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Longer Dorset hospital travel times 'won't affect patients'  BBC News

A review finds extended hospital journey times make "no difference", which campaigners say "beggars belief".


Hospitals 'overcrowding risk' ahead of Christmas  BBC News

Hospitals in England are so overcrowded ahead of Christmas care is being put at risk, experts say, with some places having to turn away ambulances because ...


Harry Bosomworth: Leeds hospital walking stick attack 'probably preventable'  BBC News

An attack on two men at a hospital by a fellow patient was "predictable and probably preventable", according to an independent investigation. Roger Lamb, 79 ...


Three in hospital after A75 crash near Dumfries  BBC News

Two drivers and a passenger are taken to hospital after a collision involving a car and a van near Dumfries.


Woman who just gave birth dies after getting lost in Edinburgh hospital  The Independent

New mother Amanda Cox, 34, from Peebles, in the Scottish Borders region, was found dead at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on 10 December, 2018, after she went ...


Norovirus: Children banned from Northumbria hospital visits  BBC News

Northumbria Healthcare bosses say they want to stop norovirus rates reaching "critical numbers".


New mother dies after going missing in Scottish hospital  The Guardian

Amanda Cox reportedly got lost at Edinburgh infirmary after visiting newborn son.


Arrest after boy hit by car - child critically ill in Belfast hospital  Belfast Telegraph

A young boy is in a critical condition in hospital after he was hit by a car in Newtownards.


War veteran William Atherton died day after King's Lynn hospital discharged him | Health  Eastern Daily Press

William Atherton served in the Royal Navy. Aged 92, he was discharged from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with an undetected bowel obstruction and died the ...


Royal Cornwall Hospital on Opel 4 highest alert for 134 days  BBC News

A woman's life was turned "upside-down" when major surgery was cancelled four times by a hospital suffering from extreme pressures. Katie Flack had already ...


Festive cheer: Players and staff visit three North East hospitals  Sunderland AFC

As an extra special Christmas treat, Sunderland AFC players and staff brought some festive cheer to children at three north east hospitals today.


Newborn baby died days after twin brother when hospital staff 'missed opportunity' to save him  Manchester Evening News

Masen Rushton-Walley was just eight days old when a vital breathing tube became dislodged as he was being cared for by staff at Saint Mary's Hospital in ...


Top QC left under freezing air vent in hospital before his death after operation, inquest hears  The Telegraph

A leading barrister who died following heart surgery complications was placed under a “freezing air vent” in hospital, an inquest has heard. Sir Desmond de ...


Girl starved of oxygen at birth gets £22m compensation from hospital  BBC News

The child, who is severely disabled, can only be comforted by her mother singing, a court hears.


Fury as hospital left with extensive flood damage after being repeatedly targeted by thieves  Chronicle Live

The thieves are targeting electrical installations, water and heating pipes - costing the NHS thousands of pounds and putting patient safety at risk.


Blackpool Victoria Hospital poisoning probe: Two bailed  BBC News

The health workers were quizzed over alleged administration of poison or a noxious substance.


Asbestos scare at Royal Sussex County Hospital  The Argus

A HOSPITAL area has been closed off after an asbestos scare.


Government overprescribing review aims for GPs to challenge hospital decisions  Pulse

The Government has ordered a review into overprescribing of medicines in the NHS, which it said would empower GPs to challenge decision making by hospital ...


Drumclay Care Home: Last resident moved to hospital after closure  BBC News

Eamon McGullion, 82, was the last resident in Drumclay care home in Enniskillen.


Scarborough Hospital £40m Investment Plans Detailed  Yorkshire Coast Radio

The trust's Finance Director says it will give the hospital “state-of-art facilities”


Hospital staff who care for sick and premature babies have their Christmas party cancelled  Wales Online

This is the last time neonatal staff at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital will ever have a Christmas do together as their unit is set to close in 2019.


Woman taken to Colchester Hospital after two vehicle crash  Clacton and Frinton Gazette

A WOMAN was freed from a car by firefighters after suffering injuries in a crash.


Blackpool Victoria Hospital: Two more arrests in 'poisoning' probe  BBC News

They have been arrested over the alleged administration of poison or a noxious substance at a hospital.


Rough sleeper's loyal dogs wait patiently at hospital doorway during his checkup in Brazil  Daily Mail

The canines accompanied their owner named Cesar to a checkup in Alto Vale, Brazil.Staff were amazed by how well-fed the dogs were - and how well-behaved ...


Beloved patient Chelsea Kirby leaves John Day Ward at Maidstone Hospital after almost two years  Kent Online

A much-loved patient has gone home in time for Christmas after a stay that lasted nearly two years at Maidstone Hospital.


