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Hartlepool youngster becomes face of charity campaign

A Hartlepool youngster is the new poster boy for a national charity.

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University Hospital of North Tees.

'Soon there will be nothing left' - readers react to plans for future of neonatal services

Hartlepool parents have reacted to proposals which could see some neonatal services move to Middlesbrough.

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Do you think the scheme is a good idea?

Should NHS patients be allowed to tailor their own care with personal budgets?

Hundreds of thousands of NHS patients could be given funds to pay for their own healthcare under new government plans.

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University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton

‘Extreme concerns’ for Hartlepool parents over plans to move neonatal services to Middlesbrough

A Hartlepool councillor is seeking answers from NHS bosses after raising ‘extreme concerns’ about plans to downgrade an intensive care for local babies.

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Colin Shevills of Balance.

North East alcohol campaigners welcome ‘very important’ drinking findings

A new study on the dangers of drinking too much has been welcomed as “very important.”

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Tributes pour in for courageous Hartlepool mum Tracey Keers

Tributes have flooded in for an inspirational Hartlepool woman who lost her battle with cancer just days after giving birth and marrying the love of her life.

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Easington MP Grahame Morris.

MP pledges support to two health campaigns

An MP has pledged to support and raise awareness of two health campaigns for conditions that affect thousands of lives every year.

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Young Hartlepool mum loses cancer battle after delivering premature baby and getting married in hospital

An inspirational Hartlepool woman lost her battle with cancer just days after giving birth and marrying the love of her life.

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The operating theatre.

Who remembers Cameron Hospital in Hartlepool?

Thousands of Hartlepool people will remember Cameron Hospital.

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Do you think there should be minimum standards for hospital food? Picture: PA.

Vote: Should there be mandatory minimum standards for hospital food?

There should be "mandatory minimum standards" for hospital food, Labour has said.

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Disposable cups are being used in their millions by NHS trusts in the UK.

More than 10 million disposable cups bought by Hartlepool’s NHS Trust

More than 10 million disposable cups were bought by the NHS in Hartlepool and North Tees over the last five years, new figures show.

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The NHS in England has purchased more than half a billion disposable cups over the last five years, new figures show.

North East NHS trusts reveal number of disposable cups used in their hospitals

The NHS in England has purchased more than half a billion disposable cups over the last five years, new figures show.

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Michael Arthur, a retinal screener and grader at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, is set to play at Wembley.

Michael scores a place in football club’s history with Wembley date

An NHS worker has his eye on victory when he fulfils every footballer’s dream by playing at Wembley.

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People are being encouraged to speak more openly about mental health.

Hartlepool people urged to be more open about mental health

People in Hartlepool and East Durham are being urged to take advantage of a new national awareness campaign that encourages people to speak more openly about mental health – and to find safe, non-confrontational spaces to talk.

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Macmillan's Derek Redman receiving a cheque for �730 from Fran Charnock and Linton Gavin Gordon on behalf of Hartfields.

Hartlepool retirement community’s backing for Macmillan reaches £10,000

Hartfields Retirement Village in Hartlepool has made a landmark donation to Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Leaving a gift to the British Heart Foundation in your will could help to fund its lifesaving research.

People asked to consider leaving a gift to British Heart Foundation in their will

People making a will are being urged to put their “heart” into helping a charity save lives.

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Health trust campaigners show their plans to help create a new smoke-free environment.

Big moves to help smokers in hospital in Hartlepool

Smokers will be offered nicotine replacement therapy when they stay on hospital wards in Hartlepool.

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Knitting appeal for special jumpers to stop bald chickens getting bullied

A hospice has come up with a cracking idea to help two of its therapy hens which are being bullied.

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Boy suffers fractured eye socket after being hit by car in Hartlepool

A five-year-old boy is continuing to receive hospital treatment after suffering a fractured eye socket after being hit by a car.

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Sugar tax

What you need to know about the sugar tax

The new sugar tax came into play today as part of Government measures to help curb diet-related health issues in the UK.

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