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Plans for new mental health hospital in York step closer

Plans for a new mental health hospital in York have moved a step closer after a public consultation.

People have been campaigning for a new facility Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The governing body of local healthcare has approved the proposal for a new facility, for which people living in the Vale of York have been campaigning since the closure of Bootham Park Hospital last year.

There will now be more talks with the public about where the new site will be and what facilities it can provide.

Mouse alert leads to postponed operations

Mouse discovery is an 'isolated incident'

The discovery of a mouse in a day surgery unit at Hull Royal Infirmary has led to a number of operations being postponed.

A spokesman at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust said pest control teams had been called in and it was hoped to re-open the unit as soon as possible.

We can confirm there has been an isolated incident within our Day Surgery Unit today where it appears a field mouse has made its way in to the department. As a result, several operations have been postponed.

As a result of the incident we contacted our local pest control service immediately. The team are currently on site working hard to ensure any disruption is minimal and we are aiming to reopen the unit as soon as possible.

– Spokesman for Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

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Living with dyspraxia: see life from Joe's point of view

At least one child in every classroom in our region may be struggling with dyspraxia … a condition that makes them appear clumsy, or slow, although in fact they're as bright as anyone.

Now a young man from Leeds - who had a tough time at school because of the condition - is determined to smooth the way for other children. With the help of Fixers- the campaign that gives young people a voice - he made a film showing life from his point of view.

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