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Over the last year more than a thousand cancer patients from across Lincolnshire have been able to have their PET-CT scans at Lincoln County Hospital instead of having to embark on an 80 mile round trip to Nottingham.  These scans are one of the most powerful imaging tools available to …

17th July 2018
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Have Your Say Lincolnshire’s residents and visitors who are interested in sharing their views on future plans for health and care services in the county are encouraged to complete a survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Lincshealthandcareservicesreview Responses will feed into plans to transform and improve services to meet the needs of current residents …

16th July 2018
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Brand new DVD players and a range of films have been very kindly donated to a Lincolnshire hospital ward thanks to a very special film screening. The Savoy Cinema, Boston held a screening of the film Peter Rabbit with all proceeds going towards the children’s ward at Pilgrim hospital, Boston. …

15th July 2018
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Michael and Maureen Cassidy were invited to attend the celebrations after Healthwatch Lincolnshire nominated them for their hard work in championing the views of the community across the NHS for many years and more recently with Healthwatch Lincolnshire . Sarah Fletcher, CEO Healthwatch Lincolnshire said “We’re thrilled that Michael and …

15th July 2018
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Nearly 40 local NHS staff, their friends and family, and current and former patients took part in a long distance cycle challenge on Saturday 7 July to celebrate the landmark 70th birthday of the NHS. Organised by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT), NHS staff from health services across the …

14th July 2018
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Welcome to the latest briefing on ULHT’s efforts to maintain safe children’s and maternity services at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.   Paediatric services latest As you may be aware, the Board of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has now agreed to progress towards an interim service model for paediatric services, which …

14th July 2018
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A year after the county opened its first psychiatric intensive care unit, local health services are celebrating the positive impact it has on mental health crisis care. Last July, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) with support from South West Lincolnshire CCG opened its new psychiatric intensive care unit, the …

13th July 2018
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Local NHS mental health services are celebrating Armed Forces Day and the 70th birthday of the NHS this weekend as part of a number of activities for the Armed Forces community. Armed Forces Day, which takes place officially on Saturday 30 June, is an annual opportunity to show support for …

11th July 2018
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Escalation Statements In May 2018, Healthwatch Lincolnshire escalated concerns relating to Cancer performance for 62 Day Referral to Treatment and Pain Management Service in Lincolnshire. You can read our original statements which were sent to the 4 Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Groups along with replies below: Pain Management Service – Statement …

10th July 2018
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The Health and Social Care and Housing, Communities and local Government Committees have released a joint report on their inquiry into the long-term funding of social care. Read the full report here  

9th July 2018
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