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Exclusive: Failures in breast cancer screening at Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Confidential data obtained by Granada Reports shows 12 cases of cancer were missed by one radiologist at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary prior to 2011.

Two women have since died and and the Trust which runs the hospital says although the deaths can't be directly linked they can't rule out that women may have come to harm as a result of not being diagnosed at the first opportunity.

All the data has now been released by Public Health England and comes just months after a damning report into mother and baby deaths at the same Hospital Trust.

Our correspondent Amy Welch reports.

Preston fan's special moment

Preston's League 1 play-off triumph at Wembley has been particularly special for one fan. Linda Moon has terminal cancer and only got the go ahead from her doctors to go to the match the day before. Football mad Linda's been a Preston fan all her life and said promotion was her biggest wish for the club.

And so the club decided to reward her loyalty by bringing the trophy to her home.


The Facebook post that could save lives

Lisa Royle Credit: MEN Syndication

A brave mum who posted a picture of her breast on Facebook has been swamped with support from other women.

Lisa Royle, who lives in Astley, Wigan, posted a photo of the small dimples on part of her breast which alerted her to consult a doctor, she was later diagnosed with breast cancer.

Mrs Royle, posted the image on her Facebook page just before she had a mastectomy and since then it has had more than 55,000 shares.

The message that could save lives Credit: Facebook

Lisa, was admitted to hospital in Monday for her surgery after spotting the dimples underneath her left breast on holiday in Egypt over Easter.

She is currently recovering after undergoing the mastectomy.

Her proud husband Craig Thomas Royle described his wife as an “inspiration” and said “together we can make people aware and kick cancers ass.”

Following Lisa’s surgery he posted again saying she was “doing really well.”


Scandal-hit NHS trust 'paid £4m in excellence bonuses'

The scandal-hit Morecambe Bay NHS Trust received nearly four million pounds in "Clinical Excellence Awards", according to the TaxPayers' Alliance.

The pressure group says at least 259 seperate awards were given to staff at the trust between 2006 and 2010.

A government report into the quality of care found a "lethal mix" of failures contributed to the deaths of one mother and 11 babies.

It's shocking that as patients were being subjected to inhumane treatment at the hands of some staff, these Trusts saw fit to dish out huge bonuses for supposed excellence.

Public inquiries have been scathing of the scandalous care at these hospitals, and the awarding of cash rewards for staff shows that priorities were seriously mixed up.

The government must take a very close look at this scheme and ensure that taxpayers' money never gets wasted on bonuses for staff while patients are suffering.

– Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance

New ground breaking playground for kids

A children’s charity in Lancashire has unveiled major plans for a new playground which can be used by both life-threatened children and their able-bodied siblings. Derian House Children’s Hospice in Chorley has been given the go ahead for the new facility, which will be one of the first of its kind in the North West

Plans for the new playground Credit: Derian House

The playground will not be open to the general public but Derian House will make it available to families with life-threatened children and their brothers and sisters. The children’s park will include wheelchair-friendly roundabouts and swings.

Lighting up Dexter's memory

Baby Dexter died in May 2014 Credit: MEN Syndication

A couple from Oldham who lost their baby son have finally reached their fundraising target to buy new sensory equipment in his memory. Dexter died in May 2014. His parents James and Gemma originally thought it was cot death, but the real reason for his death was revealed by a doctor at Manchester Children's Hospital, who worked flat out for 6 months to discover Dexter had the rare SCN3B gene.

Credit: MEN Syndicaton

The couple have since had a daughter who doesn't have the same gene. They're handing sensory equipment over to children with disabilities, and are being presented with a giant cheque for the charity they set up in their son's name called Dexter's Light.

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