Latest Redcar and Cleveland Stories

2008-07-02 09:00:00

By MARIE LEVY A NEW clinic for drug addicts could be built in the Redcar area as part of plans to improve GP services, local doctors revealed today. Redcar and Cleveland Primary Care Trust has secured funding for a new health centre in Eston and three GP practices in Eston, East Cleveland and Redcar. Proposals suggest one of the new practices could offer specialised treatment for drug addicts but no final decisions have been made. Doctors in the area believe the drug services will...

2008-06-25 09:03:09

By VALERIE HALTON THE Labour councillors' response to my letter about the reduction in secondary school places in Redcar & Cleveland and the denial of parental choice does not address the two most important matters. 1). This is about the future education of our children, so parents of nursery and primary pupils in all of East Cleveland need to be aware that by reducing available places at Laurence Jackson, anyone living anywhere but Guisborough will not be given the choice to go...

2008-06-24 09:03:23

A REDCAR health trust has blocked GPs' attempts to warn patients about the risks new polyclinics may pose to family surgeries. The planned shake-up of family doctor services will see pounds 11m spent across Teesside over three years to provide: Three new GP practices and a health centre in Redcar and Cleveland; A new GP practice and a health centre in the Middlesbrough area; A new health centre within the Stockton borough, and Two new practices and a health centre in the...

2008-06-18 09:00:00

By DAVE ROBSON DIG this! Red car MP Vera Baird grabbed a spade to symbolically start work on a new pounds 30m hospital. Groundwork actually began two weeks ago on the replacement for Redcar's Stead Hospital. But the MP dropped by to officially cut the first sod. She said the hospital, off West Dyke Road, would be "exactly how modern health services should be." She added: "It will be convenient and local. People shouldn't be forming long queues anymore, they should be using modern...

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