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April 17, 2018 6:22 PM Two hundred attacks on hospital staff every day as waiting times drive rise in NHS violence

Violent assaults on NHS staff have risen by 10 per cent in a year – partly driven by frustration with waiting times. There were up to 200 attacks on health workers a day in 2016/17, figures suggest. Staff in hospitals with long waiting lists, A&E departments or financial problems were most likely to suffer violence, according to a report by union Unison 1

April 17, 2018 4:00 AM Teenage cancer patients will get specialist nurse at The Royal Alex

The Teenage Cancer Trust charity refurbished a room at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton last summer and is now looking for a nurse who specialises in cancer in teenagers and young adults to join the team. The new nurse will mean young people in the area can receive the specialist care they need, including in their own homes 9

April 16, 2018 12:01 PM GWH nurses set midday deadline in new bid to tackle bed blocking

NURSES will be assessed on how many of their patients are dressed by lunchtime. It is part of a bid to end so-called "pyjama paralysis" - and tackle bed blocking delays. Hospital chiefs say that staying in hospital gowns or pyjamas all day can end up making people feel more unwell. Great Western Hospital is taking part in a national scheme, #EndPJParalysis 2

April 13, 2018 4:43 PM Taking prescription painkillers and sleeping pills at the same time increases your chance of an overdose

Taking prescription painkillers with sleeping pills could lead to an overdose, scientists warn. Combining opiods with benzodiazepines was linked to more hospital visits for the potentially fatal complication, a study found. Researchers now say opioids should be prescribed cautiously among patients who are also taking benzodiazepines. They also called 1

April 13, 2018 3:26 PM Will Ferrell taken to hospital after car accident

Anchorman star Will Ferrell has been taken to hospital after a car accident in California that left one person critically injured. The actor was travelling on a motorway in Orange County when the crash happened. Captain Larry Kurtz of the Orange County Fire Authority told the Press Association: “It happened at 10.55 last night on the northbound 5 freeway 9

April 9, 2018 9:11 AM Hospital launches a review of care given to 'high profile' patients after Ed Sheeran was asked for selfies by staff treating the singer for a broken arm

A hospital has launched a review of how it deals with celebrities after Ed Sheeran was asked to pose for selfies with staff while being treated for a broken arm. The singer was also asked to sign autographs during his stay at Ipswich Hospital in October, the BBC reported. He broke his right wrist and left elbow causing him to pull out of live shows in his Asian 3

April 3, 2018 12:04 AM NSW EDs to have 'cultural' waiting rooms

A new policy encouraging NSW hospitals to provide designated waiting rooms for indigenous patients and families will bring the state into line with national standards, Health Minister Brad Hazzard says. The policy mandates that emergency departments provide a "culturally appropriate space" after research found indigenous people were at least one-and-a-half

April 2, 2018 5:09 AM Hospice asks people to put best foot forward at midnight

ORGANISERS of the Manchester Midnight Walk are urging Bolton residents to sign up and help raise money for charity. St Ann’s Hospice flagship fundraising event is celebrating its twelfth year. Eamonn O’Neal, CEO of the hospice, said: “The walk is such an important part of our annual fundraising calendar, and we can’t wait to see hundreds of people from across 3

March 31, 2018 12:28 PM Three are killed and two others need limbs amputated as a car carrying seven passengers crashes at Kakadu National Park

Three people have died and four others are seriously injured following a horror single-car crash near Kakadu National Park. The fatal smash occurred after midday on Saturday on the Kakadu Highway near Cooinda Lodge in the Northern Territory. The car carrying seven people rolled, killing three passengers - thought to be from Darwin - and severely injuring 11

March 31, 2018 9:45 AM Three die in horror Kakadu car smash

Three people have died and four others are seriously injured following a horror single-car crash in Kakadu National Park. The smash occurred after midday on Saturday on the Kakadu Highway near Cooinda Lodge. "Three people died from their injuries at the scene," a CareFlight spokeswoman said in a statement. Four patients were flown to Royal Darwin Hospital 5