Liverpool stars visit children's hospital before Manchester United game  Daily Mail

The likes of Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and club captain Jordan Henderson took an afternoon out on Wednesday to put a smile on the young faces at the ...


Melania brings Christmas cheer to sick children in DC hospital  Daily Mail

First lady Melania Trump brought some Christmas cheer to sick children at the Children's National Hospital in Washington D.C. on Thursday.


Major hospital relocation plans get £100m boost | News  Health Service Journal

A major programme involving land sales and services moving site has come a step closer to completion after the government announced £100m for the projects.


Royal Holloway Hospital LOCKDOWN: Man stabbed at Surrey university  Express

A MAN has been stabbed after an altercation on the campus of Royal Holloway, University of London. Police were called to the incident in the early this morning ...


Tragedy as new mum ‘bleeds to death after getting lost in hospital’  Evening Telegraph

A new mother reportedly bled to death after getting lost in hospital after she had just seen her premature son. Amanda Cox was reported missing from Edinburgh ...


Hospital becomes first in world to install new state-of-the-art baby monitors  Oxford Mail

EXPECTING mothers in need of extra support during their pregnancy will now benefit from a new 'world-leading' baby monitoring system which has been…


Ruby Rose is rushed to hospital while filming in Hungary  Daily Mail

Ruby Rose has been rushed to hospital for a medical emergency.


Winchester hospital handed £10million funding boost  Hampshire Chronicle

MILLIONS of pounds in funding has been awarded for improvements at Winchester's hospital.


Entire community left without bus route to hospital, shops and schools  Wirral Globe

A COMMUNITY has been left without a route to hospital, school and shops in the town centre after it was finally confirmed the local bus *service*…


Jerry Dipoto made a trade from the hospital  MLB.com

No one loves anything as much as Jerry Dipoto loves trades. He's the Michael Phelps of GMs: While others are hemming and hawing, "Trader Jerry" is finalizing ...


William and Kate visit London's Evelina children's hospital as Duchess of Cambridge is named patron  Evening Standard

The Duchess of Cambridge today announced that she is to become Patron of Evelina London Children's Hospital. The announcement comes as she paid a visit ...


Man rushed to hospital after being 'stabbed in the chest'  Bucks Free Press

A man was rushed to hospital last night after he was allegedly stabbed in the chest in High Wycombe.


QPR spread Christmas cheer at Hillingdon Hospital  QPR official website

Members of the QPR first team visited Hillingdon Hospital's Peter Pan and Wendy children's ward on Monday to spread some Christmas cheer and handout ...


New unit will help Great Western Hospital this winter  Swindon Advertiser

HOSPITAL bosses say a bigger emergency care unit will help them cope with winter pressures.


Police discharged from hospital following A417 crash | Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard  Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

Reports of a crash involving a police van has closed the A417.


Southmead Hospital surgical plastic waste becomes art  BBC News

A Bristol hospital's plan to stop plastic waste going to landfill is taken up by 35 NHS Trusts.


GALLERY: Wolves stars bring Christmas cheer to children during New Cross Hospital visit  expressandstar.com

Wolves stars brought the Christmas cheer as they visited the children's ward at New Cross Hospital.


"Amazing hospital staff" desperately need more money - patient calls on Robin Walker to act  Worcester News

A PENSIONER has praised staff at Worcestershire Royal Hospital for their hard work in difficult conditions but said local MPs must push the…


Liverpool blow as Joel Matip taken to hospital for tests on shoulder injury  Evening Standard

Joel Matip has been taken to hospital to undergo tests on a shoulder injury during Liverpool's 1-0 Champions League win over Napoli Matip was injured during ...


Leaked report: Killing of two hospital patients was 'preventable'  Health Service Journal

An independent investigation into the attack and killing of two people on a hospital ward by another patient has concluded the attack was “probably preventable” ...


Walkden fire: Mum of killed children records hospital bed message  BBC News

A mother who was badly injured in a fire which killed four of her family has recorded a message from her hospital bed to thank firefighters for their efforts.


Weston hospital's A&E could close forever - here's what could replace it  Bristol Post

Weston General Hospital's accident and emergency department could close and be replaced with a medical emergency centre run by GPs. Five proposals are ...


West Suffolk hospital death: Coroner's concern over fall from bed  BBC News

A coroner has asked an NHS hospital to address her concerns over the death of a patient who fell out of bed on an "understaffed" ward. Sheila Coley, 79, died at ...


Donations needed to replace surgical equipment at St. Mary's Hospital  KitchenerToday.com

St. Mary's General Hospital in Kitchener needs your help. Irene Harder is Program Manager of Perioperative Services. "We're looking to update our laparoscopic ...


