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Hydrotherapy pool may not open again

St George’s Hydrotherapy Pool may not re-open due to a leak which cannot be explained.

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The team say goodbye

Team change lives in Uganda

Staff from Peterborough City Hospital have returned from southern Uganda where they performed life-changing surgeries and supported the development of clinical theatre services at Kisiizi Hospital.

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Urgent alert issued over contaminated drugs in Cambridgeshire

Urgent alert issued over contaminated drugs in Cambridgeshire

A serious ‘drug alert’ has been issued today by the Cambridgeshire Drug and Alcohol Action Team.

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Staff and guests at the opening of the new Renal Service unit at Westwood Farm.  Dr Chandra Mistry with his son Jimmy Mistry, Flavia Cacae and Sister Christine Edwards talking tp patient Christopher Perry EMN-170426-170108009

Vital kidney unit is doctor’s legacy

A pioneering doctor who has helped scores of patients opened a new kidney dialysis unit - which was named in his honour.

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Duchess of Gloucester official opening visit to Sue Ryder, Thorpe Hall EMN-150909-221357009

Beds shut at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall due to a ‘shortage of nurses’

A shortage of nurses has forced Sue Ryder to shut four beds at its Thorpe Hall Hospice.

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Christine Edwards, renal sister, with a patient

Actor and Strictly dancer to open new dialysis unit at Peterborough City Hospital

A new dialysis unit is to be opened at Peterborough City Hospital by former Eastenders and Coronation Street actor Jimi Mistry and his wife Flavia Cacace, a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing.

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Girl requires surgery after seesaw scare at Peterborough park

A six-year-old girl needed surgery after trapping her finger in a dilapidated seesaw at a Peterborough park.

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Peterborough City Council pays out £2,800 after resident made to pay for carers’ meal costs

Peterborough City Council pays out £2,800 after resident made to pay for carers’ meal costs

More than £2,500 has been awarded to a resident who was incorrectly told to pay carers’ meal costs.

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How do you think we should tackle the obesity crisis? Picture: Pixabay.

Sugar tax works

Hefty taxes on sugary soft drinks could help in the fight against obesity because they stop people buying them, according to new research.

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Helen and a baby Alex

Alex’s boost for charity after fight for life

A mum has called for more help to be given to a charity who helped support her after her son was left fighting for his life.

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Queensgate shopping centre in Peterborough. Photo: Peterborough Telegraph

Queensgate to host training for the public

Queensgate will hold free training sessions for the public to learn how to use a life-saving defibrillator equipment.

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‘Bogus’ NHS text message was sent by health service

An NHS scare about a “bogus” message scam targeting patients was accidentally sparked by a genuine inquiry from the health service, a spokeswoman has said.

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NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

Members of the public are being warned not to fall for a text scam, where messages are claimed to be from the NHS.

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The East Anglian Air Ambulance. Photo: Alan Storer

Air ambulance called to medical emergency in Dogsthorpe

Ambulance crews and the air ambulance were called to a ‘critical’ medical incident in Dogsthorpe on Saturday evening.

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Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start to worry about their appearance at the age of 12, a study has found.

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Health news from the Peterborough Telegraph - peterboroughtoday.co.uk

Get prescriptions ready

Residents are urged to be ready for Easter by planning ahead for repeat prescriptions and knowing how best to use NHS services.

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Stewart Jackson at St Thomas More RC primary school for the Sustrans superheroes day, part of the Big Pedal.  He is pictured at the front with pupils Zade Pjetergjokaj and Dexter and Jack Brackenbury EMN-170331-183642009

Pupils get on their bikes

Pupils at a city school have been rewarded for using pedal power to get to class.

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Official opening of the Dementia Resource Centre at Millfield. Interior of the centre. EMN-140509-141446009

Free advice at dementia centre

The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Resource Centre in Lincoln Road, Millfield, is opening its doors on Saturday, April 22 to give free advice to anyone with questions about dementia.

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Staff and partners at the Hodgson Medical Centre at Werrington - the best  surgery in the city EMN-170404-182121009

Family focus helps Peterborough surgery come out on top as rankings for all city doctors are revealed

A doctors surgery has come top of the league after their team’s family philosophy saw them rated highly by patients.

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Peterborough City Hospital

Car parking enforcement teams to start work at Peterborough City Hospital

Car parking enforcement teams will start work at Peterborough City Hospital later this month to stop people leaving their cars in the wrong place.

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