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REVEALED: These are the WORST GP surgeries in Halifax- as rated by you

After revealing the best GP surgeries across Halifax, the Courier can now reveal the lowest ranked across the borough.


REVEALED: These are the BEST GP surgeries in Halifax - as rated by you

NHS England has released the latest findings of its GP Patient Survey, revealing the best and worst surgeries across Halifax.

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NHS struggling to meet tough finance targets

NHS trusts are facing an uphill struggle to meet tough financial targets after being hit with the rising costs of caring for patients during a busy winter.


Parents in Calderdale urged to think pharmacist first

Millions of parents could get more convenient and timely expert advice if their child has a minor illness by opting to go to their local pharmacist first instead of the GP.

St Winifreds Nursing Home, Rastrick.

Rastrick care home given closure warning after inadequate inspection

A health watchdog will take enforcement action and close a Calderdale care home if it does not make improvements after it was rated inadequate.

The moorland heights of West Calderdale

The moorland heights of West Calderdale

This week’s walk appreciates the expanse of the moorlands and the views they offer, whilst being incredibly simple to follow and relatively easy-going; therefore perfect for both this time of year and those new to the joys of hiking.

Some of the signs and symptoms to look out for.

Three cases of meningitis are confirmed in West Yorkshire this week

Health experts are warning parents to be aware after three cases of meningitis were confirmed in West Yorkshire this week.

Help: The Oddfellows, a mutual society which fundraises present the cheque to the Whiteknights

Volunteer medical riders get funding boost from Halifax Oddfellows

Oddfellows Halifax District presented a cheque for £627 to the Halifax-based Whiteknights Emergency Voluntary Service at the Oddfellows’ Unity House building.

Plans approved for a dementia care home in Rastrick

Green light for dementia care home in Rastrick

A proposed new housing scheme to help older people and residents with dementia to live independently has been given the green light.

New service at Overgate Hospice

Overgate Hospice launches new drop-in support service

A brand new drop-in service for adults suffering from a life-limiting illness and/or their carers has been launched by Overgate Hospice.

Calderdale Royal Hospital and inset director of estates, Lesley Hill

Hospital visitors cough up nearly £3million in car parking charges

Visitors to Calderdale Royal Hospital have forked out nearly £3m in parking charges over the last five years.

Proposed site in Dryclough Close for a new car park at Calderdale Royal Hospital

House demolition plan to create new car park at Calderdale Royal hospital

An application to create a new car park at Calderdale Royal Hospital has been submitted to Calderdale Council's planning department.

Strain of emergency services

Halifax doctor warns cold snap likely to put further strain on emergency services

The cold snap is likely to put a further strain on accident and emergency services already dealing with raised levels of flu and norovirus, NHS England has warned.

Paula Sherriff MP

Dewsbury MP takes frontbench role

Paula Sherriff, MP for Dewsbury, Mirfield, Denby Dale and Kirkburton, has accepted a new role as part of Labour’s frontbench team.
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NHS spent £5.5m on extra beds in  six months at Yorkshire hospitals

Millions of pounds was being spent opening extra beds to help busy hospitals cope with demand even before the busy winter period started.


Funding fears as NHS struggles to cut costs

NHS organisations could miss targets to make budget savings after funding fell behind the rising cost of providing care.


NHS spent £5.5m on extra beds at Yorkshire hospitals

Spending on extra beds between March-September was revealed in a Freedom of Information request to NHS organisations:

A period of wet, windy and snowy weather is expected to hit Yorkshire next week.

Weather warning: Gales, showers and snow set to hit Yorkshire as jet-stream sweeps in cold snap

Forecasters are predicting a short, sharp shock of cold temperatures next week as a jet-stream pushes wintry showers, high winds and snow across Britain.

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