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Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Why start thinking now about Winter?!

by awitherick on 15 April, 2012

Liberal Democrat Councillor Allan Witherick is thinking about winter already… “About this time last year I was sorting out the Double-glazing for my flat.  Now is the time to try and get those little changes done to the house to make it warmer and better for when Winter finally arrives.  Things like double glazing, boilers, […]

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Do the Tories care enough?

by awitherick on 18 March, 2012

The Conservative Cabinet of Herts County Council will be meeting on Monday, March 19th, to decide whether to sell off yet another care home. In a close echo of the sell-off of Jane Campbell House in St Albans, the Hyde Valley Residential Care Home in Welwyn Garden City also has an occupation rate approaching 100%, […]

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Liberal Democrats have accused the Conservative Administration at the County Council of failing to consult properly on the planned closure of Jane Campbell House in St Albans, which also has worrying implications for other care homes in Hertfordshire. Even though the care home has an occupancy rate approaching 100%, the County Council has declared that […]

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“Feelin’ Good Week” is there to celebrate good mental health and emotional well being of children and young people in Hertfordshire. Too often people don’t talk about the issues that concern them when it makes a difference, “Feelin’ Good Week” is coming up soon, are you going to do anything about it? It is important […]

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Euro-MPs put pressure on dodgy doctors

by awitherick on 12 January, 2012

Euro MPs have sent a strong signal of support to the European Commission to put in place a cross border alert system to stop so-called ‘dodgy doctors’ from moving from country to country to continue malpractice. The NHS relies heavily on the EU’s free movement of labour with almost 1 in 10 health care professionals […]

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European Union gets to grip with juices

by awitherick on 29 December, 2011

Next time you grab a juice, pause and ask yourself, is it really healthy? What’s in it? For you it might just be a small issue, but for some with allergies or diabetes it can literally be a matte of life or death. MEPs have voted in favour of stricter rules on what goes in […]

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Need Help? There’s a new number to call…

by awitherick on 20 December, 2011

One of the first of its kind in the country, HertsHelp brings together the expertise of a huge range of services for anyone who needs help or advice of any kind. The service is free and open to people of all ages and aims to find solutions quickly and simply. HertsHelp is an initiative of […]

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EU Water under the bridge…?

by awitherick on 25 November, 2011

Some times you have to wonder what’s in the water that the reporters at the national papers drink before they write articles about Europe… It’s certainly something very funny as shown by a wonderful headline “EU says water is not healthy”. Do we honestly think that any right minded individual would say this?  Regardless of what […]

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Silent but deadly…

by awitherick on 24 November, 2011

We’re half way through Domestic Violence Week (21-27 November). Did you know that? But then you probably don’t know how many people around you have at some point been affected by it.  Domestic Abuse can involve coercive and controlling behavious as well as verbal, physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse.  That’s estimated to be 1 […]

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We should take a look inside it… Did we know that June was alcohol awareness month?  Or did it just pass us by? How many nights a week do we drink?  It’s great to enjoy- but when do we overstep the mark? Alcohol costs our communities, and us as individuals dearly.  From the car accidents […]

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