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Volunteer transport groups in Oxfordshire face pressure as cuts pinch

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

PRESSURE on a transport advice line will increase when controversial cuts to hospital transport services come into force tomorrow, council bosses warned.

Consultation backs cut to some hospital transport in Oxfordshire

Bicester Advertiser: COMMITTED: John Radcliffe Hospital

10:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

PLANS to axe free hospital transport for some patients have been supported by most people who responded to a consultation on the proposals.

'He was like Jekyll and Hyde but drug means he's calmer'

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

FOR Alison Thomson, living with a son with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been like living with “Jekyll and Hyde”.

Alzheimer's drug trial will help sufferer to help others

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

RETIRED businessman Tony Thomas hopes his involvement in an Oxford Alzheimer’s drug trial will help others like him.

National award for Daphne’s macular conception dream

Bicester Advertiser:

4:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A WOODSTOCK resident who helped set up support groups for people with a common eye condition is to receive a national award.

There to offer support in a dark hour of need

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

EACH day, chaplaincy and bereavement services at the county’s major NHS hospitals give spiritual guidance for people of all faiths and those of none. Health reporter OLIVER EVANS speaks to the team and how it is changing to take on new roles and meet different religions’ needs

Care chiefs stop referrals to company over shock report

Bicester Advertiser: Andrew Smith MP

6:30am Saturday 6th September 2014

SOCIAL care bosses have stopped new referrals to an Oxford home care company criticised in “shocking” findings from inspectors.

Chef thanks his partner for the priceless gift of health

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Friday 5th September 2014

EVERY time chef Kevin Beach looks at his ‘beautiful, selfless’ partner he sees the person who saved his life.

‘Caring team at baby unit saved my little boy’s life’

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

PROUD mother Faye Rose has said son Harry would not be here today if it was not for her Hospital Heroes at Oxford’s John Radcliffe.

Green Belt review 'will not mean new housing'

Bicester Advertiser: Cherwell district council logo

9:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A COUNCIL boss has moved to quash concerns that a change in policy will lead to housing in Kidlington’s Green Belt.

Trains cancelled after person hit by train

Bicester Advertiser: A First Great Western High Speed Train

3:32pm Saturday 30th August 2014

TRAINS from Oxford to London Paddington were cancelled this afternoon after a person was hit by a train at Ealing Broadway.

Lorries may face ban on Kidlington road

Bicester Advertiser:

1:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

MOVES to declare part of a Kidlington street a pollution hot spot could bar lorries from driving around the village, it is hoped.

Asbestos-related deaths 'will peak in next five years'

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

ASBESTOS deaths are set to reach a record high in Oxfordshire in the next six years, it has been warned.

300 sign petition over parking fees at Oxfordshire's community hospitals

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

MORE than 300 people have signed a petition opposing any moves to introduce parking charges at community hospitals.

Grandmother praises duo for excellent diabetes care

Bicester Advertiser:

12:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

FOR all their help managing her diabetes, these two city NHS workers are Audrey Woodcock’s Hospital Heroes.

Care facility where Connor Sparrowhawk died expected to remain closed

Bicester Advertiser:

2:50pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

AN NHS facility where an Oxford teenager died will not reopen under plans from health managers.

Waiting times among areas failing patients’ charter as health targets not being met

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Monday 25th August 2014

MORE than half of Oxfordshire’s health service targets are being missed, latest figures show.

£20,000 watch robbers jailed

Bicester Advertiser:

3:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

TWO teenagers who robbed a Venezuelan lawyer on holiday in Oxford of a £20,000 watch have been jailed.

Cowley plant worker died after exposure to asbestos

Bicester Advertiser: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:30am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A FORMER Cowley plant health and safety officer died from exposure to asbestos at the factory, a coroner ruled.

Shoppers asked to back Sainsbury’s latest charity

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

SHOPPERS are being urged to dig deep and raise thousands more for charity at Kidlington’s Sainsbury’s.

Slimline trainer to take on four marathons

Bicester Advertiser:

1:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

A FORMER 17-stone pastry-lover turned personal trainer is gearing up for his biggest challenge of four marathons – more than 100 miles – in two days.

More disabled clients in need of state’s support

Bicester Advertiser:

4:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

THE number of people with learning disabilities who need state-funded help has risen 16 per cent in the last two years, it has been revealed.

Widower gives assisted dying bill his full support

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

THE widower of a city GP who campaigned for the right to die has welcomed a Bill to legalise assisted dying.

Hospital Heroes: Cyclist nominates surgeon who got him back in saddle

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 5th August 2014

LEE Sweetlove is back on his bike thanks to a city surgeon he is nominating for our Hospital Hero awards.

GP service ‘is in real crisis’

Bicester Advertiser: Sir Tony Baldry

9:00am Monday 4th August 2014

OVERWORKED GPs are suffering “burn-out” and some fear the closure of practices, a major survey of county doctors has found.

An ‘unusual’ rise in A&E visits hits waiting times

Bicester Advertiser: oxford university trust hospitals logo

7:00am Friday 1st August 2014

RISING A&E visits are seeing hospital staff struggle to meet waiting times, despite the summer being a traditionally quieter period, health officials have warned.

