Politicians of all parties must play a full part in securing a sustainable future for the health service

Responding to health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s speech to the 2014 Conservative Party conference, NHS Confederation chief executive Rob Webster said: “Politicians of all parties must play a full part in securing a sustainable future for the health service and social care so it is vital that the NHS does not become a political football. As we […]

Gillie Court Garden Blooms in Time for Summer Sunshine

Councillor Joe Rosiejak and his wife, Dorothy, have successfully finished a gardening project at Bield’s Gillie Court Care Home in perfect time to allow tenants soak up the last of the summer sunshine.   Dorothy’s late mother was a tenant at the Dunfermline based care home and since her passing, Dorothy has been an enthusiastic […]

The Government must provide CCTV grants to get the ball rolling on stamping out abuse

The Government must provide CCTV grants to get the ball rolling on stamping out abuse, says Ridouts   There have been many well-publicised failings in care homes across the country recently, where institutional abuse has been uncovered. Surveillance cameras have been hailed as a possible solution to this, to refocus on accountability and transparency and […]

SAGA comments on Conservative GP promises

GP announcement welcomed as twice as hard now to book a GP appointment than it was five years ago say over 50s The Conservatives announcement that access to a GP will be available 7 days a week following next years’ General Election will be welcome news to young and old alike, many of whom have […]

X Factor Tenor Raises the Roof for Local Charity

Jonathan Ansell of famed X Factor opera group G4 performed last Saturday (27th September) at St Wilfrid’s Church, Harrogate, to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of a Yorkshire charity.   Ansell, along with special guests Charlotte Jaconelli – of Britain’s Got Talent fame -and Opera North’s Lucy Sherman, performed a fully acoustic evening of classic opera […]

Belong Warrington opens to the public

Belong Warrington, a new state-of-the-art £9.5 million care village, is now open on Loushers Lane, Warrington. Facilities at the care village include a bistro, hair salon, exercise studio, function rooms and therapy rooms, all of which are open to members of the wider community as well as people living within the village. Care services, including […]

Harvest celebration at Stocks Hall

Scarecrows, harvest thanksgiving, cakes and dancing were amongst the activities enjoyed at Stocks Hall, Burscough Nursing Home this weekend. Senior members of staff allowed themselves to  be turned into scarecrows! Laughter, fun, and quiet reflection were all part of the Sunday afternoon celebrations within Stocks Hall. Traditional organ hymns were played, during a thanksgiving service, […]

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