Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Explore the new road to the airport on 7th October

by jontwigge on 16 September, 2018

The A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road is nearly finished and you a chance to explore it for yourself before it opens to traffic! On Sunday 7th October, a day of community sporting activities for all the family will be taking place on the new road, giving you a chance to come along and join […]

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UK Has Half Number of Hospital Beds as European Rivals

by paulankers on 11 December, 2017

The NHS is not safe in Tory hands.  The UK has less than half the hospital beds per person than France or Poland and only a third of those available in Germany. The UK is outperformed by Greece, Portugal, Italy & Spain despite some of these countries being on the brink of bankruptcy in the […]

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There is still time to give Stockport Council and the health and social care organisations in Stockport your feedback on the Stockport Together plans.  Stockport Together changes the way that the separate organisations will work together more proactively to give better services: Have Your say:   About Stockport Together The five main health and […]

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Stockport Council Wellbeing Festival

by jontwigge on 17 October, 2017

The Council’s Wellbeing Festival takes place from 11am to 2pm on Monday 23 October in the Town Hall Ballroom and celebrates the beginning of Great Britain Health and Wellbeing Week. Council employees and members of the public are invited to the event which will include a wide range of stalls, information and activities to inspire […]

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Responding to Jeremy Hunt’s speech at Conservative Party conference on Tuesday, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson Norman Lamb said: “The public and NHS staff have grown tired of these empty promises. “Time and again this government has announced fantasy numbers on extra GPs, nurses and doctors, while in the real world numbers continue to fall. “Despite […]

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MacMillan Coffee morning – HG Methodist Churcvh

by paulankers on 20 September, 2017

The Hazel Grove for Health Group are having a ‘Fund Raiser’ event on 28th (Thursday) September 2017 in order to raise funds for the Macmillan Nursing Service. For an entry of £2. there are plenty of refreshments and a Raffle. Coffee/Tea’s, Cakes, biscuits etc . Raffle also available. So if you get chance ‘POP-In’ and […]

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Amidst mounting speculation that the UK government may finally be prepared to act, Stockport Liberal Democrats have put forward a motion to a meeting of the Council on Thursday this week calling for the Public Sector Pay Cap to be lifted. Currently all public sector workers, including nurses, police officers and local government workers are […]

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Significant health and care service changes

by jontwigge on 27 June, 2017

Stockport Together Health service and council leaders in Stockport are in the process of agreeing to spend significant sums of money on changing health and care services in the borough. They have been developing plans for some time with input from patients and carers, nurses, doctors, social workers and others. Some changes have already been […]

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Stepping Hill Overwhelmed Before New Homes

by jontwigge on 8 January, 2017

On New Year’s Eve Stepping Hill Hospital posted to their official Twitter account warning people to stay away except for absolute emergencies.   At one point on New Year’s Eve there were 68 people waiting to be seen in the A&E department with people who were not critically ill having to wait many hours.  More typically […]

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Stepping Hill Petition Delivered to Downing Street

by jontwigge on 23 November, 2016

Last week our Stepping Hill petition was delivered to 10 Downing Street, to show Theresa May how we feel about the cuts to our Hospital. The more than 6,000 signatures were handed to the Government for consideration before the Autumn Statement today. Cllr Jon Twigge says “Thank you for all of your support for the […]

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