Category Archive: Health

Nov 15 2016

Community hospital in Stoke-on-Trent forced to keep care beds open after Norovirus outbreak

Bradwell Hospital staff in Stoke-on-Trent have been forced to keep open community care beds after an outbreak of the Norovirus.
It follows a recent decision by North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group to close local community care beds to save money and get patients to be treated at home.

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May 06 2016

Two major cycling races heading to Stoke-on-Trent this June

Two major cycling races are coming to Stoke-on-Trent – celebrating the city’s year in the spotlight as the UK’s European City of Sport. Thousands of people living in the Potteries and surrounding areas are expected to pack the streets and watch a raft of top names compete in the Pearl Izumi Tour Series on Thursday, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.potteye.co.uk/two-major-cycling-races-heading-stoke-trent-june/

Feb 17 2016

Stoke-on-Trent food complaints rocket as council hygiene inspections tumble

The number of complaints by the public about food hygiene in businesses across Stoke-on-Trent has rocketed by 30% in the last four years – from 179 in 2011/12 up to 254 in 2014/15 – a PotteriesEYE investigation has revealed. At the same time the number of visits by Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s food standards team has …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.potteye.co.uk/stoke-on-trent-food-complaints-rocket-as-council-hygiene-inspections-tumble/

Jan 15 2016

Labour councillor Ruth Rosenau speaks to PotteriesEYE about homeless

Labour councillor Ruth Rosenau started a petition after council buildings in Manchester were used to accommodate those sleeping rough on the streets. The 700-name petition called on Stoke-on-Trent City Council to provide shelter utilising empty property owned by the city council. It asked the council to: “Follow the lead of Manchester and open up empty buildings for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.potteye.co.uk/labour-councillor-ruth-rosenau-speaks-to-potterieseye-about-homeless/

Jan 12 2016

Council to use empty building as night shelter over winter as homeless numbers increase

Stoke-on-Trent City Council , for the first time, looks set convert one of its unused buildings into a temporary shelter for the homeless over winter. Coalition councillors will discuss using the Regent Centre in Hanley as a night shelter for two months – February and March – costing around £150,000. The news comes after a number …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.potteye.co.uk/council-to-use-empty-building-as-night-shelter-over-winter-as-homeless-numbers-increase/

Jan 07 2016

North Staffs Pensioners’ Convention meeting to discuss closure of community hospitals

At the Grey Power public meeting, also known as the North Staffordshire Pensioners’ Convention (NSPC), on Monday (11 January 2016) the main discussion will be on how the community can respond to the NHS plans to close Community Hospitals in North Staffordshire. The group is urging all those interested in the future of hospitals such as Longton Cottage …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.potteye.co.uk/north-staffs-pensioners-convention-meeting-to-discuss-closure-of-community-hospitals/

Jan 06 2016

Don’t let your New Year’s Resolution go up in smoke

Smokers are being urged to take advantage of the start of a brand new year to give up their habit for good – and reduce their risk of developing serious health problems. Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s latest health harms campaign is encouraging those who smoke not to go it alone when trying to quit but to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.potteye.co.uk/dont-let-your-new-years-resolution-go-up-in-smoke/

Nov 18 2015

£100,000 fund launched to help vulnerable this winter across Potteries

Hundreds more elderly, disabled and poorer families in Stoke-on-Trent will again get a helping hand with their fuel bills this winter thanks to a fund set up by Stoke-on-Trent City Council. The authority has set aside £100,000 to help charities and voluntary groups keep the most vulnerable in the city warm as part of its …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.potteye.co.uk/100000-fund-launched-to-help-vulnerable-this-winter-across-potteries/

Oct 19 2015

Don’t miss out on flu jabs this winter

Carers in Stoke-on-Trent are being urged to see if they are eligible for a flu jab this winter to reduce the risk of illness to themselves and the person they look after. The City Council’s public health department is encouraging all carers to check with their GP or employer to see if they are entitled to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.potteye.co.uk/dont-miss-out-on-flu-jabs-this-winter/

Oct 12 2015

Councillors set to discuss Longton Cottage Hospital ward closures

Stoke-on-Trent councillors are set to continue discussing proposals “A new model of care” by the North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership Trust (SSOPT) which includes the closure of two wards at Longton Cottage Hospital. The Adult and Neighbourhood Overview and Scrutiny Committee will consider a report on community health care including district …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.potteye.co.uk/councillors-set-to-discuss-longton-cottage-hospital-ward-closures-2/

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