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The Trust’s Equality and Diversity Team has been recognised in The Best Community Research Contribution Category at the awards, which are taking place on Thursday 17 November at The Radisson Edwardian Hotel in Manchester.
11 November 2016… Continue reading →
A film created by young people with learning disabilities and difficulties in Wigan that highlights challenges they can face moving between children’s and adult’s services has been nominated for a prestigious film award. 4 November 2016… Continue reading →
Bridgewater announced some innovative new changes to the borough’s children and young people’s services at an event on Wednesday 19 October at Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub. 24 October 2016… Continue reading →
Plans to radically transform health services across Wigan Borough are gathering pace with bids totalling more than £14m submitted to Greater Manchester for approval.
24 October 2016… Continue reading →
Bridgewater’s Willaston Surgery has been rated as good by the healthcare regulator the Care Quality Commission. 13 October 2016… Continue reading →
Ballot papers will be distributed to qualifying members on Tuesday 11th October 2016.
10 October 2016… Continue reading →
Community based nurses, other health professionals and social workers are working together as part of a new, single team in Wigan to improve care and support for local patients. 7 October 2016… Continue reading →
Bridgewater’s Warrington’s School Health Service has teamed up with The Wolves Foundation to offer a free healthy lifestyle programme for children aged 7 to 11 years old and their families. 30 September 2016… Continue reading →
NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) held a public consultation earlier this summer on proposed changes to the location of the GP Out of Hours service in Warrington, which is run by Bridgewater.
Feedback from the public shows that the people of Warrington would support a move from the Service’s current home at Warrington Hospital to Bath Street Health and Wellbeing Centre. The move will now take place on 5 October.
23 September 2016… Continue reading →
Bridgewater is seeking volunteers to help support local mums to breastfeed in Warrington. 22 September 2016… Continue reading →
Local healthcare staff are moving into Hindley Town Hall as part of Wigan Borough’s plan to join up health and social care services to improve the health and wellbeing of residents. 16 September 2016… Continue reading →
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Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is holding governor elections for vacancies to its Council of Governors. 8 September 2016… Continue reading →
Bolton School Nurse urges parents to teach their children water safety after saving the life of a young boy
Bridgewater has praised the efforts of a Bolton School Nurse who helped save the life of a young boy earlier this month in Greece and is now using her experience to educate others. 1 September 2016… Continue reading →
St Helens Speech and Language Therapist celebrated for making a ‘life-changing difference’ to a local six year old
A therapist from The Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service in St Helens, which is run by Bridgewater, has been highly praised by the parents of a six year old girl.
28 July 2016… Continue reading →
People in Wigan and Leigh who suffer with respiratory problems such as Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asbestosis and Bronchitis are being urged to follow some simple advice this summer to help them stay healthy and out of hospital.
28 July 2016… Continue reading →
Discover more about Wellfest, Wigan Borough’s first ever festival dedicated to everyone’s health and wellbeing, as the event’s website has launched.
25 July 2016… Continue reading →
Sarah Deakin and Sarah Logan from the St Helens School Nursing Service gave a presentation at a prominent national conference in London on the future of school nursing.
21 July 2016… Continue reading →
Birchwood Dental Practice is celebrating after achieving a Gold Standard Smile 4 Life Warrington Dental Award for its commitment to providing a family friendly service.
20 July 2016… Continue reading →
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is inviting people to tell them what they think of the services provided by Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
27 May 2016… Continue reading →
National Smile Month 2016 is coming to Warrington with Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Bridgewater) holding a number of local events to back the UK’s biggest oral health campaign. 23 May 2016… Continue reading →
The Children’s Continence Service in Halton and St Helens is backing this year’s World Bedwetting Day on Tuesday 24 May. 19 May 2016… Continue reading →
St Helens Council and Bridgewater are pleased to announce the launch of a new service that offers high quality reading resources to support speech, language and literacy development in schools across the borough. 28 April 2016… Continue reading →
Bridgewater has started delivering a range of children and young people’s health services in Oldham. 1 April 2016… Continue reading →
With the bank holiday fast approaching, here is some useful advice and information about keeping well over Easter and how to access local NHS services if you feel unwell.
24 March 2016… Continue reading →
A nurse based at Newton Community Hospital, a Cardiac Rehabilitation Team from Fingerpost Park Health Centre and District Nursing staff from Cowley Hill have all been praised at a local NHS awards ceremony. 24 March 2016… Continue reading →
A retired Children’s Community Matron who has helped hundreds of vulnerable families in Warrington has been praised at a local NHS Awards ceremony.
