Scarlet fever cases on the rise again in Lincolnshire

January 7, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Parents in Lincolnshire are being warned to look out for symptoms of scarlet fever in their children again amid reports that cases are on the rise again, with 22 reported cases in the county in the past four weeks. Scarlet fever remains a concern for doctors after a sharp rise across the country during 2015 – and health officials have warned that we’re not at the peak of infections yet. Since December 13, there have […]

Lincoln County Hospital norovirus outbreak hits nine wards

December 22, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Four hospital wards have been closed after patients and staff were hit with the winter vomiting bug norovirus. Lincoln County Hospital has also restricted admissions to five more wards following the outbreak. United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which manages the hospital, said the ward closures were to prevent the virus spreading. The trust declined to specify which wards were shut, but said no children’s wards had been affected. Michelle Rhodes, director of nursing at the […]

Meningitis B vaccinations start for all newborns

September 1, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

A new programme to vaccinate all newborn babies against meningitis B has started in the UK – the first scheme of its kind in the world. The Men B vaccine will be given to babies at two, four and 12 months old as part of routine immunisations. Infants aged under one are at the most risk of meningitis B infection, which is fatal in one in 10 cases. Campaigners said it could prevent up to […]

Residents encouraged to get their flu jab early this autumn

October 8, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

People at risk of developing complications from catching flu are being encouraged to get their vaccination early this autumn. If you’re generally healthy catching flu is unpleasant and can put a halt to your day-to-day activities, but usually you’ll recover within a week. I would urge anyone in one of the at risk groups to protect themselves against the effects of flu. It’s also really important that carers and frontline health and social care workers […]