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Millions of viewers tuned into ITV's Coronation Street to see actress Kym Marsh, who plays Michelle McDonald in the soap, tragically lose her baby. She's been talking about the harrowing issue of neo-natal death, something she herself experienced 8 years ago when she lost her baby son Archie.
There are a number of charities involved in providing support for people who've experienced neo natal death or stillbirth:
Kym spoke to Granada Reports about taking the difficult decision to tackle a storyline that she'd had experienced personally.
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The health watchdog has now rated the East Lancashire Hospitals Trust as "good overall".
Management say it's a reflection the hard work of staff since the Trust was put into special measures in 2013.
A review by the Care Quality Commission looked at the Trust's responses to the last inspection report and current practice, including governance and risk management.
Chief Executive, Kevin McGee paid tribute to staff, saying:
"I have read the key findings in the CQC report and there is so much to be proud of. Our next goal is to improve even further, ensuring those areas still requiring improvement are tackled, and work towards receiving an 'outstanding' rating in the future. Thank you to all our staff, patients and stakeholders for working with us on this journey and ensuring we have a clear vision, direction and stability which contributes to our continual improvement."
The CQC inspection looked at services rating them on being safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. The report noted a number of highlights:
* Staff were caring, kind and respectful to patients and involved them in their own care.
* Staff were proud of the work they did and both they and patients told inspectors they felt well engaged with and their views were valued.
* Cleanliness and hygiene were of a high standard throughout the Trust
* The Trust had clear vision, objectives, values and improvement priorities achieved using a bottom up process with all staff engaged in its direction and
* The Trust had achieved better than the England average for the 18 week referral to treatment target
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