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Paramedics across the north west are going on strike today - and more could follow suit soon

Paramedics across the North West are today going on strike – with further industrial action looming on the horizon.
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NHS employees on strike over WWL Solutions

Five-day strike planned in NHS dispute

Health bosses are under pressure to end a major NHS employment dispute after unions announced a five-day strike.
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Donna Hall

New joined-up health care era for borough

A bid to improve borough health and social care and make them more efficient has led to an unprecedented union.

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Wigan Infirmary

Weeks of on-call industrial action in NHS dispute

Union members at the borough’s hospitals are taking part in a lengthy period of industrial action as part of an ongoing NHS dispute.

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Palliative care nurse specialist manager Jo Carby

Call to hasten hospice help

The borough’s hospice says more could still be done to ensure residents get the care they need at the end of their lives following a major report.

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NHS trust Bridgewater

Health trust Bridgewater rapped by commissioners

Clinical commissioners across three boroughs, including Wigan, have now expressed concerns about an under-fire health trust.

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VIDEO: First aid course designed to save children’s lives

A borough training company will teach parents, grandparents and guardians how to save a child’s life to raise money for a children’s charity.

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Four-year-old Alfie Sales, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, being held by dad Kieron, pictured with mum Louise and sister Mila-Rose, five

Family's campaign to raise £10,000 to help Leigh boy

The family of a youngster bravely battling a serious condition has launched a major campaign asking the public to help give him a better future.

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VIDEO: Sea of pink for fund-raisers at Race For Life

Hundreds of women pulled on their trainers as Cancer Research UK’s Race For Life returned to the borough.
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Wigan Infirmary

Health chiefs’ headway on scourge of bed-blocking

The number of hold-ups faced by borough patients waiting to be discharged from hospital has dropped.

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Wigan Infirmary

Borough's hospitals still axing hundreds of operations

Hundreds of operations are being cancelled at the last minute at the borough’s hospitals, it can be revealed.

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The protest is against a move to WWL Solutions

Borough hospital strike set to go ahead following last-minute failed talks

A hospital walk-out looks set to go ahead as last-minute talks between union members and the NHS trust fail.

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Wigan Infirmary

Second union confirms hospital strike in Wigan

Another union has announced it will be supporting strike action at Wigan Infirmary and the borough's other health establishments later this month.
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Coronation Street actor Shayne Ward

Men encouraged to speak about mental health

Men are being urged to talk about mental health as male-dominated industries struggle to deal with the stigma.
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A demonstration by Unison members

Strike date announced for borough's hospital staff

Hundreds of hospital staff opposed to their jobs being transferred to a controversial new firm will go on strike for 48 hours later this month.
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Moya Platt, who is unhappy with the home care provided by Cherish UK, with her husband Cliff at their Atherton home

Wigan care firm working to up standards

A care provider in the borough is not the subject of a formal investigation by Wigan Council, the town hall has confirmed.

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Did you know this month is Zombie Awareness Month?

Zombie Awareness Month is a campaign to bring awareness about zombies and the possibility of a future zombie apocalypse
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Dr Tim Dalton

Borough patients facing a longer wait for vital tests

A borough health chief has apologised for long waits for key diagnostic tests.

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Parents urged to share their experience of losing a baby to mark anniversary

A charity is looking for parents, family and friends affected by the death of a baby who are willing to share their stories and experience of loss no matter how long ago it happened.

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The importance of immunisation highlighted

European Immunisation Week promotes the core message that immunisation of every child is vital to prevent diseases and protect life.
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