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Top doc’s massive 33 per cent pay rise

Health bosses in Wigan have said a top doctor is worth every penny of his £90k salary following a significant pay rise last year.

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Ashton Town Hall

Health centre wins controversial vote

Controversial plans to bulldoze a former town hall building and replace it with a modern health centre have been approved.

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Leigh Walk In Centre at Leigh Health Centre

Walk-in centre helping to take the A&E strain

Leigh NHS Walk-in Centre treated scores of patients a day last year helping to ease pressures on busy local hospitals, new figures reveal.

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Derek Cartwright, acting director of operations at NWAS

More staff needed for ambulances

Ambulance service bosses are recruiting workers from abroad as they aim to tackle staffing problems.

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Warren Shaw and wife Teresa in their last photograph together, at Nottingham's Christmas market in November 2016

Wigan man’s decision to donate his body leaves a lasting legacy

A Wigan man who travelled the world will make a real difference through a lasting legacy after his death.

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Mark Rigby, Chief Executive of CVS Business Rent

Trust chiefs face £290k business rates increase

Cash-strapped Wigan health chiefs will be forced to fork out an extra £290,000 in business rates over the next five years.

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Danielle Birchmore

Inquest opens into Danielle Birchmore’s death

The inquest has been opened into the death of Danielle Birchmore who died on New Year’s Eve.

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Adrian Berry

Tributes paid after death of popular Wiganer whose rare medical condition ‘turned him to stone’

A brave and popular Wigan man with a rare medical condition that “turned him to stone” has died at the age of 40.

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Ambulances queuing outside Royal Preston Hospital. A queue of nine ambulances was spotted on Boxing Day, and paramedics reported a wait of up to 90 minutes to hand over patients

Ambulance service order to improve by inspectors

The region’s ambulance service has been ordered to improve its safety standards after an inspection.

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Call to review end-of-life care

Call to review end-of-life care

A national charity has asked the borough’s hospital bosses to request an independent review of end-of-life care after concerns about treatment.

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Women in labour are being made to ‘feel like cattle’

Women in labour are being made to ‘feel like cattle’

Women in labour are being made to feel like cattle or like they are on a conveyor belt due to midwife shortages, a new report warns.

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Polly Haydock

Cancer mum is given new hope of life

A mum given months to live has been given fresh hope of survival after undergoing experimental treatment abroad.

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Wigan Infirmary's A&E department

MP praises staff as NHS crisis grows

Wigan’s MP has praised Wigan’s hospital at a time when the NHS is facing an unprecedented crisis.

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NHS bill for swimming infections

It is always recommended that we teach our children to swim because it could be a life-saver.

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New year fitness crusade to save lives

New year fitness crusade to save lives

A major charity initiative is urging families across the North West to take action to combat the “January blues” by taking simple steps which will also help to protect their long-term physical health.

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Maximum gains in record time

Maximum gains in record time

Our fitness column with the Colonel from Xercise4Less...

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Sign up for new campaign ‘One Year No Beer’ and get healthy

Sign up for new campaign ‘One Year No Beer’ and get healthy

One Year No Beer, a new alcohol-free challenge launches today and aims to encourage more people to give up drinking.

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Wigan Town Hall

Consultation on STI funding

Health officials tasked with tackling Wigan’s rising rates of sexually transmitted diseases are facing budget cuts and job losses, it has emerged.

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GM Mayoral candidate Andy Burnham meets Jim Lawrence, Sam Palmer and Conor McTomney of Wigan-based Trim Down Shape Up on a new campaign to fight obesity

MP joins war on obesity

Greater Manchester mayoral candidate Andy Burnham met some of the people working to help the region lose weight and be more healthy as a major campaign is launched to put obesity in the spotlight.

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Warren Done with some of the donated clothes, at Atherton and Leigh Shelter for HoPe (homeless people)

Winter refuge helping the homeless reopens

A volunteer-run night refuge getting homeless people off the streets during the coldest months of the year has opened its doors once more.

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