18 March 2016… Continue reading →
Bridgewater is currently trialling a pioneering new treatment for patients with musculoskeletal conditions in Wigan. 11 March 2016… Continue reading →
Healthcare heroes set to be celebrated at local NHS Awards
The hard work and dedication of staff at Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is set to be commended at the Trust’s annual staff award ceremony on 16 March in Leigh. 7 March 2016.
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Did you know that, any time you use a Bridgewater service, or any other type of NHS healthcare, you can give fast, anonymous feedback that could help make improvements?
26 February 2016… Continue reading →
Oldham Council is making the right move by commissioning a leading provider of community healthcare services – Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – to deliver key services to local children and young people.
17 February 2016… Continue reading →
Leigh NHS Walk-in-Centre helped relieve the pressures on local accident and emergency departments last year by seeing 58,249 patients, an average of 160 patients a day.
9 February 2016… Continue reading →
Local school nurses have been supporting the national childhood vaccination programme this winter by vaccinating primary school children in years one and two against flu.
3 February 2016… Continue reading →
St Helens NHS Walk-in Centre and Widnes Urgent Care Centre helped relive the pressures on local accident and emergency departments last year by seeing 115,400 patients.
3 February 2016… Continue reading →
To mark Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (24 – 20 January), we are focusing on Bridgewater’s Adult Learning Disability Service and its successful local cervical screening programme for women with learning disabilities. 29 January 2016… Continue reading →
Staff from Bridgewater put together a Christmas lunch and party for 20 adults with learning disabilities on Friday 18 December at Bickershaw Village Community Club.
7 January 2016… Continue reading →
District Nurses have been praised for the end of life care they provided to a woman in Widnes at a special presentation on 23 December at The Bridges Learning Centre.
4 January 2016… Continue reading →
A young mum from Leigh who got pregnant just before her 17th birthday has credited local family nurse Lisa Forshaw with helping turn her life around.
15 December 2015… Continue reading →
Over the past 12 months Bridgewater has achieved a 99% overall patient satisfaction rate.The statistics come from ‘Talk to Us’ feedback forms completed between 1 November 2014 and 31 October 2015. 4 December 2015… Continue reading →
Bridgewater has been awarded the contract to deliver school nursing, alcohol and substance misuse, sexual health and healthy schools services by Bolton Council.
27 November 2015… Continue reading →
Wigan born Chris Hill, England Rugby star has joined forces with two Health providers in Wigan to continue to help to educate local people about pressure ulcer prevention.
27 November 2015… Continue reading →
Bridgewater and Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust have been awarded the prestigious Baby Friendly Award and are the latest UK health care facilities to win international recognition from UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund).
17 November 2015… Continue reading →
The NHS England and Public Health England campaign is designed to help the public prepare for winter and ward off common winter illnesses so they do not require a visit to the hospital. 12 November 2015… Continue reading →
Bridgewater has appointed Maggie Pearson and Marian Carroll as Non-Executive Directors of the Trust. 10 November 2015… Continue reading →
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s Community Neurosciences Team, based in Warrington, has been shortlisted in the Best Community Research Contribution category at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Greater Manchester Clinical Research Awards 2015. 30 October 2015… Continue reading →
A new Urgent Care Centre, which offers a range of health services for local people without the need for an appointment, has opened in Widnes. Widnes Urgent Care Centre is based at The Healthcare Resource Centre on Caldwell Road and is run by Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Halton Clinical Commissioning Group. 27 October 2015… Continue reading →
Women with learning disabilities in Wigan have been learning how to examine their breasts for lumps or changes at education sessions run by Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. 23 October 2015… Continue reading →
Launch of the largest flu vaccination programme marks the start of the NHS “Stay Well This Winter” Campaign
Children who suffer from asthma or a recurrent wheeze have a new option for treatment this winter after a pilot of a new service in Warrington was extended for a further six months.
9 October 2015… Continue reading →
Bridgewater School Nurses to deliver childhood flu programme in Halton, St Helens, Warrington and Wigan
From November 2015 children in years 1 and 2 will be offered a yearly flu vaccine in school. 2 October 2015… Continue reading →
Bridgewater is working on a project with Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) and Wigan Council to look at new ways of delivering a large group of adult health and care services in the Wigan Borough and there are two patient engagement events for our patients and public to attend.
1 October 2015… Continue reading →
Smokers in the North West are being given one more reason to quit as new government laws come into force today which make it illegal for anyone to smoke in vehicles with children present. 1 October 2015… Continue reading →
Patients needing intravenous (IV) medication are experiencing improved care thanks to a breakthrough by community nurse Pam McGrail. 25 September 2015… Continue reading →
Bridgewater is supporting a new service making it easier for patients to see a GP in the evening and weekends is now up and running in Warrington town centre.
