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 […]

Spilsby Surgery To Support Junior Doctors Action

November 23, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Doctors at Spilsby Surgery are to support junior doctors’ industrial action in December. The Surgery has stated that their GP Registrars will be taking industrial action on 1st, 8th and 16th of December to highlight their concerns at the Department of Health’s threat to impose a changed contract of employment.  They have stated that the change of contract would be unsafe for patients and unfair on the doctors and their families. The Surgery has confirmed […]

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 […]

Further warnings to be safe in warm weather as emergency service calls rise by 1,000

July 3, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) have put out further warnings after a ‘surge’ in the number of 999 calls over a 24 hour period has been related to the warm weather. A spokesman for the service said that yesterday (Wednesday), it took more than 3,000 calls compared to an average of 2,000 a day. They said: “We have seen a surge in the number of 999, urgent and emergency calls over the past 24 hours, […]

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 […]