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October 12, 2018 11:00 PM Terminal breast cancer patients 'abandoned' in nurse shortage

Thousands of incurable breast cancer patients are being denied a dedicated specialist nurse, according to Breast Cancer Care. The figures show almost three-quarters (72%) of NHS Trusts across the UK are not providing designated nurses. Three years ago, the government promised all cancer patients would have access to a designated nurse by 2020. The Department 20

October 4, 2018 4:15 PM Disposal company piled up NHS clinical waste including body parts

Healthcare Environmental Services (HES) has said it is working to “reduce the volume” of waste after it was found to have breached its permits at five waste disposal sites in England. A report by Health Service Journal (HSJ) said one HES site held a backlog five times its capacity, equalling 350 tonnes of waste including infectious fluids, amputated 13

October 2, 2018 11:53 PM Tinchy Stryder gives blood to raise sickle cell awareness

Tinchy Stryder has shared his experience of giving blood for the first time with BBC Radio 5 Live, in the hope of encouraging more people to donate. The rapper has close friends and family members with sickle cell disease. People with sickle cell have misshapen blood cells which do not carry oxygen efficiently around the body. This can cause extreme 8

September 29, 2018 7:00 AM Dozens treated after 'tear gas' dispersed in Bournemouth nightclub

Police say "some type of irritant, possibly CS spray" was released during a hip-hop gig at Cameo nightclub in Bournemouth. Cameo nightclub in Bournemouth was evacuated at 2am after a number of revellers complained of shortness of breath and itchy eyes. One person was taken to hospital as a precaution, while South West Ambulance Service initially said 20 patients 14

September 21, 2018 11:19 PM The couple helping hedgehogs back into the wild

While many fill their homes with ornaments, Frank and Veronica Tett's is packed to the rafters with hedgehogs. The couple have set up a hospital for the prickly patients at their home in Lincolnshire. They nurse hundreds of the creatures back to health each year before releasing them back into the wild. Their operation has become so successful, a team of volunteers 17

September 21, 2018 1:04 PM More than 60,000 bees found in roof of Cambridge hospital

More than 60,000 bees have been found in the roof of a hospital building. Staff at Fulbourn Hospital in Cambridge called in experts after noticing a large number of bees flying in and out of the Beechcroft building, which houses staff but is not open to patients. They said "honey oozed" from the between gaps in the brick and plasterwork when a roof panel 10

September 19, 2018 12:54 AM Patients’ horror as Yorkshire Ripper is treated in hospital

THE Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe was last night back in his prison cell after being taken to hospital at the weekend. The 72-year-old serial killer was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital on Sunday evening after falling ill at high security HMP Frankland in Durham. Sutcliffe, who uses the name Peter Coonan, brutally attacked his victims beating them to death 13

September 13, 2018 8:57 AM Second patient 'may have drunk toilet cleaner'

An inquest into the death of a woman who died after drinking cleaning fluid has heard another patient at the same hospital may have drunk toilet cleaner. Joan Blaber, 85, from Lewes, died while being treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. She died on 23 September 2017, six days after drinking Flash cleaner from a water jug on her bedside 10

September 11, 2018 11:43 PM Enhanced flu jab to save 'hundreds of lives'

An enhanced flu jab for elderly people will save hundred of lives this winter, according to Public Health England. The enhanced vaccine that will be given this year contains extra ingredients designed to help aged immune systems develop a stronger defence against flu. It is hoped the "adjuvanted vaccine" will help ease pressures on the health service 8

September 11, 2018 5:04 PM Blackpool monkeypox case confirmed as second in UK

A second case of monkeypox has been identified in the UK, just days after the first was discovered. The patient tested positive at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and had recently travelled to Nigeria where they are believed to have contracted it, Public Health England said. They have been transferred to Liverpool University Hospital for treatment. The rare viral 14