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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".

Man who lost ears in Lancashire machete attack dies in hospital  The Guardian

Sajed Choudry had been in a coma since he and his son were attacked in Blackburn.

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 ...

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust remains in special measures  BBC News

Leadership remains inadequate at the trust but patient safety has improved, inspectors say.

Man City players spread Christmas cheer with Manchester hospital visits  Manchester Evening News

Manchester City players have spent time in a number of Manchester hospitals this week in the build up to Christmas.

NHS hospitals close to capacity in first week of December  Sky News

By Paul Kelso, health correspondent. NHS hospitals in England were close to capacity in the first week of December, with 94.2% of beds across the country ...

Ex-GAA chief John O'Reilly dies after being assaulted in hospital  Belfast Telegraph

A former head of the GAA's Ulster Council has died a week after being assaulted in hospital.

The Duchess of Cornwall reveals moment granddaughter was rushed to hospital in air ambulance  HELLO! Magazine

The Duchess of Cornwall has recalled the terrifying time one of her granddaughters had to be airlifted to hospital. Camilla was visiting an airbase near ...

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 ...

A funeral procession is diverted to hospital after noises are heard coming from corpse  Daily Mail

A funeral procession in Argentina was diverted to a hospital after muffled cries and banging noises were heard coming from the coffin. Doctors later confirmed ...

New mother dies after going missing in Scottish hospital  The Guardian

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

County Durham mum's warning to parents after hospital misdiagnosed her son  Chronicle Live

Lyndsey Metcalf took her son, Archie, to the University of North Durham Hospital when he was unwell and claims doctors misdiagnosed him with asthma when ...

Former DGH doctor jailed for abusing young boys at hospital  Eastbourne Herald

A former doctor has been sent to prison for a number of sexual offences and the detectives commended for their work.

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 ...

RA Reviews: Hospital Fest 2018 at Knockdown Center (Event)  Resident Advisor

Andrew Ryce enjoys the best in noise, techno, thrash metal and more at the experimental festival with a sense of humour. Hospital Fest 2018 "So... the ice ...

Michelle dances with kids at Colorado children's hospital during surprise visit  Daily Mail

Michelle Obama put on her dancing shoes and boogied away with kids she surprised at a Colorado children's hospital on Thursday afternoon. The former First ...

Horse rider airlifted to Derriford hospital with serious head injuries and A30 road closed  Devon Live

An A30 link-road remains closed between Sprytown Cross (Sprytown) and A30 (Stowford Cross, Broadwoodwidger) because of the incident.

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 ...

Norovirus outbreak fears at nine North East hospitals leads to visitor restrictions  Chronicle Live

The Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is putting strict restrictions on visits to hospitals in Northumberland and North Tyneside after a rise in ...

Tesla presented to Medway Maritime Hospital's children's ward  Kent Online

Patients at a Kent hospital's children's ward are now able to drive themselves to surgery in a mini sports car.

Woman died after having all her teeth removed at Kidderminster Hospital  Kidderminster Shuttle

A REVIEW has been launched into the death of a disabled woman who had all of her teeth removed at Kidderminster Hospital.

Women's hospital vows premature baby unit WILL open despite 'Carillion mark 2' fears for Interserve  Liverpool Echo

Liverpool Women's Hospital says it WILL get a new ward for premature babies finished by 2020 despite the financial problems at builder Interserve - which has ...

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.

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 ...

Brit OAP held for smuggling £2million of cocaine ‘rushed to hospital from jail cell’  The Sun

The 70-year is said to have been taken to a prison hospital around six miles from the jail near Lisbon.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Boro players visit kids at North Tees hospital - and encourage staff to get the flu jab  Gazette Live

George Friend, Dani Ayala, Danny Batth, Marcus Tavernier and Martin Braithwaite were all invited along.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Six people taken to hospital after late night police chase crash in Camer Road, Gravesend  Kent Online

Six people were taken to hospital after a collision following a police pursuit.

