Latest Warwickshire Stories

2008-06-27 06:02:59

A FOUR-year programme installing new electronic patient records at two hospitals in Coventry and Warwickshire may cost more than pounds 2.2million. Lorenzo Electronic Care Record is scheduled to be implemented between 2008 and 2012 at University Hospital, Coventry and Rugby's Hospital of St Cross. Six 'early adopter trusts' across the North, the Midlands and Eastern region will each test an element of the system before it isreleased to the rest of the region as a complete package. Mr...

2008-06-23 06:00:24

THE school was founded in 1850 as a three class village school. Pupils could stay until they were 14 although many left for work at the age of 12. And the head teacher and his family lived in a house on the premises, now converted into a classroom and staffroom. During the Second World War, evacuees came to the village from London and Coventry, some bringing teachers with them, and the school expanded into the village hall. After the war it became a primary school sending 11-year-olds...

2008-06-20 06:00:38

By Jenny Mackenzie AMBULANCE crews in Coventry and Warwickshire are providing a faster response to life-threatening conditions than ever before. In the past 12 months, the number of patients in and around the city receiving vital treatment within eight minutes has increased. And the region has smashed government targets in three separate categories. The new figures come from performance indicators for West Midlands Ambulance Service, which have been released by the NHS Information...

2008-06-20 06:00:38

OPEN days which give people with disabilities advice will be held on a regular basis in Warwickshire due to demand. The county council's adult health and social care team will be on hand to answer all kinds of queries at its office at 39-41 Warwick Road, in Kenilworth, from 10am-4pm on Thursday. It will be the first of regular events on the last Thursday of each month. At the last event in the spring people talked to staff about a number of issues including, assessments, benefits,...

2008-06-16 03:00:24

WHEN the school's predecessor Binley Woods Middle School was founded pupils were aged from eight to 12. At the time, Warwickshire County Council had a system of first schools, taking five to eight-year-olds, middle schools taking eight to 12-year-olds and secondary schools taking older children. In the mid 1990s the middle school system was scrapped in favour of primary schools taking four to 11-year-olds and secondary schools taking those of 11 and over. That's when Binley Woods Middle...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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