Bishop Auckland Hospital ward earmarked for closure 'nearly full'  The Northern Echo

A WARD which hospital bosses proposed shutting down is now running 'at nearly full capacity', council chiefs have claimed.


Hospitals in race to combat ‘toughest ever’ winter crisis for NHS  The Guardian

Health *service* sets up emergency measures as number of A&E patients surges.


Mum's heartbreaking hospital bed message one year after 4 children killed in arson attack  Mirror Online

Michelle Pearson, who was in an induced coma afterwards, thanked firefighters and the community following the arson attack in Walkden, Greater Manchester.


Driver airlifted to hospital after his van crashes with lorry in Telford  shropshirestar.com

A man was airlifted to hospital today after being trapped in his van for half an hour after he was involved in a crash with a lorry in Telford.


New funding of £100m for children's hospital for East of England  BBC News

Funding of £100m for a new children's hospital to help young people with physical and mental health problems in the East of England has been announced.


Teen taken to hospital with suspected broken leg after Horton Grange Road crash  Bradford Telegraph and Argus

A TEENAGE boy has been taken to hospital following a crash earlier today.


Pub burglar ends up in hospital after being battered by passers-by  Wirral Globe

A PUB burglar ended up in hospital after passers-by, alerted by the publican's wife, battered him.


Primary pupil taken to hospital after emergency services called to Norwich school  Eastern Daily Press

A primary pupil has been taken to hospital after emergency services were called to a Norwich school.


Exclusive: Major incident as hospital waste collections halted  Health Service Journal

More than 30 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped ...


CMS updates hospital price transparency requirement — again  Becker's Hospital Review

CMS published an additional FAQ document that provides guidance for hospitals required to post their standard charges online.


Death and readmissions after hospital discharge during the December holiday period: cohort study  The BMJ

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k4481 (Published 10 December 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4481. Article; Related *content*; Metrics ...


Daughter could spend YEARS paying back £35,000 hospital bills for late dad after Turkish nightmare  Chronicle Live

Jackie Nicholson avoided being locked up in Turkey but left the country with piles of debt and no job to return to.


St Ann’s Hospital to get £6m upgrade as part of £15m boost for Dorset health projects  Bournemouth Echo

A £15 MILLION boost will fund three Dorset health projects in 2019 transforming accommodation for older people, pathology communication upgrades…


Evanston Hospital welcomes first male baby cuddler  KGO-TV

Carl Magnussen is a retiree and grandfather with a lot of love to give.


Cost of new national children's hospital spirals to €1.3bn  Independent.ie

THE cost of the new national children's hospital has risen by almost a third, Independent.ie has learned.


Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital, Arnot Ogden Medical Center offices receive bomb threats  MyTwinTiers.com

Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital and Arnot Ogden Medical Center's (AOMC) Administrative offices each received bomb threats via email on Thursday afternoon.


'Life-changing' Sir Robert Ogden cancer centre opens at Friarage Hospital  The Northern Echo

A MULTI million-pound cancer centre has opened its doors to patients who will be able to benefit from the latest research, therapies and treatments.


Derbys Players Make Their Annual Christmas Hospital Visit  Derby County Football Club

Derby County's players made their annual visit to the Children's Hospital at the Royal Derby Hospital earlier this month.


Boy's £22m care package after birth at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton  Somerset County Gazette

A SEVERELY disabled nine-year-old has been awarded a £21.86 million care package at the Royal Courts of Justice after suffering extreme head…


Letter to the editor: Poole Hospital – councillors should face public  Bournemouth Echo

FOLLOWING on from Cllr D'Orton'Gibson's advice, we ought not to be concerned about ambulance response times in "certain areas", we now have a second ...


Ipswich Town stars spread festive cheer at hospital  Gazette

FOOTBALL stars sprinkled some Christmas magic during a trip to a hopspital.


Homeless man's dogs wait outside hospital for his return  INSIDER

A Brazilian nurse shared a photo of four stray dogs waiting for their friend, a homeless man who cares for them, to get out of the emergency room.


Woman taken to hospital after house fire in Newport  BBC News

A woman in her twenties has been taken to hospital with smoke inhalation, following a house fire in Newport. South Wales Fire *service* sent three crews to the ...


Man still in hospital two months later as alleged attacker in court  Bristol Live

A 24-year-old has appeared in court for his alleged involvement in an attack linked to an earlier fatal stabbing.


Mel B rushed to hospital for three hours of surgery with ‘two broken ribs and a severed right hand’  iNews

Spice Girls star Mel B has been forced to cancel a book signing after suffering two broken ribs and an injury to her hand.