22 September 2015… Continue reading →
Halton nurse Pauline Hatchard has won a prestigious international innovation award in recognition of her research into the effects of bereavement which led to a new ‘Men’s Shed’ facility in Runcorn. 18 September 2015… Continue reading →
Bridgewater’s Gillian Jones, who works in Hope Special School, Wigan, has been named as a winner in the prestigious national 2015 WellChild Awards, in association with GSK.
11 September 2015… Continue reading →
Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist named as a finalist at the International Journal of Palliative Nursing (IJPN) Awards
Congratulations to Pauline Hatchard, Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist from the Halton Macmillan Palliative Care Team, who has been named as a finalist in the Innovation Award Category in the International Journal of Palliative Nursing (IJPN) Awards.
8 September 2015… Continue reading →
Public Health England (PHE) is hailing the start of a new vaccination programme, which offers young children protection against meningococcal group B (MenB) disease.
28 August 2015… Continue reading →
An estimated 655,925 people in the North West have blood sugar levels indicating a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new report published today by Public Health England (PHE). Nationally five million people in England were estimated to be affected. 27 August 2015… Continue reading →
The Halton and St Helens Health Visiting, Midwifery and Breastfeeding Support teams at Bridgewater are celebrating success after being awarded the prestigious Stage 3 UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) Baby Friendly Award. 25 August 2015…
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Patients in Halton, St Helens, Wigan and Warrington are among the first in the North West to be offered the chance to try an award-winning invention to help them stay hydrated.
14 August 2015… Continue reading →
People with learning disabilities living in the Wigan borough are receiving extra support to learn more about bowel health and the importance of bowel screening.
6 August 2015… Continue reading →
NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group has launched a consultation to seek the views of the public on prescribing medications that can be bought over the counter.
28 July 2015… Continue reading →
Merseyside’s Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy called by St Helens’ Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) to meet those involved in its frontline delivery.
21 July 2015… Continue reading →
NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group is raising awareness of the cancer rehab programme that is available in Warrington for people affected by cancer.
16 July 2015… Continue reading →
Mums and babies in St Helens enjoyed a taste of baby massage as part of events to promote breastfeeding in the borough. 14 July 2015… Continue reading →
This year’s Warrington Disability Awareness Day is to take place on Sunday, 12 July at Walton Hall Gardens and Bridgewater will supporting this event. Our Membership, Sexual Health and Oral Health Promotion will have stalls within the marketplace at the annual event giving information and advice to the public. 9 July 2015… Continue reading →
See a GP or Nurse on evenings and weekends at your convenience.
22 June 2015… Continue reading →
Warrington’s Health and Wellbeing Board Annual Report 2014/15
The first Annual Report and Retrospective of Warrington’s Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) is now available for public viewing. This report takes a look at some key achievements of the Board to date and detailed aspects of the Board’s work during 2014/15. The report also includes a brief retrospective of the HWB’s early work, focusing on the significant journey undertaken to reach this point, and looks at the exciting route ahead.
1 June 2015…View the full Report and Retrospective.
National Smile Month 2015 is organised by the UK’s leading oral health charity, the British Dental Health Foundation and the campaign will take place between 18 May and 18June 2015. 19 May 2015… Continue reading →
Bridgewater’s School Nursing teams in Halton have a long history of supporting ‘Crucial Crew’, the annual event, organised by Halton Borough Council’s Road Safety Team and funded by Halton Safeguarding Children Board. 23 April 2015… Continue reading →
The Wigan Leaders recently wished a fond farewell to Dr Kate Fallon who is retiring after almost five years as Bridgewater’s CEO. 26 March 2015… Continue reading →
The Board of Directors and Council of Governors of Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are delighted to announce the appointment of Colin Scales as its new Chief Executive. 25 March 2015… Continue reading →
More than 130 members of our talented Bridgewater team attended the Staff Awards ceremony at Haydock Racecourse on Wednesday 11 March. 13 March 2015… Continue reading →
Andy Burnham MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Labour MP for Leigh, visited Leigh Walk-In Centre to learn more about the work of the occupational therapist teams at the paediatric and adult service clinics. 13 March 2015… Continue reading →
Bridgewater is joining a massive social media movement launched by a terminally ill doctor from the north of England. 2 February 2015… Continue reading →
Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England have today announced an £11.5 million investment as part of a collaborative initiative to decrease TB cases over the next five years and ultimately eliminate TB as a public health problem in England.
20 January 2015… Continue reading →
From Monday 19th January 2015, patients registered at Warrington GP Practices will be able to book Treatment Room appointments a number of different clinics.
