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Probe after pigeon dropping infection alert at hospital  BBC News

A fungal infection caused by pigeon droppings has been detected in two patients at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow. A non-public room, ...



Elderly woman in hospital with serious injuries after crash on A69 near Brampton  News & Star

An elderly woman remains seriously ill in hospital following a crash on the A69 near Brampton yesterday.


Prince Philip taken to hospital following car accident, palace reveals  HELLO! Magazine

Prince Philip was taken to hospital for a medical check-up following his car accident on Thursday, the palace has revealed. While the first official statement ...


Man given hospital order for stabbing girlfriend 173 times  The Guardian

A man who stabbed his girlfriend 173 times has been given an indefinite hospital order, after serious concerns were raised over police and mental health ...


Councillors "appalled" by "disingenuous" claims over Bishop Auckland Hospital Ward 6  The Northern Echo

COUNCIL chiefs have said they are "appalled" at "disingenuous" claims by health bosses over the future of a hospital ward.


Health boss blasted by councillors fighting to keep Bishop Auckland Hospital ward open  Chronicle Live

A health boss has claimed no decision has ever been made to close Ward Six at Bishop Auckland Hospital, prompting condemnation from councillors fighting to ...


Woman refused abortion by Dublin hospital despite Ireland introducing new law  The Independent

A woman has been refused an abortion in Dublin despite the fact her unborn baby has been diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality, according to a claim ...


Muckamore Abbey Hospital: Problems 'could be tip of iceberg'  BBC News

The crisis at Muckamore Abbey Hospital "could be the tip of the iceberg", the chair of the biggest review into NI's mental health services has said. Prof Roy ...


Hayley Slater to break out of hospital in EastEnders  Radio Times

EastEnders' Hayley Slater (Katie Jarvis) has had a traumatic week in which she passed out drunk and put her baby in danger and survived a suicide attempt ...


Woman taken to hospital after being hit by police car in Surrey  The Guardian

Force says collision took place between police car responding to 999 call and pedestrian.


Hospital, series 4 episode 2 review: a key understanding of one of Britain's most renowned institutions  The Telegraph

Last month the BBC screened Care, a drama about the state's failing provision for dementia sufferers. Its author Jimmy McGovern reserved his largest lashing of ...


The little girl who spent her entire life in hospital  Wales Online

Lilly Lawrence was born with a range of severe health problems but amazed her family with her strength.


"This will solve nothing!!" - Reaction to new Coventry hospital car park system  Coventry Telegraph

A new system has been brought in at Coventry's hospital car park - meaning you won't need a ticket - but people still don't think it will solve the car park's ...


AIDSfree: The crumbling hospital that treats 120,000 people for HIV  The Independent

Amid the peeling paint and damaged walls of Maputo's largest hospital, the medical staff are working on the front line of a global epidemic that sees a teenage ...


East Surrey Hospital is officially 'outstanding' - live updates of Care Quality Commission's inspection report  Surrey Live

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has been given the highest possible rating in four of six areas assessed.


Sudan protester under arrest in hospital after being shot  Channel 4 News

Police in Sudan have fired live ammunition at mourners outside the home of a protester who died after he was shot yesterday on the streets of Khartoum. There's ...


London hospital trust receives more complaints from junior doctors about working hours than any other  Evening Standard

A London hospital trust received the highest number of complaints from junior doctors about their working hours in the country. London North West Healthcare ...


Person flown to hospital in 'critical condition' after crash - A590 reopens  NW Evening Mail

THE A590 is shut in both directions after a crash near Newby Bridge.


Wards closed as flu outbreak hits North East hospitals  ChronicleLive

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have closed two wards over fears of a flu outbreak but say efforts to prevent norovirus spreading are working.


Prince Philip visits hospital in wake of Sandringham car crash  ITV News

Prince Philip visited hospital in the aftermath of his car crash at Sandringham, Buckingham Palace has said. The Duke of Edinburgh had a precautionary ...


Lowestoft Hospital buyer vows to be 'sympathetic' to history of site | Latest Suffolk and Essex News  East Anglian Daily Times

The mystery buyer behind the £475000 winning bid to take control of Lowestoft Hospital has vowed to be 'sympathetic' to its history.


My son spent a week in hospital after catching flu - I wish he’d been vaccinated  Manchester Evening News

Ellie Davy's son Henry spent a week in hospital after he developed a lower respiratory tract infection, possibly linked to flu.


Lauda released from hospital  Motorsport.com - Global Edition

Niki Lauda has been released from hospital in Vienna, after being admitted earlier this year following a flu-like infection.


This is how University Hospital Coventry Warwickshire is trying to tackle car park congestion  Coventry Telegraph

The car park has been the subject of many complaints.