Two people taken to hospital following Havenstreet crash  Isle of Wight County Press

Reports are coming in about a road crash in Havenstreet. 0 comment. The main road from Ryde to Havenstreet is currently closed and the ambulance *service* is ...

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.

Asbestos scare at Royal Sussex County Hospital  The Argus

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

Harris defends increased spend on Children's Hospital

Minister for Health Simon Harris has denied that spending on the new National Children's Hospital is out of control.

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.

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.

Man taken to hospital after incident in Rochester Way, Dartford  Kent Online

A man has been taken to hospital after being injured in an 'industrial incident'.

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 ...

Casualty found 10ft down a bank in Cornwall is airlifted to hospital  Pirate FM

"One fire appliance from Perranporth and the line rescue unit from Tolvaddon were requested to assist ambulance with a casualty that was about 10 feet down a ...

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 ...

Blythedale Children's Hospital annual holiday show News  The Journal News /

As he does every year, Scott Shannon of WCBS-FM hosted the annual holiday show at Blythedale Children's Hospital in Valhalla.

Jerry Dipoto made a trade from the hospital

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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*…

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

New care model at Alexandra Hospital eliminates need to see different doctors for multiple conditions  Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: Elderly patients with multiple chronic conditions who get admitted to Alexandra Hospital will not have to worry about visiting ...

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.

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

More than 20 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped ...

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.

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…

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” ...

"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…

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'

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.

Spice Girls singer Mel B in hospital with two broken ribs and ‘severed hand'  Radio Times

The Spice Girls have rallied around their fellow bandmate Mel B, who has been hospitalised with two broken ribs and a “severed right hand”.

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 ...

'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.

Homeless Man's Dogs Wait By Door As He Is Admitted To Hospital  LADbible

The man was being treated at the Hospital Regional Alto Vale in Rio do Sul.

Homeless man's dogs wait by door as he's admitted to hospital  Pickle

A nurse from Brazil has shared the heart-warming story of a homeless patient whose dogs waited outside the hospital for him to be treated. Cris Mamprim's ...

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.

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

State hospital escapee Randall Saito may have gotten fake ID’s and cash from nearby clubhouse says attorney  Hawaii News Now

Randall Saito may have gotten the fake IDs and thousands in cash to escape the state hospital to California last year from a nearby rehabilition facility according ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Poole Hospital to update MRI scanner but crane needed to remove old magnet  Bournemouth Echo

THE road outside Poole Hospital will be closed overnight on Saturday while a crane removes a large magnet from an MRI scanner.

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.

Police: 7-year-old boy shot, taken to hospital in critical condition  WAFB

A 7-year-old boy who was taken to the hospital after getting shot Thursday morning is now in critical condition.

High school pupil admitted to hospital with meningitis  Daily Post

Health chief warns parents to be vigilant after Conwy school student contracts the rare infection.

Darent Valley Hospital radio boost in memory of stalwart David Reynolds  Kent Online

A hospital radio station has received some much-needed equipment a year after the death of one of its most dedicated volunteers.

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…

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)

Woman’s uterus ‘removed without consent’ at Baragwanath Hospital  EWN

Bongekile Msibi says in 2005, she gave birth through a C-section at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and believes her uterus was removed during the ...

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.

Children's Hospital of Michigan restricting visiting rules during flu season  HealthLeaders Media

Children's Hospital of Michigan announced it is restricting visiting hours and rules during flu season, as there is a rise of confirmed flu cases in the metro Detroit ...

Doctors' stethoscopes are 'loaded' with bacteria including hospital superbug MRSA, study warns  Daily Mail

All 40 of the stethoscopes examined in a new University of Pennsylvania study were riddled with bacteria that cause hospital-associated infections, including the ...

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 ...

Family’s lonely fight over dementia hospital death  The Guardian

'I feel abandoned,' says daughter of ex-footballer Frank Lockey over denial of legal aid for his inquest in Norwich. Alice Hutton. Sun 25 Nov 2018 02.59 EST.

Ipswich Town stars spread festive cheer at hospital  Gazette

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

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…