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Why we are such a bunch of quitters

Swindon Advertiser:

5:27pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE Swindon campaign to help people quit smoking has claimed a well-earned victory after it emerged the town racked up the highest number of quitters in the South West last year.

Meningitis student is taken to hospital

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

FEARS of a potential meningitis outbreak are growing after a New College student was rushed to hospital with the life-threatening infection.

Fate of employees uncertain as shutters come down on mobile phone shop

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

STAFF reported for duty as usual yesterday but metal shutters at Swindon’s Phones 4u shops remained firmly shut – leaving a question mark over the fate of firm’s 17 workers in the town.

Town GP named a top doc in national list

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TOOTHILL GP has been named as one of the most influential figures in general practice in the country for the third year running.

Donations ensure a nursing lifeline

Swindon Advertiser:

4:09pm Thursday 11th September 2014

EVERY day, without fail, they support patients grappling with the physical symptoms of a life-limiting illness.

Hospital marks success in tackling deadly sepsis

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A CAMPAIGN to raise awareness of six simple steps has been praised for reducing the number of deaths due to deadly sepsis.

Care team has hit a new high

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A CARE centre in Swindon has been hailed a top service offering patients the respect and dignity they deserve following a thorough inspection.

Riotously funny farce with dreaded audience participation

Swindon Advertiser:

12:16pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

One Man, Two Guv'nors Theatre Royal, Bath Until September 20

Special event will honour local folk musician

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A STALWART of the Swindon folk scene, Mervyn Penny, will be honoured by his friends, fellow musicians and fans at a special performance nearly nine months after his passing.

Rail buff Pete’s train of thought

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

“FOR enthusiasts, the Swindon Railway Festival is like a pilgrimage.”

£4m is the true cost of smokers to health services

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 8th September 2014

THE cost of caring for people suffering from smoking-related illnesses but still living at home has risen to more than £4m, according to new figures.

GWH patient complaints down by a quarter

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 8th September 2014

PATIENT complaints dropped by nearly 23 per cent at the Great Western Hospital last year – yet the trust still received the third highest number of written complaints in the region.

Singer Phoebe wants charity song to be festive hit

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 8th September 2014

PHOEBE Maddison’s ambition to top the music charts could become a reality much sooner than she ever imagined.

Bullying claims to go before tribunal

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 8th September 2014

MORE than 50 workers who allegedly fell prey to racial discrimination, harassment and bullying are poised to take their employer Carillion to court.

Rich and poor life expectancy closes

Swindon Advertiser: Cherry Jones, acting director of public health at Swindon Council

5:30am Saturday 6th September 2014

THE GAP in life expectancy between the least and most deprived is closing in Swindon, reaching an all-time low since 1801 at just under six years.

The pie’s the limit for a daring drop

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 5th September 2014

AFTER months of gruelling exercise and rigorous dieting, reporter Liz Mackley was finally ready to hurl herself from a plane, 10,000ft in the air, raising £440 in the process for the 160 Appeal.

733 patients left in backlog limbo

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 4th September 2014

NEARLY 750 patients are still waiting for treatment more than 18 weeks after being referred to the Great Western Hospital.

Volunteers’ big shot in the arm

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 4th September 2014

PATIENTS will receive extra support during and particularly following treatment at the Great Western Hospital thanks to a £100,000 boost to recruit no fewer than 300 new volunteers.

Dancers jumped at cha cha chance

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

CHA cha cha and quickstep lovers took over the Nova Hreod Academy on Sunday for a ballroom challenge with a difference.

Inspirational zumba instructor with cerebral palsy nominated for awards

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A CEREBRAL palsy sufferer who has overcome prejudice and adversity to build a successful career as a zumba instructor has been recognised with two nominations for coaching awards.

MP backs end to parking rip-off

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

NORTH Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has backed a campaign to abolish the hefty parking charges in place in England’s hospitals.

Children living in fear and poverty

Swindon Advertiser:

6:27pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

NEARLY 1,000 children lived in fear of violence, in poverty or were at risk of abuse in Swindon last year, the Adver can reveal.

Even tougher times ahead for Luca, 11

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE JOURNEY has proved difficult for Luca Railton and more pain remains in store over the next few weeks – but through hardship the little boy has been a model of patience and resilience.

On lucky roll with casino’s takings

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

PARTY planners have pledged up to £10,000 to the 160 Appeal from funds raised at their festive casino at Lydiard Park.

Hospital clamps down on violence against staff

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Monday 18th August 2014

WITH nearly 240 doctors and nurses assaulted by patients in the last year alone, the Great Western Hospital is clamping down on violence against staff with a new campaign reminding people that any form of verbal or physical abuse will not be tolerated.

Directorship ban for Manor Furniture's ex-bosses

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 16th August 2014

TWO former bosses of retailer Manor Furniture have been banned from holding directorships for five years after putting customers’ funds at unreasonable risk.