Niki Lauda: Former F1 world champion released from hospital after lung problems  BBC Sport

Three-time Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda is released from a Vienna hospital after treatment for influenza.


Carlisle man remains critical in hospital following A69 crash a week ago  News & Star

A CARLISLE man remains in a critical condition in hospital following a crash a week ago.


Staff joy as East Surrey Hospital is officially declared 'outstanding' by the CQC  Get Surrey

The hospital got the highest possible rating for medical care, surgery and maternity, as well as in four out of six general inspection areas.


GWH beds out of action as vomiting virus hits Swindon hospital, figures show  Swindon Advertiser

A SICKNESS bug forced managers to quarantine hospital beds.


Man dead and woman taken to hospital after shooting in Warrenpoint, Co Down  The Irish News

A MAN is understood to have been killed on Friday night in a shooting in Warrenpoint, Co Down.


Hospital advice on the importance of a good night's sleep for patients  The Northern Echo

A NEW booklet has been launched to highlight the importance for patients to enjoy a good night's sleep.


Bevin taken to hospital after Tour Down Under crash  Cyclingnews.com

CCC Team were left waiting on news of Patrick Bevin's health after the leader of the Tour Down Under crashed heavily on stage 5 of the race on Saturday.


MP seeks meeting with Oswestry hospital bosses over plans to axe pain service  shropshirestar.com

An MP is seeking a meeting with hospital bosses over a decision to axe a vital pain *service* used by hundreds of patients in Shropshire and Mid Wales.


Armed man shot by police detained in secure hospital  ITV News

A judge has praised Durham Constabulary firearms officers for showing 'commendable conduct and selfless courage' when they shot a man who was ...


Three teenage schoolboys are in hospital 'after taking drugs'  Daily Mail

Two boys aged 15 and one aged 14 are being treated by medics in Bury, Greater Manchester as police investigate what they may have taken and how much.


Work to start on new Heatherwood Hospital  In Your Area

After five years of planning, building work is finally about to start on the long-awaited new Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot. The £98m complex will be in ...


Binman airlifted to hospital after accident with own bin lorry  The Northern Echo

A BINMAN was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after an accident involving his own bin lorry.


Royal Oldham Hospital was on highest alert level as medics struggled with sheer volume of patients  Manchester Evening News

The hospital was also forced to divert ambulances from its A&E department on two occasions during the busiest week so far this winter.


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital: Self-harm concerns raised  BBC News

Inspectors have ordered improvements at a hospital emergency unit after three patients who were not properly assessed attempted to self-harm. The Care ...


Boy, 11, transferred to hospital in Bristol after being struck by car  Plymouth Live

A boy is spending the night in hospital in Bristol after being hit by a car in Plymstock on Friday evening. The youngster, aged 11, was initially rushed to Derriford ...


Councillor recovering in hospital after emergency surgery  Hereford Times

A COUNTY councillor is on the mend after undergoing emergency surgery shortly after Christmas.


Viewers heartbroken as girl with 'common cold' left unable to speak or swallow  Liverpool Echo

The inflammation on her brain saw Sophie struggle with basic tasks.


Man rushed to hospital after Upper Rainham Road blocked by overturned car  Essex Live

A man has been taken to hospital after a serious crash in Rainham where a car overturned. Shortly after 7am this morning (Saturday, January 19), Upper ...


Ulster Hospital patient waits 45 hours in A&E  BBC News

A patient had to wait 45 hours in the emergency department before being admitted to a ward in the Ulster Hospital. It is understood the patient spent a ...


Woman, 70, taken to hospital following A69 crash  News & Star

A WOMAN has been taken to hospital following a crash on the A69 near Brampton.


Legionella discovered at Totnes Community Hospital in Devon  Devon Live

The minor injuries unit at Totnes Community Hospital has been closed following the discovery of the potentially lethal Legionella bacteria.


Police called to incident at Craigavon hospital  BBC News

Police, fire and ambulance services attended the incident regarding a patient causing a disturbance.


Altnagelvin Hospital: Boy injured at birth set for £5m payout  BBC News

A six-year-old boy from County Londonderry who sustained life-changing injuries during birth is to be awarded almost £5m in damages. The child, who cannot ...


Search for Scarborough Hospital new boss goes on after first recruitment round is unsuccessful  Scarborough Today

The search for a new Chief Executive for the NHS trust which manages Scarborough Hospital is still ongoing.


Two people in hospital after four vehicle crash in Londonderry  Belfast Telegraph

Two people have been taken to hospital following a four vehicle crash on Londonderry's Buncrana Road. Police and the Northern Ireland Ambulance *Service* ...


