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Better care for the elderly

HERE TO HELP: Decision makers from the health, social care and voluntary sector get together to improve services for the elderly in Hartlepool

IMPROVED services for the elderly have come under the spotlight at a summit in Hartlepool.

Experts from numerous sectors came together to look at how better arrangements can be put in place for older people in the town.

Mounting demands are being placed on services which cater for people with conditions such as stroke and dementia.

And with an increasingly ageing population, the NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) held a summit is focusing on how improvements could be made for vulnerable elderly people in the area.

Exmouth pensioners told mobility scooters could be confiscated in “health and safety gone mad” move

Mr Bayliss at the area inside the building where residents used to store their mobility scooters.

By Exeter Express and Echo

Disabled Exmouth pensioners have accused East District Council of being “over to top and excessive” after they were told their mobility scooters will be confiscated if they dare to leave them in corridors outside their council flats.

Mental-health patients driven hundreds of miles for treatment

Shortage of beds in constituencies of two health ministers is blamed on cuts in East Anglian hospital budgets


A crisis in mental health care has been declared by NHS staff in East Anglia, across a region covering the constituencies of two government health ministers.

Nurses say that it has become common for there to be no beds available for mental health patients in all of Norfolk and Suffolk, leading to severely ill patients being driven hundreds of miles to hospitals as far as Manchester.