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people over the age of 65 are getting married these days.
The headlines tonight: After hospitals lose more
than a hundred patient referrals, it's revealed health bosses tried
They had been aware of some of these problems since June 2016 and clearly
that is too long a period of time or patience to be unaware of this
issue. Kyle Edmund is threatened with rape
and murder on Facebook, The threats were utterly vile but
sadly all too common in this day and age. They are often made by gamblers
who have lost money on the outcome of a match. And after today's
lovely, sunny conditions, we're looking at some changes. I will be
back later in the programme for the forecast for the rest of the week
and the weekend as well. It's emerged today that NHS
bosses who run Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Goole Hospitals knew
for months about missing patient referrals, but only
finally admitted it to the public when they were forced
to by a local council. The mistake has meant more
than 100 people waiting to see a consultant -
some for cancer - were never And today the trust which runs
the hospitals acknowledged Health Correspondent,
Vicky Johnson, reports. When Alison's dad David had problems
with his eye, he was referred by his optician
is an urgent case to That was last April and he has
still heard nothing. Yesterday the pain was
so bad that Allison taken They said yesterday
that it was an ulcer behind his He is a poorly man and he has had
to go into hospital, which has His referral is one of several that
have gone missing since North Lincolnshire adopted
a new system last year. The chairman was invited
to the scrutiny committee this This is not happening in every
single trust in the country, is it? Two of those cases were cancer
queries and they are in Patients are overseen
by the GP or dentist or If more specialist care is needed
they are referred to a The hospital is then
supposed to get in touch with the patient and give them
an appointment and take over the That's where the problem
has happened. The details of at least 100
patients have been lost and Health bosses were first
alerted to the problem last May when this surgery realised more
than 50 of the patients had not been Managers have chosen
not to alert other It sounds like it has been more
about saving face than protecting I am sorry and we have apologised
to the public that this It genuinely hasn't
been about saving face and it has been
about being trying to get a definitive answer
to a difficult problem and ensure
patients who were not registered They should not have to be dragged
in front of a panel to admit that there is an issue.
The trust deals with around 90,000 patient referrals per
As Allison packs her dad's hospital bag
it has emerged that at least another 50 patients
hospital's helpline about their missed referrals.
Today the extraordinary details of how this NHS mistake became
It took a legal move by the North Linolnshire Council
Health Scrutiny Committee to force the hospital trust to go public
with the information which they'd kept private for months.
Councillor Holly Mumby-Croft leads that Scrutiny Committee.
She told me how she asked the hospitals to make a public
I was made aware several days before the 6th of
I was fully briefed at that point and my
media release would happen on the 6th of March.
When that didn't happen, I began immediately to ask
I then took the decision on the Wednesday, that
would be two days after that, to invoke
legislation to require the
chief executive of the Northern Lincs and Goole Hospital
Trust and chief officer of the clinical commissioning group
sufficiently concerned that this needs to be discussed and patients
needed to be represented and that important questions need to be
asked of these people and that that needed to be in a public
Were it not for you forcing their arm then maybe they wouldn't have
I am not in a position to comment on when or if
the trust would have made this public.
But clearly we as a health scrutiny panel took this very
seriously, we took it seriously enough that for the first time we
invoked the legislation and required their attendance.
If a trust knows about something like this so serious
possibly going back a year and they don't
do anything about it until you
as a whistle-blower forced their hand,
what trust can people have in
Clearly people's trust and concern will be damaged at this
If there are any developments on that story, we will let you know.
Hull has been given ?5 million of extra charity money
Cancer Research Yorkshire has targeted the city as it has a higher
than average death rate from the disease.
The funding will help diagnose cancer earlier.
The Government has been challenged over the case of an East Yorkshire
farmer facing a ?30,000 pound legal bill.
Kenneth Hugill was recently found not guilty of grievous bodily
harm at Hull Crown Court after shooting a trespasser
Mr Hugill's case was today raised in the House of Lords.
How can we reconcile the presumption of innocence and an acquittal with
the fact that claiming legal costs incurred to maintain innocence is no
longer normally possible? Responding for the Government,
Lord Keen said Mr Hugill had been eligible for legal aid,
but declined it. Had he accepted the offer of legal
aid, he would have been required to make a relatively modest
contribution. He would have been able to recover that contribution
upon being acquitted. However, the individual inquest decided not to
accept the offer of legal aid instead instructed lawyers privately
and in no circumstances he was not eligible for recovery of costs. Of
course, all of these matters will be subject to the review, which is to
be completed by April 20 18. Those exchanges in the House of Lords.
The East Yorkshire tennis player Kyle Edmund has revealed he's been
threatened with murder and rape in messages on social media.
The 46th ranked player in the world, who is from Beverley,
highlighted the posts on his Facebook page
after being knocked out of a tournament in California.
This report from Sarah Walton has some disturbing language.
Kyle Edmund is seen as one of tennis's up and coming stars.
But world number two Novak Djokovic proved to be too much
for him at the weekend, and he was knocked out
But in the hours that followed his defeat,
Kyle says he received abusive messages on Facebook.
The posts include threats of violent murder and rape
as well as derogatory remarks about his appearance.
And commentators say other British players have been
The threats made against Kyle Edmund were utterly vile but sadly all too
They are often made by gamblers who have lost money
Johanna Konta has spoken about it in the past,
She has talked about the death threats she has received
and the threats made against her own family.
Sadly, for women, it's often far worse than it is for men,
as was the case here with Kyle Edmund.
Many threats contain a hint of sexual violence.
Even Wimbledon winner Andy Murray has described abuse he received
online as vile and no longer uses Twitter on a regular basis.
The Lawn Tennis Association, the sport's governing body
"Professional players are responsible for reporting acts
of online bullying to the respective social media outlets.
But online threats are illegal and those targeted can
The Crown Prosecution Service recognises is a very serious
Last year severe penalties were increased.
The maximum sentence has gone up and is
Over the last year so there has been a tenfold
increase of police prosecuting exactly the of abuse.
Kyle told Look North this morning that he won't comment any further
as he has no time to spend on negative issues.
He's now focusing on his next tournament in Miami
Now the weather forecast with Keeley Donovan.
Hello there. Good evening. It was glorious today. Temperatures reach
16 Celsius across many parts. Although we have seen a little bit
of most developed in some spots. A fine night, a dry night with clear
spells, although that could be more cloud later in the night as
temperatures fall back to 7-8dC. For tomorrow, the best of the sunshine
will be in the morning. Not quite as nice overall tomorrow. We will see
cloud increasing, the breeze picking up and it will not be as mild as it
has been but it will stay dry. The remote not affect us until after
dark and even when it does it will be light and patchy. We live in
Celsius. A windy day on Friday with the risk of rain through the
afternoon. And I'm settled for the weekend. And that is it from us.
Thank you for watching tonight. We are back tomorrow. Goodbye.
been. The outlook, rain around, if it stays dry I will be surprised.
Here is Nick with the national headlines.
For large parts of Wales and England there was blue sky and warmth.
Warmest day of the year, a clumsy way of saying the UK had the highest
temperature of the year so far. There have been big contrasts. Some
of that misty, murky weather to the south-west is advancing across other
parts of England and Wales through the night. Ahead of that, where we
have clear spells, central and eastern England there could be fog
patches developing, outbreaks of rain to north-west Scotland feeding