The taste of success! New children’s menu a hit at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital

When you think of hospital food you don’t usually think about fine dining.

Dr Suneil Kapadia, Medical Director of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust. EMN-160718-123342001

COLUMN: Stay healthy with a simple flu jab

The air is starting to get a little colder and the dark nights are drawing in which means winter is coming.

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Professor Aly Rashid, medical director of NHS England in Lincolnshire, has his flu vaccination.

Lincolnshire’s top doctor has flu jab to set example

Lincolnshire’s top doctor has rolled his sleeves up and set an example by having a flu jab before the winter.

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New wave of funding for community mental health projects across Lincolnshire

Over £300,000 of community funding has been earmarked for a variety of organisations and groups that help people manage their mental health problems across Lincolnshire.

Caroline Sherwood who did Brave the Shave with her mum who has been diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Daughter braves the shave to support mum following stroke

When Caroline Sherwood’s mum Pat was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the start of this year it was a sudden shock to the whole family.

Head boy and girl Michael Delaney and Ellie Crick hold the defibrillator with, from left: fashion show organisers Paula Laud and Sue Vince, Henry Bingham of Crossroads Nurseries, head Ian Dawson and  PSHE lead Clytie Smith.

Donington school now has its own defibrillator

A life-saving defibrillator has been installed at Thomas Cowley High School in Donington, thanks to the efforts of a student’s family and a local business.


Major healthcare plans for Lincolnshire submitted to NHS for approval

Plans which could radically change the way healthcare services are delivered in Lincolnshire are set to be submitted to the government for approval today (Friday).

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WARNING: UK kids at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

WARNING: UK kids at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

A health alert has been issued warning parents over an outbreak of a polio-type virus that can easily be spread through coughs and sneezes.

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COLUMN: We’re celebrating our great teams

Over the past few weeks we have been proud to celebrate some fantastic achievements at Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS), writes Andrew Morgan.

Why a lack of sleep makes us depressed . . and what we can do about it

Why a lack of sleep makes us depressed . . and what we can do about it

Historically, insomnia has been thought of as secondary to other disorders such as depression.

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Heat map showing the high levels of prescription drugs handed out in East Lindsey and South Holland. Source: EXASOL

IN-DEPTH: East Lindsey’s high rates of diabetes

East Lindsey has been named as the second-highest area for the prescription of Type 2 Diabetes medications, according to new data.

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Chief Executive Jan Sobieraj

Will inspectors give hospitals trust clean bill of health?

The trust behind Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital is ‘aiming to do even better’ this year as inspectors return.

Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.

Project to check hospitals’ accessibility launched

The trust which runs Pilgrim Hospital is holding a series of events to get feedback on the accessibility of its services.

Awarded for dedication   teams and individuals from the Lincolnshire Community Health Services Trust.

Community health teams in Lincolnshire collect awards

Teams and individuals working in NHS community services across Lincolnshire have been recognised for their dedication at this year’s Celebrating Success Awards.

Jaxon is approaching his first birthday, and is pictured here with his older brother Kian

‘Little hero’ Jaxon is helping promote premature births and raise money for neonatal units

A Skegness family are raising awareness surrounding premature births after their son stopped growing at 22-weeks-old.

Gosberton Academy pupils in their super heor outfits.

Gosberton pupils become super heroes and donated to LIVES

Children at Gosberton Academy primary school donned super hero outfits for a day and made donations to LIVES to support the everyday heroes who give urgent medical care to people in need.

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Wellbeing scheme is helping people keep living independently

A scheme designed to get older and vulnerable people home from hospital and living independently has been generating impressive results, according to its annual review.

Heat map showing the high levels of prescription drugs handed out in East Lindsey and South Holland. Source: EXASOL

High levels of prescription drugs handed out to tackle type-2 diabetes

Research shows that more prescription drugs to tackle type-2 diabetes are handed out in East Lindsey and South Holland than almost anywhere else in the country.

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EVERYDAY HEROES: Gosberton twins Louise and Nicola O'Connor appear in a new film about LIVES First Responders and their work.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Gosberton life-saving twins star in new film about LIVES

Life-saving twin sisters from Gosberton are in a new film which shows how they are using family tragedy to help others.

Some people genetically programmed to crave fatty foods over sugary snacks

Some people ‘genetically programmed’ to crave fatty foods over sugary snacks

You really are what you eat, according to scientists, who have discovered the gene that determines if you like chicken korma or Eton mess.

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