Town’s flab fight goes on

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

DESPITE efforts to put the people of Swindon on a healthier path, the town remains the fat capital of Europe with more than 70 per cent of adults described as carrying excess weight.

Nursing new dreams

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 15th August 2014

NURSING holds no more secrets for sixth formers keen to join the profession as they experienced the job directly from the ward at the Great Western Hospital.

Sexual health team making a difference

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 15th August 2014

FROM educating youngsters at the heart of their communities to offering easily accessible and flexible sexual health services, normalising testing has been the Great Western Hospital’s main priority.

Liz has seen the light at last

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Friday 15th August 2014

NOW an impressive 3st lighter, reporter Liz Mackley is ready to throw herself out of a plane 10,000ft above firm ground for the 160 Appeal.

Dementia is up by a tenth

Swindon Advertiser: More help demanded for dementia patients in Yorkshire

5:30am Thursday 14th August 2014

DEMENTIA has taken a firm hold in Swindon with the number of sufferers growing by nearly ten per cent in just two years.

Support for fire strikers

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 14th August 2014

ACTIVISTS rallied behind striking firefighters in Swindon as they protested against a government move to raise retirement age and increase pension contributions.

Teen jobseeker faces dilemma

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 14th August 2014

SEEKING work since finishing college has been a continued struggle for 19-year-old Ben McEachern as red tape has forced him to pass up promising training opportunities for fear of losing his Jobseekers Allowance each step of the way, he has claimed.

Hospital admits medication error

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A HOSPITAL gave a young mother medication she should not have received when she was eight weeks pregnant.

Amazing art goes on show at Post Modern

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

ART graduates have unveiled their maze-like installation at Artsite’s Post Modern following the very first residency at the town centre gallery.

Support cash for Asperger’s

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

NEW opportunities and greater community support will be available to people with Asperger syndrome in Swindon thanks to a £21,500 boost to the town’s autism charity DASH.

Another giant leap for Luca

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

ANOTHER day heralded a new milestone for Luca Railton who stretched his legs in the sea for the first time since moving to Florida and following three painful leg operations.

Ward revamp will improve dementia sufferers’ experience

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 12th August 2014

KEEPING dementia patients’ anxiety to a minimum is at the heart of a £98,000 ward redesign to speed up their recovery and give them greater support at the Great Western Hospital.

Let’s focus on sexual health

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 12th August 2014

SWINDON Pride saw the launch of the town’s first Sexual Health Week – a campaign designed not only to tackle the rise of infection but promote tolerance.

Successful children’s clinic cuts waiting times in A&E

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

A NEW clinic dedicated to treating children outside of GP surgery hours has helped to alleviate pressure on A&E since its launch in January.

Cut in death rate boost for hospital

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 9th August 2014

MORTALITY rates at the Great Western Hospital are at their lowest since 2012 with 1,696 deaths reported in the last year.

Dynamic duo in saddle for London to Paris ride

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 8th August 2014

CHILDHOOD friends Matt Luker and Mike Francis’s stamina and endurance were put to the ultimate test as they pedalled their way to Paris to ensure the future of end-of-life care in Swindon.

Trio are mad for mudder challenge

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 8th August 2014

BROTHERS will wrestle with mud, climb army-style, jump over and dodge obstacles in memory of their aunt, whose determination to eradicate cancer was an inspiration to all.

It’s panto time

Swindon Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 8th August 2014

THE children’s ward at the Great Western Hospital echoed to cheers, giggles and rapturous song as literature’s most famous castaway, Robinson Crusoe, brought excitement and a welcome break from treatment to young patients.

We’re out to prove that breast is best

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 7th August 2014

TO mark World Breastfeeding Week, nurses and midwives at the Great Western Hospital are urging new mums to give their baby the best start in life and give breastfeeding a try.

Sam’s cooking up for a prize

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 7th August 2014

JUST five months after the launch of her online cake and baking shop, entrepreneur Samantha Whittingham has been shortlisted out of thousands of start-ups for a national award.

Vets set to get tough

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Thursday 7th August 2014

FROM the consultation room to the assault course, nurses at Drove Vets will tread unchartered territory at the Tough Mudder next week.

Tackling sex issues online

Swindon Advertiser: Guy Rooney

5:30am Wednesday 6th August 2014

AHEAD of Swindon Sexual Health Week this month, a new website has been unveiled to tackle the avoidable spread of diseases in the town.

Brother decides he’s jumping for Jayden

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 6th August 2014

DESPITE shying away from interaction, 15-year-old Asperger’s sufferer Kieran Drapper will put his apprehension aside to freefall 3,000ft in a bid to allow his little brother to take his first steps.

Rents force Swindon charity shop closure

Swindon Advertiser:

5:30am Wednesday 6th August 2014

CRIPPLED by an ever-increasing rent, a charity shop in Old Town dedicated to the welfare of the children of Belarus has been left with no choice but to close down.

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