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 […]

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 […]

Met Office issues yellow warning for heatwave conditions

July 17, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

Residents are being warned to stay safe in the summer sun as the highest temperatures of the year are expected over the next few days. With temperatures expected to reach 29 Celsius, the Met Office has issued its yellow warning. An official heat health warning is triggered when temperatures are high enough on two consecutive days and during the night to have a significant affect on health. Look out for the symptoms of heat exhaustion […]

Can You Help Cindy?

February 2, 2012 Spilsby Online 0

Cindy Nicolle has ancestors who lived around Spilsby. She knows their surnames, but is trying to find out if they, or any of their descendants, had sight problems – something not easily found out from census records! Do you share any of these ancestors from the 1800s? WOODWARD living in Hagworthingham and Old Bolingbroke;REESON from Old Leake, Stickford and Wrangle;ATKIN from Toynton All Saints;RAYSON from Stickford;VICKERS from High Toynton;DAVY from High Toynton. If so, does […]