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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,...

E-Cigarette explodes in man’s pocket leaving him with severe second degree burns

A man whose E-Cigarette exploded in his pocket described his burn injuries as more painful than breaking his back. Michael Hardy, 36, says the explosion from his E-Cig set off car alarms as it burned and fizzed for a full minute. The father of one suffered second and third degree burns to his right leg and...

Memorial for young doctor who died after raising £120,000 for charity

A young doctor who managed to raise £120,000 for Cancer Research UK was remembered at a memorial service at the University of Leicester today. Dr Mark Sims, 28, died in January after battling a malignant melanoma, a condition which also affects his brother, father, aunt and grandmother. He was 15 when he was first diagnosed with...

Leicester Hospital admits responsibility after young mother collapsed and died of blood clot

A husband has been awarded a six figure sum after a Leicester hospital admitted it was to blame for the death of his wife. Alison Taylor, 29, from Syston died 16 days after giving birth to her third child. She was sent to the Leicester Royal Infirmary by her midwife after complaining of leg pain...

Twelve-year-old’s video helps mum raise £50,000 for cancer treatment

A twelve-year-old boy has made an emotional video to help his mum raise £50,000 for the first phase of her life-saving cancer treatment. Louise Gleadell, 37 was diagnosed with cervical cancer in February 2015. She has gone through months of radiotherapy and chemotherapy and now doctors say there is no other treatment available to her...

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