Irish hospital staff told to stop calling patients 'love' or 'dear'  The Guardian

Health *service* says pet names should no longer be used so care is more 'person-centred'


Mother’s ‘heartbreak’ as baby dies hours after leaving hospital – and hospital cleared of wrongdoing  iNews

A heartbroken mother has told how her two-month old baby died of meningitis – 24 hours after being sent home from hospital. And an internal probe by NHS ...


Road closed and police in hospital after A417 crash  Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

Reports of a crash involving a police van has closed the A417.


Call for mandatory hospital training on learning disabilities  BBC News

Campaigners have called for mandatory training to ensure people with learning disabilities are treated properly in hospital. The Paul Ridd Foundation, named ...


Grandmother, 79, died after falling from hospital bed on 'understaffed' NHS ward, inquest hears  Daily Mail

Sheila Coley, 79, (pictured) died at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds in July 2017, two weeks after she fell and broke her hip within hours of being ...


Lauderdale Community Hospital employees waiting weeks for paycheck  WREG NewsChannel 3

RIPLEY, Tenn. — More bad news for employees at Lauderdale Community Hospital in Ripley, where employees have not received a paycheck for two weeks.


Hospital water supply system 'upgraded' after bacteria scare  BBC News

Child cancer patients at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow had been moved due to problems with the water supply.


New specialist assessment unit opens at Southampton General Hospital  Daily Echo

A NEW specialist emergency assessment unit for older patients has been launched at Southampton General Hospital.


'All clear' given at Hillsboro Community Hospital after bomb threat  KWCH

Authorities have evacuated the Hillsboro Hospital an email bomb threat was received.


Claims Royal Derby Hospital pay change 'could ruin Christmas'  Derbyshire Live

But the Hospital Trust says it is offering staff a pay advance.


Second woman in Tottenham house fire dies in hospital  BBC News

A woman believed to be in her 30s becomes the second person to die after a fire in north London.


Hospitals report warns against volunteers doing work of NHS staff  The Guardian

Volunteers play a vital role in hospitals such as by doing tea rounds and fetching medications but should never be required to do the work of trained staff, ...


Southend Hospital staff having to give up car parking spaces to visiting managers  Echo

HOSPITAL staff are said to be scrambling for parking spaces after visiting managers from other hospitals were given priority.


Head of James Paget University Hospital to leave | Health  Eastern Daily Press

The head of a coastal hospital which is the only one in Norfolk not failing has announced she will leave.


Cyclist taken to hospital after serious A55 junction crash  Daily Post

The accident took place on the slip road near St Asaph and the road was closed for around two hours.


Doctor believes her cancer was caused by asbestos exposure at Coventry hospital  ITV News

A 43-year-old doctor is appealing to staff who worked at a hospital in Coventry to come forward if they know anything about the presence of asbestos in the ...


LETTER: Admit and address, not defend, hospital failings  News & Star

Regarding the article 'Hospitals' boss promise: 'We are getting there'' (The Cumberland News, Friday November 23)


ND hospitals receive bomb threats  myndnow.com

Wishek Hospital is one of 20 hospitals in the state that have received bomb threats today. McIntosh County Sheriff Laurie Spitzer says this is something that is ...


Man taken to hospital after 'car falls from ramp' in Sidcup garage  News Shopper

A man has been taken to hospital after a car reportedly fell from a ramp at a garage in Sidcup.


Two in hospital after three vehicle crash near Cribbs Causeway  Bristol Post

One patient was taken to hospital in a police car, the other in an ambulance.


Prague Hospital CEO Resigns After Announcement Of Possible Closure  news9.com KWTV

The CEO of Prague Community Hospital resigned Thursday amid speculation that the facility will soon close its doors. CEO Shelly Dyer confirmed with News 9 ...


Two nurses arrested 'for poisoning patients at hospital's stroke unit'  Metro

Two more healthcare professionals arrested on suspicion of poisoning patients at a hospital's stroke unit have been bailed by police. The nurses, a man and a ...


North Walsham War Memorial Hospital opens new woodland glade room after friends group fundraising | Cromer, Sheringham and North Walsham News  North Norfolk News

Visitors to a hospital day room can take a trip back in time or into a leafy woodland glade following a £20000 revamp.


Missing Scots mum collapses and dies in Edinburgh hospital short time after giving birth following seven-hour  The Scottish Sun

AMANDA Cox, 34, vanished in the Little France area of the capital at around 3pm on Monday. But police confirmed today that she passed away in hospital a ...


Hospital refuses to say how much 'bullying doctor' investigation has cost  Devon Live

He has not been at work since January but remains an employee.


Oxford hospital to pay for EU staff to stay in UK  BBC News

The 1500 staff from EU countries are told by bosses "we want you to stay with us".