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25 July

More support to go smokefree

Sandwell Council is stepping up its efforts to encourage more people to quit smoking with a new support team in place. The council has started working with Everyone Health as its new provider to support anyone who is ready to go kick the habit and go smokefree. The number of adults who smoke in England...

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    25 July

    “Life-changing” scheme helping people with alcohol addiction shortlisted for national award

    A scheme helping people in Sandwell with severe alcohol addiction while easing the pressure on emergency services has been shortlisted for a top award. The Blue Light Project works with dependent drinkers who don’t engage with treatment and who are regular users of NHS services or engage in criminal behaviour. The project, which has saved...

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      25 July

      Water safety warning for holidays

      Sandwell Council has put out a summer holiday warning on the dangers of open water at the borough’s lakes, pools, ponds, canals and rivers. The council warns that all open water can be particularly inviting during periods of warm weather and people are often tempted to swim in them. Water may feel warm on the...

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        25 July

        Sandwell is top in country for beating hospital discharge delays

        Sandwell is the top performing council in the whole country for getting people home after a stay in hospital, new figures have revealed. The council’s work on dealing with delayed transfers of care – which happen when someone is medically ready to leave hospital but can’t until arrangements are made for care or mobility equipment...

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          25 July

          Family raises awareness of heart health in memory of Dad

          Six family members of a Tipton-born man, aged 54, who died from an undiagnosed heart condition, are cycling 180 miles from his home in Gosport, Hampshire to Tipton to raise money in his memory. His son Danny Bohannan, aged 27 also from Gosport, has set up #CheckYourHeart to encourage people to get their heart checked...

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