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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,...

Total coronavirus deaths in Leicester jumps to 37

Eleven more patients with coronavirus have died overnight at hospitals across Leicester

Decision made to save Children’s Heart Unit at Glenfield Hospital

NHS England has decided to save the Children's Heart Unit in Glenfield Hospital at a board meeting in London today. It will remain open on the basis that they make the improvements they've promised to make, grow the number of operations at the unit and move Children's Heart Services over to the Leicester Royal Infirmary...

New map shows coronavirus deaths in your area in Leicester and Leicestershire

A new interactive map allows people to see how many coronavirus deaths there have been in their area

Leicester Hospitals declare a ‘system critical incident’ over patient volumes

Leicester's Hospitals Trust has declared a "system critical incident" over the number of patients they're treating. They are urging people to only attend Emergency Departments in the event of genuine emergencies. Both the Royal Infirmary and Glenfield Hospital has seen an influx of people attending and admitted to hospital compared to last year, which means...

Young mum forced to tell 6-year-old son that she has weeks to live

A young mum battling cancer has been forced to tell her six-year-old son that she has only weeks to live after doctors said her condition has become untreatable. Naomi Knighton, 26, of Derby, was diagnosed with chronic myloid luekemia as a teenager and she has battled against this...

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...

61-year-old coronavirus survivor given guard of honour at Leicester hospital

A coronavirus survivor at a Leicester hospital has been given a guard of honour after being discharged a day after his 61st birthday

Leicester hospital conducts pioneering operation on baby born with heart outside her body

Doctors at the Leicester Glenfield Hospital have carried out a pioneering operation on a three week old baby who was born with her heart outside of her body. Vanellope Hope Wilkins is thought to be one of the first baby’s in England to have survived such a procedure. She has already had three operations to...

Should schools reopen in June and how will they keep children safe?

Plans to reopen primary schools from June have been challenged by teaching unions and medical organisations

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