Darlington's Priory mental hospital is rated as outstanding  The Northern Echo

A HOSPITAL near Darlington which helps patients with mental health conditions has been ranked among the seven per cent best such services in the…


Casualty flown to hospital after horror five-vehicle pile-up on Moray road  Press and Journal

A motorist was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries following a horror five-vehicle crash last night. Two vans and three cars were involved in the pile-up on ...


Layoffs on the way at Grand River Hospital  KitchenerToday.com

A mounting deficit at Kitchener's Grand River Hospital means some staff will need to be cut in the months to come. The hospital's deficit is at $7.4 million.


Staff at Leicester General Hospital create makeshift wedding venue for patient and his bride  Leicestershire Live

Harry and Beverley have known each other for 30 years.


Royal Papworth Hospital marks heart transplant anniversary  BBC News

The hospital's first such procedure was carried out on a 44-year-old patient on 14 January 1979.


West Herts Hospital Trust has a £52m deficit  Watford Observer

A hospital trust continues to face a “whopping” deficit as the extent of its “financial crisis” is revealed.


Abraar Karan: Doing things for no reason in the hospital - The BMJ  The BMJ

Many of the things we do as doctors continue simply because “that's the way we've always done it,” says Abraar Karan. abraar “Anyone who tells you that you ...


Suspected chemical incident puts workers in hospital  Hereford Times

AN industrial site in Hereford was closed off by the police because of a " suspected chemical incident".


Man taken to hospital after air ambulance lands in churchyard  Stoke-on-Trent Live

A number of witnesses contacted us after seeing the air ambulance land.


Driver stable in hospital after crash which closed M4 near Port Talbot  WalesOnline

Two people were taken to hospital following a two car collision on the eastbound carriageway of the M4. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue *Service* ...


Prince Philip taken to hospital after A149 crash  KLFM 96.7

His precautionary check confirmed HRH had no injuries of concern.


CCG bans patients from leaving hospital-managed GP practice amid exodus  Pulse

GP patients in Gosport have been banned from switching surgeries after a dramatic exodus of patients from a hospital-managed GP practice left others ...


Watchdog probes three 'serious incidents' in maternity ward at Burton's Queen's Hospital  Derbyshire Live

The body leading the investigation looks to prevent 600 stillbirths each year.


Pensioner hit by car in stable condition in hospital - man arrested after Co Down incident  Belfast Telegraph

A woman aged in her 80s, is in a stable condition in hospital after she was hit by a car in Co Down.


UCLan medical students start placements at West Cumberland Hospital and GP surgeries  News & Star

Sixteen new faces are at work in hospitals and GP surgeries in West Cumbria thanks to a link up with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).


Carillion Pocketed £205m Despite Finishing Just 10% Of Much-Delayed Hospital  HuffPost UK

Construction giant Carillion earned £205million from a contract to build a multi-million pound hospital despite completing just 10% of vital engineering work ...


Surgeon accused of trying to record staff in Winchester hospital restroom  The Boston Globe

Dr. Dennis Begos was arraigned last month in Woburn District Court on one count of attempting to commit secret sexual surveillance.


Boy, 16, in hospital following suspected stabbing in Birtley  The Northern Echo

A 16-YEAR-OLD is seriously injured in hospital following a suspected stabbing at a pub.


Hospital bosses working to address issues following heavy delays  Worcester News

A HOSPITAL trust chief has admitted demand is “exceptionally high” after patients raised concerns about queuing ambulances, heaving corridors…


Walker airlifted to hospital with broken leg at Chapman's Pool  Bournemouth Echo

A WALKER was airlifted to hospital with a broken leg in Purbeck.


Swindon hospital accused of 'conflict' over Vienna visit  BBC News

A hospital has been accused of a conflict of interest after senior staff accepted a trip from a private firm to Austria to see a rehabilitation centre. Circle Health ...


Hospital forces Palestinians off bus passing through its grounds, separating them from Israelis  Haaretz

When public bus line 18 stops at the entrance to the Barzilai Medical Center, Palestinians have to get off and go through security checks, while Israeli ...


Woman in hospital after Ayr Road crash near Eastwood Toll  Evening Times

A woman is in hospital in Glasgow after being part of a road crash early on Friday morning.


Pawel Adamowicz, Gdansk mayor, dies after stabbing  BBC News

The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk has died in hospital, a day after being stabbed at a charity event. Pawel Adamowicz, 53, was attacked on stage in front of ...


Driver rushed to hospital under police escort after being cut free from lorry near Brechin bypass  The Courier

A lorry driver was taken to Ninewells Hospital under police escort yesterday after his HGV jack-knifed on the A90 north of Brechin. The driver, who is in his 40s, ...


Hospitals Stopped Readmitting Medicare Patients So Often. Was That a Good Thing?  The New York Times

A new government program was supposed to prevent certain Medicare recipients from cycling in and out of hospitals. Now some experts worry it may be costing ...


