Category Archives: Health

Wellbeing, keeping healthy.

Multiple Sclerosis survey.

South West residents called to help improve vital MS services. Residents of the South West living with multiple sclerosis (MS) are being called to take part in the UK’s largest MS survey, which will help improve vital MS services and … Continue reading

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Bereavement support during Covid-19.

(Scroll down below poster for links). NHS. Tel. 01271-322362. Website – North Devon Hospice. Tel. 01271-347225. Email – Website – Cruse Bereavement Care. Tel. 0300 330 5466. Email – Website – Families in Grief. Tel. … Continue reading

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Help with anxiety & depression – ‘TALKWORKS’.

‘Don’t suffer in silence’ – help at hand for people in North?Devon feeling anxious about leaving lockdown. For many people across the country, the past few months have been an incredibly difficult time with the COVID-19 pandemic creating a range … Continue reading

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Help with relationship counselling.

New Local Relationship Counselling Service. A new Relationship Counselling service opened in Barnstaple earlier this year to help local couples and individuals struggling with their relationships to access support in their local area. The coronavirus outbreak meant that the service … Continue reading

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A Nineteenth-Century Bideford Doctor.

William Henry Ackland was born in Bideford in 1825 and was the son of a doctor. His father, also William Ackland, had been apprenticed to a surgeon and apothecary in Bideford, but William Henry trained at University College Hospital in … Continue reading

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Memories of Bideford Hospital.

Bideford Hospital 1962 My father had a chemist’s shop in the High Street and I married a local girl just before my final exams. From a London teaching hospital to Bideford Hospital was a steep learning curve for me as … Continue reading

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