Posts for Health

Emergency hospital admissions for people with dementia across the South West up 42% in five years

Anyone who has a relative with dementia will know that the hospital admissions process is fraught and bewildering.  Often, admissions involve being held in A & E or holding bays, […]

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Help us to help you – use your local pharmacies

This winter NHS England and NHS Improvement and Public Health England is once again running the overarching NHS winter pressures campaign ­- ‘Help Us, Help You’ – to help the public […]

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Cold weather conditions continue until Wednesday

The Met Office has forecast that current cold weather conditions affecting Southwest England will continue until 9 am Wednesday 22 January. Dr Ishani Kar-Purkayastha, Consultant in Public Health at Public […]

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Cold weather alert, do keep an eye on the vulnerable

With the forecast of cold weather and some freezing fog patches for parts of England, Public Health England (PHE) is urging people to prepare for cold weather conditions and look […]

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Women – do you fancy a tough old walking adventure?

I must admit these things are very inspirational from the comfort of my armchair. At times, I quite fancy sending my luggage on, staying in B & Bs and pretending […]

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Councillors meet with Scott Mann re overnight medical care at Stratton

Councillor Peter La Broy has issued a statement about the Stratton Treatment Centre overnight service on his Facebook page. He explains: David Parsons and I travelled to Truro this morning […]

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Scott Mann comments on Stratton Treatment Centre closure

The overnight Community Treatment Centre has been withdrawn from Stratton since January 1st. We are told that this is because of increased pressure at Treliske, where the clinician has been […]

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Overnight treatment withdrawn from Stratton Treatment Centre since Jan 1st

  Peter La Broy has announced on his Facebook page that the overnight Community Treatment Centre has been withdrawn from Stratton since January 1st. He says: We are told that […]

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Try damp January …

No, it’s not a comment on the weather but Cornwall Council is taking a realistic approach to cutting drinking by suggesting that instead of doing ‘Dry January’, people try ‘Damp […]

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When to call an ambulance this Christmas – and when not to!

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is urging people only to call 999 this Christmas if someone is seriously ill or injured, or their life is at risk. […]

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The social care system is not fit for purpose says Alzheimer’s South West

The UK’s broken social care system is not fit for purpose. As polling day approaches, Marion Child Alzheimer’s Society Head of Region (South West) outlines why the next government must make reforming it […]

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Older ladies – ask for a mammogram!

Letter from Lucille Opie: I am compelled to write because I feel so strongly about the subject. On Monday I went to the mobile Primrose Clinic in the Crescent car […]

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Dementia set to soar 42% in Cornwall in next decade – don’t read this at your peril!

It’s a subject dear to my heart. Dementia killed my mother after 13 years and is now working its evil on my father. Read on to find out how people […]

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The tale of a baby born too soon in Cornwall

Eight weeks before the birth of her second child, Emma Stevens went on a family camping holiday in Cornwall. Her doctor had told her it was alright to make the […]

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Obesity figures double in 20 years says Diabetes UK SW

The number of people who are obese in England has almost doubled in the last twenty years from 6.9 to 13 million, according to new analysis released today (14 November) […]

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