From the Health Archives
17th Apr New cancer awareness roadshows are now running at Ashton Market. Cancer Research UK nurses will be providing regular advice at the market roadshows every few weeks. The next roadshow is scheduled for Thursday, April 18. The roadshows aim to help the public recognise possible signs and symptoms of cancer, and help people reduce their risk […]
3rd Apr A six-year-old Ashton girl with a rare brain tumour is hoping an allergic reaction to her medicine won’t delay her already substantial treatment plan. Pixie-Belle Sykes began treatment for her brain tumour at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital in July last year – and was told it would entail 84 weeks of regular chemotherapy. But her […]
1st Apr Student nurse Natalie Brookes is organising a huge life-saving skills days in memory of a woman who tragically died after suffering a heart attack in Hyde town centre. Mum-of-three Nataliem from Hattersley, who is a third year student nurse at Manchester Metropolitan University, was inspired to organise the event after the 52-year-old lady tragically passed […]
14th Mar A Droylsden man has successfully stubbed out a 60-year smoking habit, with the help of his local NHS service. Derek Bailey, 76, had been smoking since school – which has cost him an estimated £109,500. Derek made the decision early last December that he would give up cigarettes completely, and reached out to Be Well […]
26th Feb Bills are set to rise by at least £59 for Tameside residents as town hall chiefs desperately firefight a funding black hole for children’s services. The council has to save £3.5m from its budget next year, and is planning on hiking its tax precept, fees and charges and cutting back on services to meet the […]
24th Oct A man from Hyde has thanked Be Well Tameside for helping him to stub out his 20-a-day smoking habit and to lose almost a stone. 34-year-old Marc Tyson had been a smoker for 19 years – a habit which has cost him an estimated £48,545, using the NHS Smoking Calculator. Marc has been out of […]
9th Sep Promoting the Greater Manchester Smokefree Summer campaign at today’s event. Hundreds enjoyed Tameside Hospital Community Open Day today as the hospital opened its doors to share some of its wide ranging health work alongside a variety of charities and organisations. As well as an opportunity for a wealth of health organisations, groups and charities to […]
8th Jul Special thanks were paid to the Oldham and Glossop Mountain Rescue teams at this year’s Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Trust awards. A glittering ceremony was held at Dukinfield Town Hall on Friday night to recognise the achievement of health staff and teams. But before the announcement of this year’s Volunteer of the Year […]
5th Jul Former Ashton GP and Chair of Tameside Healthwatch Dr Kailash Chand, OBE, wishes the NHS a happy 70th birthday – but says to survive, the NHS will need to adopt a new model of healthcare… Ask what makes people proud to be British and the NHS is forever top. The NHS is celebrating its 70th […]
30th Oct Plans for a new 1200 pupil school at a reclaimed beauty spot in Nutsford Vale, Gorton, are now under scrutiny despite continued opposition coming from local residents and councillors. The application for the three storey building has been submitted to Manchester City Council planning  which if successful will  be built by Laing O’Rourke on approximately one […]