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Kirklees councillors concerned about call costs as Locala misses answering target again

Locala 'single point of contact' answered just 40% of calls within 90-second goal

Holme Valley Stroke Group opens its doors to survivors and their carers for Stroke Awareness Month

Members of a Holme Valley Stroke Support Group share their stories in the run-up to Stroke Awareness Month in May

Kirklees NHS contract winner Locala receives official 'notice' after missing call answering target

Patients left holding line after 'single point of contact' is overwhelmed with calls

Everything you need to know about the 'Right Care Right Time Right Place' hospital shake-up

What is Right Care Right Time Right Place and how will affect local NHS services?

Woman breastfeeding her baby

Why are breastfeeding rates so low when there are serious health benefits for mums and babies?

There’s evidence that breastfeeding can protect mothers from cancer - and babies who are breastfed are healthier than those who are bottle fed. So why are breastfeeding rates in the UK still so low?

Weight worries over that glass of wine on an evening - Take note

  • NHS

Health experts fears over calorie count of our favourite tipples

Kirklees health group Locala admits its lost list of hundreds of mums and babies

Print out with patients' information disappeared from locked room

Disability day centre Waves forced out of Colne Valley Leisure Centre slot

Group turned up for weekly sports session — but finds slot taken by Locala community group and yoga class

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman concerned following rumours of rural foot clinic closures

  • NHS

Mr Sheerman says potential closures would be contrary to Care Closer to Home policy

Health boss who got 27% pay rise gets £5k bonus - while staff are told there's not enough for their £40 perk

Robert Flack, chief executive of Locala who earns £121,000, was handed an extra five grand for hitting his targets in 2013/14, the Examiner can reveal

A national programme is targeting vulnerable age groups for the flu jab

Thousands of Kirklees pupils to be offered flu vaccines in bid to battle low immunisation uptake

  • NHS

Less than half of 'at-risk' four-year-olds were vaccinated against potentially serious virus

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital

Huddersfield and Calderdale patients one-third more likely to have to go to A&E after being discharged on a weekend

HRI and Calderdale Royal Hospital see one-third more emergency readmissions following weekend discharges

Huddersfield will lose hospital services to Leeds - unless big changes are made

That's the stark warning from Huddersfield and Halifax hospital bosses who are dealing with mounting debt problems

Young Alfie Jones runs marathon in dad's memory and raises £2,500

Son of Dewsbury nurse helps a charity

Health Feature: Changes to how community health care is delivered

Kirklees community health care provider Locala is planning to make radical changes in how it runs its services. What will these changes mean to patients? And exactly what or who is Locala?


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