Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

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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Local LibDems Slam 3 Weekly Bin Collections

by paulankers on 9 November, 2016

Stockport LibDem Councillors Jon Twigge & Mark Hunter have criticised Stockport Council’s barmy plan to increase black bin collections from 2 to 3 weekly. Cllr Mark Hunter said, “There are no guarantees here; no guarantees of savings or increased recycling. This is a big gamble to change a system that has been lauded nationally.” Jon […]

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Council Motion This Thursday to Fight NHS Cuts

by jontwigge on 11 September, 2016

Stockport Liberal Democrats have continued their campaign against cuts to our Health Service by tabling a motion to be debated at the meeting of the Full Council next week. Cllr Iain Roberts, Leader of Stockport Liberal Democrats, said: “Having raised the issue of increases to staff car parking charges, the wider cuts to hospital services and, most […]

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NHS cuts ‘planned across England’

by jontwigge on 28 August, 2016

Just days after Stepping Hill Hospital closed one ward and announced the loss of up to 400 staff the NHS hit the news nationally as this story from the BBC illustrates: NHS cuts ‘planned across England‘ Were the announced cuts from Stepping Hill rushed through before this hit the news and does this mean we face […]

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