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More senior nurses on mental health wards

More senior nurses are being employed on mental health wards in Peterborough after an inquest found neglect contributed to the death of a grandmother who set herself on fire.

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Suicide rates in the city coming down

The suicide rate in Peterborough is coming down, according to a new report.

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BUDGET: Millions of pounds needed to cope with rising demand for social care in Peterborough

Millions of pounds are needed to cope with the rising demand for adult social care in Peterborough.

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Peterborough resident Jason Sharpe with professional BSL interpreter Anna Baker

Peterborough man left in 'confusing and dangerous situation' in A&E as Healthwatch calls for better information for people with disabilities

Peterborough resident Jason Sharpe found himself in a confusing and dangerous situation when he had to go to A&E with a lung condition, because he is deaf and uses British Sign Language.

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Cambridgeshire mental health trust disputes NSPCC claims it is ‘turning away’ children

A Cambridgeshire mental health trust has disputed claims from the NSPCC that it is ‘turning away’ children.

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The Cavell Centre, Peterborough.

Trust says lessons will be learnt after woman set her self on fire in Peterborough mental health ward

The trust which runs the Peterborough mental health ward where a woman died after setting herself on fire have said they have ‘strengthened procedures to prevent similar incidents happening in the future.

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The Cavell Centre, Peterborough.

Mum-of-four found engulfed in flames on Peterborough ward

A mother-of-four with a history of burning herself was found engulfed in flames on a Peterborough mental health ward after she set herself alight with a cigarette lighter in her handbag, an inquest has heard.

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New mental health service for children in Peterborough to be launched

A new service which will support children and young people with their well-being and mental health will be launched in Peterborough in the new year.

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All the winners

Meet your hospital heroes

The dedicated medical professionals who go above and beyond to help patients in Peterborough were recognised at a glittering awards ceremony.

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Chance to ask questions at hospital meeting

The next board meeting for the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust will be geld at Stamford Hospital.

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Labour plan to tackle city hospital’s large PFI debt

Labour plan to tackle city hospital’s large PFI debt

Labour’s shadow health minister said the party would attempt to bring down Peterborough City Hospital’s Private Finance Initiative debt if elected to form a government.

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Become a volunteer to help Peterborough mothers in disadvantaged communities

Cross Keys Homes (CKH) is teaming up with NCT (National Childbirth Trust) to train volunteer Birth and Beyond Community Supporters (BBCS) to reach out to disadvantaged parents in Peterborough.

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Jessica Gray

Heartfelt fundraiser for 17-year-old with condition that scores higher on the pain index than cancer or childbirth

A heartfelt JustGiving crowd-funding appeal has been set up to help 17 year-old Jessica Gray who for the past seven years has lived with a rare and acute form of a condition called Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome.

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New kit will help hundreds fight cancer

New kit will help hundreds fight cancer

An extension of the Radiotherapy Unit at Peterborough City Hospital will help hundreds more patients get crucial life saving treatment in the city.

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24 hour wait for patient at Peterborough City Hospital’s A&E

A patient at Peterborough City Hospital’s A&E was left waiting 24 hours to be admitted - the second longest wait in the country.

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Emma, pictured with her husband, says she received the proof of residence letter out of the blue (Emma Szewczak-Harris)

Heavily pregnant British woman stressed after being challenged by Cambridgeshire hospital over citizenship

An expectant mother is concerned her hospital is causing stress to pregnant women by sending them requests for proof of residence in Britain.

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More than a third of Peterborough Year 6 pupils classed as obese or overweight

More than a third of Year 6 pupils in Peterborough are classed as obese or overweight, according to newly published figures.

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Peterborough residents urged to sign up for free flu vaccine

Residents are being urged to get a free flu vaccine ahead of winter.

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Fizzy drinks linked to liver disease in children

Fizzy drinks damaging kids’ livers

A sweetener used in fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits and ice cream is fuelling a potentially fatal liver disease in children, according to new research.

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Mum’s appeal to find mystery Peterborough gentleman who gave newborn the shirt off his back

A new mum is appealing for help tracing a gentleman who gave her the shirt of his back after she gave birth outside Peterborough City Hospital.

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