged others to regularly check themselves. Melissa Dye’s son Jack was just a few weeks old when the Long Sutton mental health nurse noticed the lump. She and healthcare officials initially thought it was something to do with breast feeding before the diagnosis last ...

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Mental health project expands

A Spalding-based charity is leading a local project to improve mental health in the area and it’s hoped it will create a seven day a week ‘hub’ in the town for those that need it. The Tonic Health Safe Places Mental Health program has been given funding to extend its services across South Lincolnshire. Wellbeing charity Tonic Health has been ...

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Air ambulance will make some night time flights during May

The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance will undertake some flights during the night this month after initially fearing they would be unable to do any. The charity, which has warned it could be set to be without £3m worth of its normal funding to the COVID-19 crisis, had also previously announced there would be no night missions in May due ...

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Businesses, groups and Kindness team rally round to thank hospital staff under rainbow

A stunning rainbow appeared over the Johnson Hospital last night as NHS staff were given special thanks through the Spalding COVID Kindness Team and local businesses. As part of the 8pm clap for the NHS, the community group formed by volunteers showed their appreciation for the staff that work in the hospital and provided them with goody bags and flowers ...

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Couple’s bid to help care staff

A hobby has led to a Spalding couple making potentially life saving personal protection equipment for health care staff across the country in their spare time. Luke and Anna Atkin have already made more than 60 protective visors and ear savers from their home on the Hayfields estate. And that’s with engineer Luke working full time at Deister Electriconics while ...

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Employees say they’re ‘terrified’ as multiple COVID-19 cases confirmed at Dalehead sites

Employees of a company where more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed have said they’re ‘terrified’ working at its Spalding site where at least one person was hospitalised with the virus. In an article posted yesterday (Wednesday) The Voice, reported that Dalehead Foods, which is a division of Tulip Ltd, had confirmed an employee at its Fulney Lane site had ...

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Firm says it’s following government rules after employee is hospitalised with virus

A Spalding food supplier has said it’s continuing to work safely after an employee was hospitalised with COVID-19. Dalehead Foods, which is a division of Tulip Ltd, told staff of their colleague’s illness at a briefing on Monday, it’s been claimed. A concerned employee contacted The Voice saying workers had been left worried and were upset they hadn’t been told ...

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Get scrubbed up for NHS staff

A group making scrubs for NHS staff is on the lookout for donations of clothes and people to help sew up in South Holland. For The Love of Scrubs Lincolnshire was set up by Pilgrim Hospital nurse Ashleigh Linsdell after an appeal to make the gowns used to prevent infections because the hospital was “severely short of scrubs”. Within a ...

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‘Sore ear savers’ for frontline staff

A mum and daughter are supporting NHS staff by knitting ‘sore ear savers’. Vicci Tyler (38) was on her second week of furlough leave when she saw a post on Facebook asking people to knit sore ear savers for staff at Boston’s Pilgrim and Peterborough hospitals. Vicci tagged in mum Kathy Easey, who is retired and loves knitting. The pair, ...

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Mark’s appeal for blood donors

A Spalding nurse is urging people to continue to give blood during the current COVID-19 crisis. Mark Le Sage is urging people to keep any blood appointments they may have and urging others to sign up for the vital service. While coronavirus continues to be the main focus of health in the UK, the country still needs to maintain its ...

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New hospital patient service is launched

Spalding’s Johnson Hospital is one of four hospitals across the county which will be offering a new patient service. With the coronavirus pandemic causing patient visiting to be temporarily suspended across Lincolnshire, the new service has been launched to help patients stay in touch with family and friends while they are in hospital. Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) ...

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Rent-free flat will help nurse keep parents safe

A nurse who needed to isolate from his parents due to the COVID-19 risk has been given a flat rent-free. Callum Philips, a staff nurse in the Peterborough Hospital A&E department, was chosen by Matt Clark, of the Activ Group, to move into the Spalding flat. Matt said: “I am extremely pleased to report that following our Facebook post (helped ...

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Pilgrim Hospital helped one of youngest COVID-19 patients in country to recover

A family has said thank you to the NHS and Pilgrim Hospital for saving the life of their little girl who is among the youngest in the country to recover from Coronavirus. Agata and Michael Peters from Coningsby are no stranger to hospitals. Their youngest daughter Leah was born prematurely at 32 weeks and five days. They knew before her ...

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Tribute paid to hospital staff member who died after testing positive for COVID-19

The Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in King’s Lynn has paid tribute to one of its healthcare assistants who has died after contracting COVID-19. A statement listed as by Caroline Shaw, CEO and Professor Steve Barnett, chairman for The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn was released today (Monday). It said: “Everyone at QEH is today coming to terms with the devastating ...

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Sewing up for the NHS

The mum of a radiographer has been inspired to set up a sewing group to create bags for NHS staff. Jenny Gay, of Pinchbeck, wanted to do something to support her daughter who is among the frontline staff at Peterborough City Hospital. She decided to create the bags that staff can immediately put the uniform they’ve been wearing on a ...

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Walk in service at Johnson Hospital to close until further notice

The Johnson Hospital’s Minor Injuries Unit is to close to walk in patients from tonight (Tuesday, April 7). From 6pm tonight you will no longer be able to access the service at the Spalding hospital and prospective patients are being urged to call NHS 111 instead. In a statement released at 4pm this afternoon, Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, ...

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COVID-19 cases in Holbeach, town medical centre says

Cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Holbeach according to the town’s medical centre. The Holbeach Medical Centre has posted on its website urging people follow government guidance in the town as a result of the confirmed cases. The statement says: “With confirmed cases in the Holbeach locality we are asking EVERYONE to ensure they are following the Government guidance ...

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COVID-19 patient at King’s Lynn hospital taking part in research on potential treatments

A Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn patient, who is currently receiving treatment for COVID-19, has joined a research trial into a range of potential treatments in the fight against the virus. The patient is the first from QEH to be recruited to the national Recovery Trial, which will include a range of different treatments to establish evidence about which drugs ...

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School makes protective masks for hospital as community rallies round

Facemasks specially made by staff at a school are among the ways the community has come to the aid of Holbeach Hospital in the last few weeks. University Academy Holbeach staff have donated face maks made by staff in the school’s workshop to the community run hospital so it can help protect staff from COVID-19. There’s also been donations from ...

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