Health

Non-emergency outpatient appointments at hospitals suspended as number of COVID-19 cases rise

The trust that runs a number of Lincolnshire hospitals, including Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital, has suspended all non-emergency outpatient appointments. United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, which also runs County Hospital in Lincoln and hospitals in Grantham and Louth, say it’s to protect patients and staff amid the coronavius crisis. A ULHT spokesman. said: “United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is working hard to ...

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Definitions makes it easier to stay fit and healthy during shut down

A Spalding gym is supporting the community throughout the coronavirus crisis by offering live online workouts and a meal delivery service. Since the announcement was made that gyms would be forced to close, Definitions Health and Fitness instantly adapted to support its members and the wider community by offering free online workouts via Facebook Live. Definitions’ Jack Smith, believes it’s ...

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Car service wants to continue help

A group of volunteers who for 30 years have been offering low-cost travel for those that need it most in the district are currently looking to pick up prescriptions and essentials for those self-isolating. On a normal week The South Holland Parish Voluntary Car Service would help around 100 people get to locations like the shops or hospitals from nine ...

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Free ebook tells kids about virus

A Spalding-based business has come up with a novel way of explaining COVID-19 to a child. GiftsOnline4U has developed a free personalised eBook. Designed especially for three and four-year-olds the ebook explains why children are unable to go to school, nursery, the park or play with friends during the coronavirus outbreak. Asgar Dungarwalla, founder of GiftsOnline4U, said: “Just as the ...

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Plea for the return of any unused NHS equipment

The community health trust that manages the supply of specialist equipment that helps people stay in their own homes, has appealed to the public to return any unused equipment. Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) has today asked for anyone with community support equipment to return it as soon as possible. Among the items that are needed the most ...

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Three more Covid-19 deaths at Lincolnshire hospitals confirmed at weekend

Three more people have been confirmed to have died as a result of Covid-19 in Lincolnshire’s hospitals. It takes the total up to four in the county after the first death reported on Friday, that of a woman in her 80s. The latest confirmed deaths were aged between 65 and 80 and all had underlying health problems, said the United ...

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Women in her 80s first to die in Lincolnshire after testing positive for Covid-19

A women who was aged in her 80s is the first person to die in Lincolnshire after testing positive for Covid-19. The United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust said the women died yesterday (Thursday), though they’ve not said where she was being treated. A spokesperson for ULHT said: “Sadly we can confirm that a woman who was being cared for at one ...

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Suspected Covid-19 patient with underlying health problems praises staff at Peterborough City Hospital

A Cowbit father of two who has a weakened immune system and suspected Covid-19 has praised the staff of Peterborough City Hospital. James Wilson-White (45) was taken to hospital yesterday, but is now back home with wife Emma, who is looking after the family. Despite the family having self-isolated, James who has Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), started developing symptoms ...

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Three deaths from Covid-19 at Peterborough Hospital – Lincolnshire hospital stats won’t be provided to public

Peterborough City Hospital has recorded three deaths of confirmed Covid-19 cases to date, while the trust that runs Pilgrim Hospital in Boston says it won’t be making public how many cases are in their hospitals. The trust that runs the hospital said that all three Covid-19 cases and one in Hichingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon that had passed away after testing ...

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Lincolnshire hospitals treating nine for Covid-19 – four in Pilgrim

The number of people confirmed to have Covid-19 and being treated in Lincolnshire Hospitals has risen to nine, with four of those being treated in the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston. A spokesman for United Lincolnshire Hospitals said: “We can confirm that we are treating nine patients with confirmed COVID-19 in our hospitals. “Four are being cared for at Pilgrim Hospital, ...

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Nominate your health workers

South Holland and The Deepings MP Sir John Hayes is calling for nominees to enter official NHS Parliamentary awards in recognition of staff “who go above and beyond the call of duty”. The NHS Parliamentary Awards, sponsored by Fuji Film UK, offer a chance to celebrate NHS staff, carers and volunteers for all the hard work they do to look ...

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Patient visiting at Johnson Hospital suspended

Patient visiting at the Johnson Hospital is to be suspended. Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) has suspended visiting at the Spalding hospital as well as at John Coupland Hospital, Community Hospital Louth and Skegness Hospital. Amid the current Coronavirus Outbreak, Tracy Pilcher, Director of Nursing, Allied Health Professionals and Operations at LCHS said: “We understand this may be ...

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Routine surgeries postponed at hospitals

The trust that runs Pilgrim Hospital has postponed all ‘routine elective surgery’ at its hospitals from tomorrow. It was revealed by University Hospitals Lincolnshire earlier today that two people have tested positive for Covid-19 are being treated in the Boston hospital and a further case at the County Hospital in Lincoln. Now the trust has cancelled all non-emergency operations at ...

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Pilgrim Hospital treating two with Covid-19

Two people are confirmed to have Covid-19 and are being treated at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston where patient visiting has been suspended. The United Lincolnshire Hospitals (ULH) Trust, which oversees that hospital and those at Lincoln, Louth and Grantham say it’s caring for three people confirmed with the virus. The other patient is being treated in Lincoln. A spokesman for ...

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Changes to visiting times and conditions at Johnson Hospital

Visiting times to the Johnson Hospital are to be reduced to one hour and to one member of immediate family or a carer per patient where possible as part of temporary measures due to start tomorrow. Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust says the restrictions will start from 12pm tomorrow (Friday, March 20) and are to ‘to prevent the spread ...

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Coronavirus parent fears

Pupils from three secondary schools who returned from skiing in northern Italy ‘should be quarantined’ to reduce risk of infection, according to worried parents. Parents with children at Spalding Grammar School and Spalding High School have contacted The Voice to say they fear coronavirus could spread through the school if any of the pupils or teachers on the trips contracted ...

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Breast screening appointments in Long Sutton

Appointments are open for a mobile breast screening unit in Long Sutton. United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust’s (ULHT) Lincolnshire Breast Screening Service is inviting women registered with Long Sutton Medical Centre to attend an appointment in the mobile unit which will be based at the centre. Women aged between 50 and 70 from the surgery will be automatically invited for ...

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Diabetes support group’s good start

A new diabetes peer group has celebrated its successful first sessions and is looking forward to welcoming more people to its next meeting. The new peer support groups for Diabetes UK sessions take place in Spalding and Long Sutton on a monthly basis and have been set up in the hope of diabetic community coming together to offer advice and ...

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Village to lose dental practice

A Pinchbeck dental practice is to close at the end of next month. Pinchbeck Dental Surgery at Market Way will close its doors when Dr Phillip Baldock retires on March 31. Dr Baldock has not been available for comment at time of press but a member of staff at the surgery said letters will be sent to patients by the ...

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Report says pain service improving

The company behind a much criticised pain service is changing after listening to patients, a report into it states. As previously reported in The Voice the outsourcing of the Pain Management Service to Newcastle-based private company Connect Health had left many in South Holland without treatment. In October The Voice spoke to several people concerned about the lack of treatment ...

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