20 January 2015… Continue reading →
Nicola Monaghan, the Interim Lead for Audit, Policy and Pathway Development for Family Services at Bridgewater has been identified to join the prestigious Institute of Health Visiting Fellowship Programme. 6 January 2014… Continue reading →
Self care is about looking after your own health and making the right choices about where to go for help and advice when you need it. There are a range of health services on your doorstep. Choosing the right one will ensure you receive the best possible treatment, allowing busy services like A&E to concentrate on helping those most in need.
19 December 2014… Continue reading →
Could better data sharing improve care? Residents are being asked to have their say as part of a new inquiry launching this week. 9 December 2014… Continue reading →
As norovirus – also known as the “winter vomiting bug” – is starting to circulate across the North West, Public Health England wants to remind anyone experiencing symptoms to stay at home and not visit hospitals, care homes, schools or other community settings until they have been free of symptoms for 48 hours, to help limit the spread of norovirus.
4 December 2014… Continue reading →
Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Andy Burnham MP, visited the area on Friday 28 November to find out more about the trailblazing work of the integrated health partnership in Runcorn & Widnes. 2 December 2014… Continue reading →
Bridgewater’s Sarah Logan, a school nurse in the St Helens School Nursing Service since 2009, was one of seventy-nine nurses to receive the prestigious title Queen’s Nurse (QN) by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI). 1 December 2014… Continue reading →
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has won the Managing Long Term Conditions HSJ Award at the 2014 HSJ Awards, as announced on 19 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. 21 November 2014… Continue reading →
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust is delighted to announce that it has become one of the first two community healthcare trusts in the UK to achieve NHS foundation trust status. This follows an intensive period of assessment by the health regulator, Monitor. 30 October 2014 … Continue reading →
No Secrets, a voluntary run self-harm peer support group, is launching on Friday 12th September, for the over 16s in Halton. The launch is timed to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September, in an attempt to help raise awareness of self-harm and self–injury locally. 8 September 2014… Continue reading →
Poppy Sydney had really sore eyes and she didn’t want to go stay in hospital. The two-year-old from Padgate had an infection and she was scared to even open her eyes any more. But she became the first person in Warrington to get home Intravenous antibiotics from a new children’s health team. 5 September 2014… Continue reading →
Trafford Sexual Health Services has had a successful first year welcoming over 17,500 patients through its doors. 2 September 2014… Continue reading →
Bridgewater Health Visitor Linda Taberner has been in Kenya during the past month as part of her role as an Army Reservist. Linda, who is usually based at Pemberton Health Centre in Wigan, visited Kenya as part of Exercise ASKARI Serpent with 33 Field Hospital, delivering healthcare advice to outreach villages in Kenya. 2 September 2014… Continue reading →
The Widnes Vikings, Halton Borough Council, Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust and other local organisations are showing their support for Rugby Football League’s Mental Health Awareness week by posting ‘selfies’ in ‘State of Mind’ T-Shirts across social media sites to help raise awareness of the importance of caring for our mental health.
26 August 2014… Continue reading →
Halton Haven Hospice welcomed guests from across the North West to the official opening of the new family support centre and the Men’s shed project, the first of its kind in the United Kingdom to be launched by a Hospice. 5 August 2014… Continue reading →
Wigan MP Lisa Nandy visited Boston House (Wigan Health Centre) on Friday 11 July to hear about the achievements of a new Type 2 Diabetes programme which is helping local people in the borough manage their condition more effectively. 11 July 2014… Continue reading →
Bridgewater will be marking Armed Forces Day on 28 June with the launch a new campaign. The campaign encourages former members of the armed forces in the boroughs of Halton, St Helens, Warrington and Wigan to not only make use of local NHS healthcare services but also urges them to find out if they could be entitled to priority treatment.
2 July 2014… Continue reading →
From 1 July 2014, Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust (Bridgewater) took over the management of Willaston Surgery on Neston Road. 2 July 2014… Continue reading →
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust as one of the accredited Community Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) service providers in Halton will launch their new ENT service in Widnes from 25 June with the service starting in Runcorn from late summer.
20 June 2014… Continue reading →
On Monday 23rd June Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP will visit Leigh Central Primary School to find out how the school is taking part in a national research trial to help children’s speech language and communication skills. 20 June 2014… Continue reading →
Falls Awareness Week runs every year to promote the services and interventions that can help reduce the risk of a fall, and encourage older people to get active in later life.
3 June 2014… Continue reading →
Bridgewater’s Dermatology nurse Nicola Broad from Wigan was one of just 65 nurses in the country to be presented with the prestigious Queen’s Nurse title this year.
