NHS Heroes: How you can share your thanks to our incredible NHS staff

An innovative scheme offering a very big thank you to NHS and frontline workers for their tremendous dedication and efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic is set to return. This follows the huge success of the #LeedsSaysThanksInitiative, which co-ordinated by Leeds City Council and launched initially in the summer of 2020, saw 63 organisations based…

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New Leeds Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress officially announced

Councillor Asghar Khan has become the city’s 127th Lord Mayor of Leeds after unanimous support from members of all parties at the council’s annual meeting. Taking over the role from the previous incumbent Councillor Eileen Taylor, who served an unprecedented two years in the role, Councillor Asghar Khan will be accompanied during his time…

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Lord Mayor of Leeds gives vaccine push a shot in the arm

Lord Mayor of Leeds joined volunteers at a Leeds vaccine centre in a bid to encourage people from the city’s many diverse communities to get their jab. Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Eileen Taylor was on hand at the Woodhouse Medical Practice doing her bit to boost what is the largest vaccination programme in…

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Hospital charity to give £1 million for NHS staff wellbeing

Hospital charity Leeds Cares is due to give at least £1 million for initiatives to support NHS staff at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust during the second wave of the pandemic. The charity will invest nearly £900,000 in a clinical psychology programme for frontline health workers, including those who are treating patients with covid-19.…

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National lockdown guidance and affected services

The Government has announced a new national lockdown with rules coming into force from Thursday November 5. For four weeks until Wednesday 2 December the Government is asking people to stay at home, except for specific purposes; not to gather with others they don’t live with, except for specific purposes and is closing some…

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Together we can make a difference: Cancer fundraiser honoured as charity ‘Hospital Hero’

Last week, local hospital charity Leeds Cares launched their new fundraising initiative, ‘Leeds Cares Hospital Heroes’ encouraging supporters to carry out long-term fundraising to support their local NHS hospitals. 28-year-old Lucy Guiry and her friend Kerry Yeo have been named one of the charities first ‘Hospital Heroes’ after pledging to take on as many…

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Together we can make a difference: Sponsor the Sparkle this Christmas and spread festive magic across Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Leeds Cares supports our local NHS hospitals in many ways to help add some sparkle for staff, patients and families in hospital this festive period. Many of our regular Christmas events cannot take place this year due to current government guidelines. Initiatives like toy deliveries for the Children’s Hospital and gift drop offs for…

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No new COVID-19 restrictions in Leeds for a further week

No new restrictions have been imposed on Leeds by the government today, but the city could face further limits this time next week if the number of infections continues to rise. People are being urged to do everything they can to help stop the spread of the virus as the city remains in enhanced…

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