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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.


Council set to bail out leisure centre operators with £348,000

Council set to bail out leisure centre operators with £348,000

Council set to bail out leisure centre operators with £348,000

30 November 2023

New Forest District Council looks set to give the operator of its leisure centres a bailout of £348,000.


Woman saved by air ambulance gives £40,000 thank you

Woman saved by air ambulance gives £40,000 thank you

Woman saved by air ambulance gives £40,000 thank you

20 November 2023

A Totton woman whose life was saved by the prompt action of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has donated £40,000 to the charity.


Hospice at Home service given funding for another year

Hospice at Home service given funding for another year

Hospice at Home service given funding for another year

15 November 2023

A free service which provides hospice care for terminally ill patients at home has been given funding to operate for another year.


Redevelopment plan for Ashurst Hospital site gains NPA backing

Redevelopment plan for Ashurst Hospital site gains NPA backing

Redevelopment plan for Ashurst Hospital site gains NPA backing

09 November 2023

The former Ashurst Hospital site looks set to be redeveloped into a children’s wellbeing centre and 70-bed care home.


Highcliffe’s Silverways Nursing Home praised for its “happy” and “safe” environment

Highcliffe’s Silverways Nursing Home praised for its “happy” and “safe” environment

Highcliffe’s Silverways Nursing Home praised for its “happy” and “safe” environment

09 November 2023

A care home in Highcliffe has been praised for its “happy” and “safe” environment.


Little girl with hip dysplasia who spent the first two years of her life with her legs in a harness and casts inspires new book ‘Athena’s Magic Trousers.’

Little girl with hip dysplasia who spent the first two years of her life with her legs in a harness and casts inspires new book ‘Athena’s Magic Trousers.’

Little girl with hip dysplasia who spent the first two years of her life with her legs in a harness and casts inspires new book ‘Athena’s Magic Trousers.’

09 November 2023

A little girl who spent the first two years of her life with her legs in a harness and casts is the inspiration behind a new book.


‘Heartless’ – seriously ill pensioner slams NPA over dialysis plans for home

‘Heartless’ – seriously ill pensioner slams NPA over dialysis plans for home

‘Heartless’ – seriously ill pensioner slams NPA over dialysis plans for home

09 November 2023

An ill pensioner who wants a loft conversion for medical equipment has slammed a Forest authority after being told his plans would likely be refused.


Swimming club saved from closure

Swimming club saved from closure

Swimming club saved from closure

08 November 2023

An under-threat swimming club has been given a reprieve after the operators of the New Forest’s leisure centres went back on their plans.

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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust awarded an NHS Pastoral Care Quality Award

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust awarded an NHS Pastoral Care Quality Award

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust awarded an NHS Pastoral Care Quality Award

07 November 2023

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust was awarded an NHS Pastoral Care Quality Award recognising the “physical and emotional” support it gives staff.


Social worker at Macmillan Unit in Christchurch nominated for national award for her “passion” for helping young people

Social worker at Macmillan Unit in Christchurch nominated for national award for her “passion” for helping young people

Social worker at Macmillan Unit in Christchurch nominated for national award for her “passion” for helping young people

26 October 2023

A social worker has been nominated for a national award recognising her “passion” for working with young people who are affected by cancer.


‘Devastating’ – 130-year-old town swimming club to fold after leisure club decision

‘Devastating’ – 130-year-old town swimming club to fold after leisure club decision

‘Devastating’ – 130-year-old town swimming club to fold after leisure club decision

11 October 2023

It’s a move branded “devastating” by the town mayor.

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Plea for help as hospice faces ‘uncertain future’

Plea for help as hospice faces ‘uncertain future’

Plea for help as hospice faces ‘uncertain future’

10 October 2023

Lymington’s Oakhaven Hospice is appealing for public help as it faces a ‘perfect storm’ of a cashflow crisis.

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Could France’s bedbug infestation make its way to the UK?

Could France’s bedbug infestation make its way to the UK?

Could France’s bedbug infestation make its way to the UK?

10 October 2023

There are fears Paris’ bedbug infestation may cross the Channel – but what are they, how do you remove them and why are transport companies on alert?

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Care home told to improve management

Care home told to improve management

Care home told to improve management

05 October 2023

Managers at a Forest care home have been told they need to make improvements following a Care Quality Commission inspection.


Countdown to have say on plans which could close care homes

Countdown to have say on plans which could close care homes

Countdown to have say on plans which could close care homes

05 October 2023

Residents are being reminded to have their say on controversial plans which could close a popular care home in Lymington.


Plea to patients as fresh NHS strikes start

Plea to patients as fresh NHS strikes start

Plea to patients as fresh NHS strikes start

29 September 2023

Residents in need of healthcare have been urged to avoid NHS emergency departments unless the situation is life-threatening, amid fresh strikes.

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Forest swimming clubs row – leisure centre operator ‘wants to collaborate’

Forest swimming clubs row – leisure centre operator ‘wants to collaborate’

Forest swimming clubs row – leisure centre operator ‘wants to collaborate’

28 September 2023

The operator of New Forest leisure centres now wants to collaborate with swimming clubs it was set to kick out.


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