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Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Fighting for independence

by awitherick on 19 May, 2011

A free service for people with physical and/or mental health problems is providing care and support to more and more people. From this month, ‘Hertfordshire Enablement – helping you to keep your independence’, a partnership between Hertfordshire County Council and Goldsborough Home Care, is delivering benefits in Hertsmere and St Albans. Any adult who has […]

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Sporty spice?

by awitherick on 19 May, 2011

Want to find out more about how you can become more physically active in St Albans? Well there’s one website you must take a look at: http://www.sportinherts.org.uk/ Councillor Allan Siao Ming Witherick agrees that keeping active and healthy is vital for a good quality of life: “I used to teach martial arts, but now I’m […]

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It’s not all bad with Healthy wins

by awitherick on 18 May, 2011

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust was the only organisation to have two nominations for the national Nursing Standard’s Nursing Awards 2011 and came out the winners in both. The Step 2 Team, based in Stevenage but covering the whole County, won in the category Mental Health: Innovation with patient involvement in recovery planning. Step 2 is […]

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Liberal Democrats fight for our NHS

by awitherick on 11 May, 2011

The Lib Dems in Government have put the brakes on plans to reshape the NHS. This had lead to a two month period to allow major changes to the plans to ensure they bring real improvements to patients. These changes should include tough rules to stop private companies cherry picking services and give more say […]

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Helping more people stay independent

by awitherick on 5 April, 2011

A free service for people with physical and/or mental health problems is providing care and support to more and more people. From the end of May, ‘Hertfordshire Enablement – helping you to keep your independence’, a partnership between Hertfordshire County Council and Goldsborough Home Care will be serving residents in St Albans having been trialled elsewhere […]

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Fighting for safety (Lorry blind spots)

by awitherick on 29 March, 2011

Lethal blind spots in lorries which are the cause of so many cyclist deaths could soon be a thing of the past after the success of a long-running campaign strongly supported by LibDem MEPs on lorry and truck road safety. Campaigners have secured the support of the 369 MEPs needed for the ‘Written Declaration’ on […]

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The QEII’s children’s A&E will close to walk-in patients from 8.00pm every evening, reopening at 8.00am the next morning. Outside of these hours, all children needing to attend a specialist children’s emergency service, whether by ambulance or as a walk-in, will need to go the 24/7 service based at the Lister hospital in Stevenage, or […]

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Launch Event 26th February St Albans Judo Club, based off of Harpenden Road next to The Pioneer, does a lot of work to support the local community. For example last Saturday local Liberal Democrat County Councillor Allan Witherick qualified as a work place First Aider during one of their training sessions. St Albans Judo Club […]

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New rights for patients to seek healthcare abroad

by awitherick on 19 January, 2011

Several years ago Marshalswick South Liberal Democrat County Councillor Allan Siao Ming Witherick brought a motion to Hertfordshire County Council which was fighting for a European Patients Charter, supporting the work of our local MEP Andrew Duff. Now, after four years of hard campaigning by Liberal Democrats and our sister parties across Europe we’ve had […]

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Help is out there…

by awitherick on 26 December, 2010

Domestic Violence An online service is available in Hertfordshire for supporting those suffering with domestic abuse.  Featuring tailored information for victims, concerned family, friends and colleagues it has a wealth of information to support people. Check out the site at: http://www.hearttoherts.org/ Concerned about harassment or stalking? Please contact the police on 0845 33 00 222 or for further advice and information from the National Stalking Helpline you can call 0300 636 0300 or email [email protected]

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