29 May 2014… Continue reading →
Bridgewater hosts events at Warrington Wolves Stadium and Riverside Retail Park to support Breastfeeding Awareness Week
Bridgewater will be promoting the benefits of breastfeeding to local families in Warrington at two exciting events in June to celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness Week (9 – 13 June).
27 May 2014… Continue reading →
NHS England (Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral) and Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust are delighted to announce that they have agreed and signed a contract to provide General Practice Services at the Willaston Surgery, Neston Road, Willaston.
22 May 2014… Continue reading →
A new campaign is being launched on Tuesday 20 May, which is International Clinical Trials Day, promoting clinical research to patients, medical professionals and the public.
20 May 2014… Continue reading →
Halton Borough Council and local partner organisations are supporting the new Dementia Friends campaign to help people develop an understanding of dementia and turn it into action to help people in their community living with the disease.
18 May 2014… Continue reading →→
You don’t have to be an expert to talk about mental health. New campaign aims to get people talking and break down the stigma around mental health problems.
18 May 2014… Continue reading →
From breastfeeding to baby clinics and immunisations to illnesses, Health Visiting staff will be on hand to answer all your questions about child health at an exciting event taking place on 20 May at ASDA Warrington at The Cockhedge Shopping Centre.
9 May 2014… Continue reading →
The Wigan Continence Care service, provided jointly by Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust in partnership with Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL), received the Continence Care Team award for being “a multi-professional continence team which effectively delivers improvements in the patient experience and quality of life”.
8 May 2014… Continue reading →
Leigh NHS Walk-In Centre has had a busy 2014 so far with 12,910* patients being seen without an appointment for a minor injury or illness since 1 January thus helping to ease the pressures on local accident and emergency departments.
2 May 2014… Continue reading →
A new pilot project which uses technology to help patients with long term health and care needs in St Helens manage their condition more effectively has proved a success for both patients and healthcare staff. 28 April 2014… Continue reading →
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today issued a media release regarding the publication of a quality report, following inspection of our services in February 2014 and this is our media statement. 17 April 2014… Continue reading →
Members of the public are invited to attend the launch of an exciting new Fracture Liaison Service at St Peter’s Pavilion in Hindley at 12.30pm on Wednesday 9 April.
1 April 2014… Continue reading →
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust receives prestigious environmental management award ISO 14001
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust Bridgewater has been recognised by an UKAS* accredited certification body for reducing its carbon footprint and energy consumption as well as its commitment to recycling waste as part of an environmental management system. 26 March 2014… Continue reading →
A Community Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist, a Community Nursery Nurse and a Health Visitor, all based in Halton, have been recognised at our Bridgewater Staff Awards. 14 March 2014… Continue reading →
A Warrington based Community Rehabilitation and Falls Team and Project Team Leader have both been named as winners at the Bridgewater’s Annual Staff Awards. 14 March 2014… Continue reading →
A Special Care Dental Nurse from Sale has been announced as Bridgewater’s Clinical Employee of the Year. 14 March 2014… Continue reading →
Community Support Workers based at Newton Community Hospital’s inpatient unit have been named Team of the Year at Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust’s Annual Staff Awards. 14 March 2014… Continue reading →
A new ‘Eczema Expert’ package for children in the Wigan borough is one of nine nurse-led projects that will receive support from the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) this year. The QNI’s Fund for Innovation and Leadership 2014 aims to test new ideas and improve care delivered by nurses, allied health professionals and their teams in the community. 26 February 2014… Continue reading →
Warrington Centre for Sexual Health, based at Bath Street Health and Wellbeing Centre, was officially launched on Friday 14 February with a celebration event attended by Mayor Cllr Peter Carey and Warrington Wolves players Brad Dwyer and Matthew Russell.
17 February 2014… Continue reading →
Staff from St Helens NHS Walk-In Centre and Minor Injuries Unit have seen a busy festive period treating 2,203 patients*, helping to ease the pressures on local accident and emergency departments. 23 January 2013… Continue reading →
Staff from Widnes NHS Walk-In Centre have seen a busy festive period treating 1,478 patients*, helping to ease the pressures on local accident and emergency departments. 23 January 2013… Continue reading →
People newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in Wigan Borough helped to manage their condition more effectively
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust, in partnership with Wigan Clinical Commissioning Group, is running a new programme for people in Wigan Borough who have been newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. 23 January 2013… Continue reading →
A new Stroke Psychology service, run by Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust in association with Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group, will help benefit local people struggling with emotional problems and depression after a stroke. 20 January 2014… Continue reading →
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