26/02/2017 Look North (Yorkshire)


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Hospitals in Yorkshire are paying out more than ever


on temporary health care staff, despite a Government cap on how


BBC research shows one hospital is spending three times


Mealtime at Harrogate District Hospital,


but is this kind of familiarity becoming a thing of the past?


The trust which runs the hospital is one of many in the region


to see an increase in spending on temporary health care staff.


Freedom of information requests submitted by the BBC


show some trusts seeing huge rises in temporary staff


Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust has seen its spend


on agency medical staff rise by 212% to more than ?19 million.


The Mid Yorkshire Trust, one of the region's biggest,


has seen the total rise 235% to ?29 million.


The NHS introduced caps in late 2015 on not only the amount hospitals


could spend on agency health care staff but also on the amount


agencies were allowed to charge the NHS for


A move that was welcomed by the Harrogate trust.


We've got a real focus on recruitment of staff to


make sure we're filling up our establishment levels so we have


less reliance on temporary and agency staff.


The only reason we have agency staff in the first place


is because we don't have enough permanent staff.


The NHS says agency spending has fallen in three quarters


of hospital trusts and that that's saved ?600 million


nationally, however as our research has shown, in Yorkshire


the spending for many on temporary staff is still far too high.


Police are investigating the death of a man in Huddersfield.


Officers were called to a house in the Quarmby Road area


It's not known at this stage whether or not his


Concerned relatives have launched a campaign to try to stop


the closure of a council-run care home in Bradford.


The residents could lose their places at Holme View dementia


unit because the authority says it can't afford to update it.


A bitterly cold Bradford day, leaden skies and biting winds.


Inside Holme View Care Home, it's warm and comfortable,


but this specialist dementia unit could be closed down


It's a frightening prospect for the families of those who use it.


Here we've got a fine home, everybody's settled,


which none of them really are aware of, I really don't know


To even begin to think about what might happen if the


likes of my cousin and some of the other residents,


our loved ones, are moved from here, the consequences


A petition against the closure has so far


It was set up by relatives of people in the home


who have also started an action group to fight the plans.


22 people currently call this place home with another ten using its


services and it's been rated good by the Care Quality Commission.


But the issue isn't its performance,


Bradford Councillor Val Slater told us today


that when this home was originally constructed, building specification


standards were quite different and that to upgrade it now


would cost a lot of money and inconvenience.


What will actually happen to Holme View care home


in the future will be decided on in the summer.


In boxing, Gavin McDonnell's dream of joining


twin brother Jamie as a world champion was shattered last night.


The Doncaster fighter lost on points to Mexican Rey Vargas


in his bid to land the vacant WBC super-bantamweight title.


Victory would have delivered Britain's first simultaneous


twin world champions, with Jamie already in possession


Time for the weather now with Jennnifer.


The strong breeze continues as we head


into this evening and overnight, blowing in a few showers.


Some of them will be heavy, but plenty of


So the temperature overnight will be falling back


So quite a cold start to take us into Monday morning.


Monday itself is a story of sunny spells


The showers mostly wintry over higher ground but anybody could see


In between the showers though, some brighter spells.


Tomorrow's top temperatures, feeling cold at around


As we head through the week, it stays fairly unsettled.


A lot of cloud around on Tuesday, but cold with highs of six degrees.


That four. Have a great week ahead. We will see you very you very soon.


Goodbye. Good evening. We saw the fist named


storm of the season today. It was Storm Ewan, named by the Irish


meteorological service, because it was in Ireland we expected the


biggest impacts. For the rest of the UK it was quite windy and wet, but


the worst of it is making


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