Money to ease pressures on county's hospitals is cut by two thirds

Bicester Advertiser: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

EXTRA cash to ease pressure on the county’s NHS and social services over the coming winter is to be slashed by almost two-thirds.

‘Patients run risk of being denied hip replacements’

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Monday 28th July 2014

RESIDENTS risk being denied a hip replacement because Oxfordshire NHS bosses are ignoring national guidance and taking patients’ weight into account, leading surgeons have warned.

It’s seventh heaven for mum thanks to JR heroes

Bicester Advertiser:

12:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

We are celebrating the outstanding work of individuals or teams who work in the NHS across Oxfordshire. Oliver Evans reports on the latest case where staff have been praised for making an extra special effort

City is at the forefront of disease prevention

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

OXFORD is a world-leading centre of scientific research and has played a key role in research into new drug treatments. As health reporter OLIVER EVANS reports, the people of Oxfordshire, who volunteer to take part in studies,make a vital contribution

Kidlington school board of governors chairwoman stepping down

Bicester Advertiser:

10:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AFTER a quarter of a century as a governor at Gosford Hill School, Doreen Rose is stepping down having learned and changed a great deal.

Golf course dumping row leaves council a £27k bill

Bicester Advertiser:

6:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

THE latest twist in a legal row over the dumping of waste material at an Oxfordshire golf course has left a council with a bill of £27,000.

Tom gives the thumbs up to his own hospital hero

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 21st July 2014

YOUNG patient Tom Perry has given the thumbs up to the nurse who cared for his injured big digit for our Hospital Heroes award campaign.

Curtain goes up on major £680k facelift for theatre

Bicester Advertiser:

7:30am Friday 18th July 2014

IT’S curtain up for revamp work, as a major three-year refurbishment of Oxford Playhouse begins.

Nurse will see you to keep doctor free

Bicester Advertiser: Passing A&E doctor helps at Apperley Bridge crash

6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

PATIENTS with minor conditions could be seen by nurses so GPs can focus on more complex cases under new plans.

Family’s High Court wrangle over dead mum’s inheritance

Bicester Advertiser:

6:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

A FORMER Oxford woman was moved to a Kent care home and cut off from her family against her wishes, a judge at London’s High Court has been told.

Couple know the secret to a long and happy marriage

Bicester Advertiser:

12:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

IT’S often said there should be no secrets in a marriage, but Patricia Bass had to keep a pretty big one from husband Trevor.

Student nurse Inspired to go higher by Great War heroine Edith Cavell

Bicester Advertiser:

12:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

IT was an act of selfless heroism that symbolised the qualities that still endear nurses to the British people.

Northern Gateway opens new ‘green’ planning era

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

FUTURE developments in Oxford could be turned down if they do not include enough green measures, the leader of the city council has said.

Hospitals’ car parking revenue tops £3.5m

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

ABOUT £3.5m was paid by patients and staff for parking at hospitals across Oxfordshire last year.

Arthritis victim nominates experts for Oxford Mail's Hospital Heroes awards

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

FOR Sue Mynall, the hospital staff that had her back on her feet and two wheels truly are heroes.

Minister condemns death of disabled Connor Sparrowhawk in care facility as a scandal

Bicester Advertiser:

8:30am Friday 11th July 2014

THE death of an Oxford teenager in a city NHS unit was a “scandal” the Government’s care minister has said.

Save lives by carrying a transplant donor card

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

IN Tuesday’s Oxford Mail, we reported that seven people in Oxfordshire died in 2012-13 while waiting for an organ donation. To mark National Transplant Week, health reporter OLIVER EVANS looks at the challenges facing the health service and talks to people whose lives have been transformed through a transplant at Oxford’s world-class facilities

Lack of organ donors led to seven deaths in a year

Bicester Advertiser:

6:56pm Monday 7th July 2014

SEVEN county people died in the last year because of a shortage of organ donations, health bosses have revealed.

NHS cuts branded an 'utter disaster'

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

MORE suicide attempts, a surge in anti-depressant usage and pressure on the NHS will spiral under cuts to a mental health service, it has been warned.

Coffee shop prepares to give village trade a lift

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

HIGH Street shopping is back in fashion as trade in Kidlington is picking up.

It's time to nominate your hospital heroes

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Around 11,000 people work in our hospitals in Oxfordshire – from doctors, nurses and other frontline staff to voluntary helpers and people in behind-the-scenes roles who make a huge difference to patients and their families.

John Radcliffe Hospital chief hits back over Government’s ‘dirty’ claim

Bicester Advertiser: Trust chief executive Sir Jonathan Michael

6:30am Tuesday 1st July 2014

HOSPITAL boss Sir Jonathan Michael has hit back at a Government claim that Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital is among England’s worst for cleanliness.

New facility to help cancer patients called Maggie's opens for business

Bicester Advertiser: Client Tracy Edwards inside the building

7:30am Monday 30th June 2014

A NEW £3m centre to support people receiving cancer treatment at Oxford’s Churchill Hospital will open its doors tomorrow.

Mum tells of ordeal of separation from son sent into care out of county

Bicester Advertiser: Jean Davies

11:00am Monday 30th June 2014

WHEN Jean Davis’s son was sent to a Gloucester residential home for people with learning disabilities, many thought it was the break she needed.

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