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Public warning as another junior doctors strike starts this weekend

Public warning as another junior doctors strike starts this weekend

Public warning as another junior doctors strike starts this weekend

22 February 2024

Residents are urged to attend emergency departments only in life-threatening situations ahead of a 10th strike by junior doctors.


Councillor putting best foot forward for walks in aid of hospice that cared for his late wife

Councillor putting best foot forward for walks in aid of hospice that cared for his late wife

Councillor putting best foot forward for walks in aid of hospice that cared for his late wife

20 February 2024

A New Milton town councillor is preparing to complete two walks, at home and abroad, to raise funds for the hospice that cared for his late wife.


Council defends closure of Forest care homes

Council defends closure of Forest care homes

Council defends closure of Forest care homes

19 February 2024

Hampshire County Council has defended its decision to close two New Forest care homes saying it will give residents “full support” to move.

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Dinner dance fundraiser for little Esmé

Dinner dance fundraiser for little Esmé

Dinner dance fundraiser for little Esmé

15 February 2024

A fundraising dinner dance will be held in aid of a three-year-old girl from Christchurch who suffers around 100 seizures per day.


Care home resident helps celebrates anniversary of site built on her family home

Care home resident helps celebrates anniversary of site built on her family home

Care home resident helps celebrates anniversary of site built on her family home

10 February 2024

A Lymington care home resident whose family home once stood on the site has helped to celebrate its 20th anniversary.


‘Inadequate’ care home could be closed if it does not improve

‘Inadequate’ care home could be closed if it does not improve

‘Inadequate’ care home could be closed if it does not improve

15 January 2024

A care home in Totton could be closed if improvements are not made after it was rated as inadequate by the CQC.


Woman suffers ‘life-changing’ injury in high street pavement trip

Woman suffers ‘life-changing’ injury in high street pavement trip

Woman suffers ‘life-changing’ injury in high street pavement trip

09 January 2024

An investigation is under way after an elderly shopper suffered “life-changing” head injuries tripping over uneven paving slabs in Lymington.


Hospital recognised for ‘exceptional care’

Hospital recognised for ‘exceptional care’

Hospital recognised for ‘exceptional care’

25 December 2023

Hospital staff in Christchurch have been recognised for the exceptional care provided to patients.


Pharmacy opening hours in New Forest and Christchurch over Christmas and new year

Pharmacy opening hours in New Forest and Christchurch over Christmas and new year

Pharmacy opening hours in New Forest and Christchurch over Christmas and new year

22 December 2023

New Forest and Christchurch residents in need of medical advice and medication over Christmas can find details of pharmacy opening times here.


Forest man’s plea to those struggling with mental health over Christmas and new year

Forest man’s plea to those struggling with mental health over Christmas and new year

Forest man’s plea to those struggling with mental health over Christmas and new year

21 December 2023

A Forest man with a history of suicidal thoughts is urging others to take advantage of mental health services available over Christmas and new year.


Festive fundraising cheer for little Esmé

Festive fundraising cheer for little Esmé

Festive fundraising cheer for little Esmé

20 December 2023

Cheerleaders put on a show to support Christchurch girl who suffers around 100 seizures every day due to an extremely rare genetic condition.


New Forest’s Esther Rantzen joins Dignitas amid calls for assisted suicide vote

New Forest’s Esther Rantzen joins Dignitas amid calls for assisted suicide vote

New Forest’s Esther Rantzen joins Dignitas amid calls for assisted suicide vote

20 December 2023

Veteran broadcaster and New Forest resident Dame Esther Rantzen has confirmed she has joined the Swiss assisted suicide service Dignitas.


Two villages set to lose their medical centres

Two villages set to lose their medical centres

Two villages set to lose their medical centres

19 December 2023

Village medical practices in Bransgore and Burton are set to close under plans announced by Christchurch Medical Partnership.

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Warning ahead of junior doctor strikes

Warning ahead of junior doctor strikes

Warning ahead of junior doctor strikes

19 December 2023

People are being urged to stay away from local A&E departments except in “life or limb-threatening” situations ahead of strikes tomorrow.

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NHS trusts uniting to offer improved mental health services

NHS trusts uniting to offer improved mental health services

NHS trusts uniting to offer improved mental health services

17 December 2023

NHS trusts serving southern England will merge into a new body providing mental health, community and learning disability services from next April.


More than three in five adults in Hampshire are now classed as overweight or obese

More than three in five adults in Hampshire are now classed as overweight or obese

More than three in five adults in Hampshire are now classed as overweight or obese

12 December 2023

New data shows that more than three in five adults in Hampshire are overweight, obese or severely obese.


Under-threat mental health facility may have reprieve

Under-threat mental health facility may have reprieve

Under-threat mental health facility may have reprieve

09 December 2023

A New Forest mental health unit threatened with closure may be saved after Southern Health reviewed its plans.

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Forest couple living through ‘nightmare’ NHS blood scandal thank rebel Tory MP

Forest couple living through ‘nightmare’ NHS blood scandal thank rebel Tory MP

Forest couple living through ‘nightmare’ NHS blood scandal thank rebel Tory MP

08 December 2023

A Forest couple living with the “nightmare” of the NHS infected blood scandal have thanked a Forest MP whose revolt helped defeat a government vote.


Forest MP revolts and helps defeat government over blood scandal bill

Forest MP revolts and helps defeat government over blood scandal bill

Forest MP revolts and helps defeat government over blood scandal bill

05 December 2023

A New Forest MP was among Tory rebels who helped defeat the government and speed up compensation for victims of the NHS infected blood scandal.

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Hospital friends set £120k fundraising goal for new equipment

Hospital friends set £120k fundraising goal for new equipment

Hospital friends set £120k fundraising goal for new equipment

04 December 2023

Lymington Hospital Friends are appealing for help to raise £120,000 to buy three colonoscopes.


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