Doddington Court care beds set to re-open

General View of Doddington Community Hospital

I am pleased to announce that from the 7th November Cambridgeshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be starting a trial with Cambridgeshire County Council to use Doddington Court Flats for patients who are well enough to be discharged from the hospital but who are not able to be return home as care support needs to …

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Outpatients services in Doddington and Princess of Wales- SAVED

Fantastic to hear that the Outpatients services in Doddington and Princess of Wales hospitals have been saved. Peterborough and Cambridgeshire CCG announced last night that CCS will continue to provide Outpatient services at these sites until September 2017 and after this, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will take over the contract. Myself and …

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Libraries in North East Cambridgeshire will now be offering “Shelf Help”

Shelf help

This week saw the launch of The Reading Agency’s Reading Well for Young People scheme. After success with their Reading Books on Prescription scheme, the Reading Agency are expanding it to include a booklist of 35 titles which been developed to provide young people aged 13 to 18 with advice, information and support around common …

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New sports funding delivers 50% increase in tennis membership– but now we need more for the Club to grow further

Wisbech Tennis Opening 2

A tennis success story is growing in Wisbech, as fantastic work from tennis club members combined with new LTA qualified coaches and first class courts is resulting in a surge in membership amongst all ages. It shows what can be done locally if we match passionate grass roots sports volunteers with state of the art …

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Everyone Health Can Help Children Manage Their Weight For Free!

everyone health

Everyone health will be running a new Child Weight Management program in Wisbech and Chatteris. Children between the ages of 7 and 11 will be able to attend weekly sessions which will run for 10 weeks. Sessions will offer fun and interactive workshops which will offer the children nutrition and diet advice. Sessions will be …

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MP hails major victory for patients and families wronged by negligent doctors

Mike Sams and Joanne Sams 3

Nikki Sams was just twenty-six when she tragically died of cervical cancer in 2007, after her GP failed to spot her symptoms on eight occasions. Last week, after a three year Parliamentary campaign and an eight year campaign by Nikki’s family, I was able to celebrate the news with my constituent Mike Sams, Nicki’s father, …

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Become a Dementia Friend

Dementia friends

It was fantastic to become a dementia friend at St Augustine’s Church in Wisbech last Friday afternoon. Lisa Lowe, a dementia support worker led a workshop on dementia. I, along with other attendees learnt about the causes of dementia, how to support people living with it and why it is so important to tackle the …

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