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Girl needs reconstructive surgery to nose caused by battery from toy

A mother from Leicestershire is trying to raise awareness of the dangers of small batteries, after her daughter suffered devastating damage by putting a button battery in her nose. Kelsie Heath, 7, from Sileby is facing the prospect of reconstructive surgery to her nose after the battery was discovered five months after the event. The incident...

Rise in the number of overweight children in Leicestershire

The number of children classed as obese or overweight has increased across Leicestershire. The figure for 10 and 11-year-olds in the year to April 2016 was 31.5% - up from 29.9% in the previous year. For reception class children, the figure has risen from 20.2% to 21.6% in the same period. Scientists have found that children who...

‘Miracle baby’ born at just 22 weeks and weighing 1lb defies odds to survive

One of Britain's most premature babies has defied the odds after surviving being born at 22 weeks weighing just 1lb 4oz. Little Austin Douglas weighed the same as half a bag of sugar when he arrived 18 weeks early on March 31. Doctors told parents Helen, 30 and Rhys, 25, there was very little chance their...

Devoted wife defies odds to donate kidney to husband to save his life

A devoted wife has given her husband the ultimate gift after beating a million-to-one odds to donate one of her kidneys to him. Dan Norcott, 42, was born with polycystic kidney disease – a genetic condition which led to the death of his dad Malcolm in 2004 His condition had slowly deteriorated since his diagnosis at...

Hospitals in the Midlands hit by major cyber attack

A number of hospitals across the Midlands have been experiencing 'IT disruption' after a cyber attack across the UK. Around 45 hospitals across England & Scotland have been disrupted by the global attack, that has affected over 100 countries. Leicester Hospitals, which runs the Royal Infirmary, Glenfield and General Hospital took down their IT systems last...

Glenfield Children’s Heart Unit remains at risk

A public consultation is currently underway following plans announced by NHS England last summer to stop heart surgery at Glenfield Children's Heart Unit. This is because the hospital is not meeting the target of performing 375 operations a year, in line with safety and quality targets. In 2016, Glenfield Hospital operated on 328 children and hopes...

Dad raises over £2,000 for hospitals that saved his twin daughters lives

A father of premature twin girls has raised over £2,000 for two neonatal units that saved their lives. Nathan Curtis (26) and his wife Steffanie (27) were devastated when complications during her pregnancy meant that both babies were born 10 weeks early at Leicester Royal Infirmary. They were in intensive care for around...

Take a look inside Leicester’s new £43m Emergency Department which opens this week

The new Emergency Department at the Leicester Royal Infirmary opens this Wednesday, offering improved services, technology and medical facilities for patients. The new Emergency Department has cost £43 million to build and is part of a £320 million plan to modernise Leicester's hospitals over the next five years. Some of the key improvements in this new...

Man contracted sepsis after regular trip to dentist

A man who contracted Sepsis after a regular trip to the Dentist has been talking about how he's tried to turn his life around. Tom Ray from Oakham had half his limbs and part of his face amputated due to the condition, which shuts down the blood supply to vital organs. After contracting the infection, he...

10-year-old girl receives award after saving mum’s life with 999 call

A 10-year-old girl has been honoured with an award for saving her mother's life after she suffered a seizure. Paige Matthews, from South Wigston, awoke last month to find her mother collapsed on the floor at 3am in the morning. There was blood coming out of her mouth. The little girl tried to revive her mother,...

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