Preemie born more than 3 YEARS ago has gone home from hospital  Daily Mail

Zariah Donovan, three, from Utah, has spent most of her life at Nationwide Children's Hospital after she developed a serious lung disease that gave her a zero ...


Latest on Nuneaton hospital's visiting restrictions  Coventry Telegraph

There was an 'increased level' of diarrhoea and vomiting.


Patients to get faster access to surgery at Royal Blackburn Hospital  Lancashire Telegraph

PATIENTS will have access to surgery quicker after the opening of a new clinic at a hospital.


Philip visits hospital day after crash before contacting victims in other car to give his ‘best wishes’  The Sun

PRINCE Philip has visited hospital this morning on doctor's advice for a precautionary check-up but has no injuries of concern, Buckingham Palace said.


Mother left to transport 'purple' baby to hospital  Lincolnshire Reporter

The trust which runs an urgent care centre in Skegness has apologised after a mother was forced to make her own way to Grimsby and Pilgrim hospitals for ...


Hospitals must post prices online, but they may be more confusing than helpful  CNN

As of January 1, the Trump administration required that all hospitals post list prices online. But what is popping up on medical center websites is a dog's ...


Omaha Hospital Sued After Pediatric Surgeons Resign  Medscape

Two surgeons say they were pushed to resign after they told Children's Hospital a colleague was incompetent. The hospital says it strongly disagrees with the ...


Hospital worker in court accused of placing plastic bag over elderly patient's head  Liverpool Echo

Santosh Bhatta was arrested and charged after a "serious incident" at Broadgreen Hospital - but denies any offence.


Parking fees rise at many hospitals in 2017-18, analysis finds  BBC News

Four in 10 NHS hospitals in England have increased car parking prices in the last year, new data suggests. A total of 124 of the 152 trusts running hospitals ...


Takings from hospital parking charges rise  The Westmorland Gazette

INCOME from car parking charges at Westmorland General Hospital increased by almost £15000 in the past year.


Family will 'live with the consequences of hospital's £5.85m mistake for the rest of their lives'  Echo

A GIRL left disabled after suffering severe spinal cord damage during birth has been awarded £5.85m in compensation.


Patient who killed himself in Naples was man, 76; hospital representatives discuss security measures  Naples Daily News

The NCH hospital where a 76-year-old patient killed himself with a gun Thursday does not have a metal detector, but other security measures are in place, ...


'Keep your hands off': Doctors caution against moving wards from Scarborough hospital  CBC.ca

A group of doctors is sounding the alarm over a planned closure of the pediatrics and obstetrics ward at what's known to many as the Scarborough Grace ...


Three taken to hospital after car and mini bus crash on Northumberland road  Chronicle Live

Paramedics took three people to hospital in Cramlington after the crash on Military Road near East Wallhouses.


Revealed: Designs for final plans of 365 homes to be built on St George's Hospital site in Hornchurch  Romford Recorder

Park view of Bellway Homes' plans for phase two of their housing development on the former St George's Hospital site in Suttons Lane, Hornchurch. Photo: Scott ...


Police to provide update after 'distressed' dad, 26, died in hospital  Stoke-on-Trent Live

The grieving family of a 26-year-old man who died hours after being found 'distressed' in a street are set to be updated on the status of two separate ...


The 'angel' who secretly pays patients' hospital bills  BBC News

Nigerian hospital patients may not be allowed to leave until they have paid their bill. But in Lagos a wealthy philanthropist is on the lookout for people to help.


Irish woman 'denied' abortion at Dublin hospital despite new legislation  ABC News

A Dublin hospital refused an abortion to a woman despite two doctors diagnosing her baby with a fatal foetal abnormality, Irish MPs have heard.


Judge removes N. Kansas City company from running hospital, cites ‘irreparable harm’  Kansas City Star

A district court judge removed North Kansas City-based hospital management company EmpowerHMS from a Hillsboro, Kan., facility. Some operations at 13 ...


Man requires hospital treatment after injecting himself with semen  Belfast Telegraph

A man developed an abscess after injecting himself with semen in an attempt to treat back pain, a new report found.


Young dad put in hospital by yobs who threw brick through bus window  Liverpool Echo

A young dad suffered a suspected broken wrist after yobs threw a brick through the window of a bus during a spate of attacks reported on the network.


£400m plan to move eye hospital to King's Cross and boost research  Evening Standard

Plans for the £400 million relocation of Moorfields Eye Hospital to King's Cross were revealed today. The hospital wants to move from its home of 120 years in ...


70-year-old man in hospital following collision in Newport  South Wales Argus

A 70-YEAR-OLD man is in hospital following a vehicle collision.


Staff suspended at Middlesbrough mental health hospital  BBC News

Concerns were raised about the techniques used by healthcare workers to move patients at the unit.