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Stroke services suspended at Grimsby hosptial

Stroke services in Grimsby are to be suspended Credit: Calendar

Stroke services are to be suspended at Grimsby's Diana Princess of Wales hospital. NHS bosses say the decision has been made as part of ongoing work to improve the care offered to patients.

The trust was recently asked to conduct a review of stroke services at the hospital and have made the decision to consolidate the service and run it from the Scunthorpe General Hospital stroke unit.

Hyper-acute and acute services are being suspended.

Jargon explained -

Hyper-acute is where a patient needs constant care, within the first 24 hours of being admitted to hospital. Acute is where a patient remains in hospital, on a ward, but is not well enough to leave.

Two bailed over Poppy's death

The two people arrested in connection with the death of four year old Poppy Widdison have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

The 34-year-old woman and the 36-year-old man were both arrested by police on Sunday after Poppy was admitted to Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby with serious injuries. She was later transferred to Sheffield Childrens Hospital where she died.

Police say the cause of her death still remains unexplained but they have revealed that the little girl did suffer a cardiac arrests but that she did not die of a heart attack.

The investigation into the death of four year old Poppy Widdison is still very much on going and a number of enquiries are still being made. This is currently a criminal investigation which is very much on going and the two people, who were arrested have been bailed in connection with criminal matters. Our investigations are continuing, and at this time we are not looking to make any further arrests in connection with the death of Poppy Widdison

– Detective Chief Inspector Umberto Cuozzo, Humberside Police

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Tribute to 4-year-old girl

The school attended by a 4-year-old girl who died in Grimsby has paid tribute to her.

A man and a woman are being questioned by police over her death.

It was with great sadness that we found out about Poppy. She was a delightful little girl who was just starting her education at the school.

Although her time with us was brief, it was clear that she was really bright and had much to offer.

We would like to offer our condolences to all who knew Poppy. This is a tragic situation, and as a school we are coming together at this difficult time. I would ask that we are given the privacy needed to do this.

– Lesley Collins, Headteacher at Edward Heneage Primary School

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Four-year-old named as Poppy Widdison

Police have released the name of the four-year-old girl who died following an incident in Grimsby.

Poppy Widdison, of Ladysmith Road, Grimsby, died in the early hours of Monday at Sheffield Childrens Hospital after she was transferred, following her admission to Grimsby Hospital with serious injuries on Sunday.

The exact circumstances into her death are still being investigated by detectives and at this time it remains unexplained.

A 34-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man, who were arrested in connection with the incident, both remain in police custody.

Four-year-old Grimsby girl's death treated as "unexplained"

The death of a four-year-old girl in Grimsby is being treated as unexplained.

A 34-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man, who were arrested in connection with the incident, both remain in custody.

Humberside Police were contacted at approximately 10am on Sunday after being alerted by medical staff at hospital that the girl had been admitted with serious injuries.

The child was later transferred to Sheffield Children's Hospital in a critical condition where she died.