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New Milton care agency fined £10,000 over illegal workers

New Milton care agency fined £10,000 over illegal workers

New Milton care agency fined £10,000 over illegal workers

20 September 2023

A New Milton care recruitment agency has been fined £10,000 for employing illegal workers.


Choose appropriate care, says NHS ahead of strikes

Choose appropriate care, says NHS ahead of strikes

Choose appropriate care, says NHS ahead of strikes

18 September 2023

The NHS is warning Hampshire residents of increased pressure on services ahead of large scale industrial action beginning tomorrow (Tuesday).


Food donation charity’s plea in wake of ‘unprecedented demand’

Food donation charity’s plea in wake of ‘unprecedented demand’

Food donation charity’s plea in wake of ‘unprecedented demand’

12 September 2023

Food producers and retailers are being sought to help a Totton-based charity which donates surplus products to those in need.


New Milton care home rated ‘good’ by inspectors

New Milton care home rated ‘good’ by inspectors

New Milton care home rated ‘good’ by inspectors

12 September 2023

A New Milton care home was rated ‘good’ across the board following its latest Care Quality Commission inspection.


Community transport cuts ‘devastating’ says charity

Community transport cuts ‘devastating’ says charity

Community transport cuts ‘devastating’ says charity

12 September 2023

Plans by Hampshire County Council to cut funding for community transport will be “devastating” for vulnerable people, says a charity.


Forest foodbanks join campaign to lobby government

Forest foodbanks join campaign to lobby government

Forest foodbanks join campaign to lobby government

07 September 2023

Two New Forest foodbanks are backing a national campaign which calls on the government to guarantee everyone can afford life’s essentials.

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Fewer transplants in Hampshire

Fewer transplants in Hampshire

Fewer transplants in Hampshire

24 August 2023

Fewer life-changing organ transplants took place in Hampshire last year, which could be down to families declining to support donation.


Pensioner feared blindness due to NHS strikes

Pensioner feared blindness due to NHS strikes

Pensioner feared blindness due to NHS strikes

18 August 2023

A New Forest pensioner with a degenerative eye condition feared he could lose his sight after NHS strikes prevented him having treatment on time.

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Baby boy with rare genetic condition can now smile thanks to £1.8m drug

Baby boy with rare genetic condition can now smile thanks to £1.8m drug

Baby boy with rare genetic condition can now smile thanks to £1.8m drug

17 August 2023

A £1.8million drug has saved the life of a baby boy with a rare genetic condition.


Disappointment as campaign to save community hospital fails

Disappointment as campaign to save community hospital fails

Disappointment as campaign to save community hospital fails

15 August 2023

The site of a former community hospital in Lyndhurst is to be auctioned next month for £850,000, leaving campaigners “disappointed”.


Concerns raised over abuse and risk management at Forest care home

Concerns raised over abuse and risk management at Forest care home

Concerns raised over abuse and risk management at Forest care home

10 August 2023

A care home in Ashurst has been told it must improve after Care Quality Commission inspectors raised concerns over resident abuse and risk management.


New Milton woman sheds whopping 13 stone

New Milton woman sheds whopping 13 stone

New Milton woman sheds whopping 13 stone

27 July 2023

A woman once known as “big Penny” has become “fit Penny” after shedding an incredible 13 stone.


Inspectors upgrade mental health hospital from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’

Inspectors upgrade mental health hospital from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’

Inspectors upgrade mental health hospital from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’

25 July 2023

A mental health hospital in Marchwood which last year was graded as ‘requires improvement’ has been upgraded by care inspectors.


Care home closure plan probe launched

Care home closure plan probe launched

Care home closure plan probe launched

21 July 2023

A public consultation has been announced over the closure of care homes including two in the New Forest.


Care home rated as ‘good’ for second time in a row

Care home rated as ‘good’ for second time in a row

Care home rated as ‘good’ for second time in a row

20 July 2023

A Highcliffe-based agency which provides personal care and support to people in their own homes has been rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission.


Urgent treatment centre expands due to demand

Urgent treatment centre expands due to demand

Urgent treatment centre expands due to demand

20 July 2023

Increasing patient numbers has resulted in an expansion of the urgent treatment centre based at Lymington Hospital.

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Special prom for New Forest teens at mental health unit

Special prom for New Forest teens at mental health unit

Special prom for New Forest teens at mental health unit

17 July 2023

Teenagers with mental health problems enjoyed a special prom night thanks to staff at a New Forest unit and local businesses.


Youngsters urged to check vaccine history as measles cases rise in Hampshire

Youngsters urged to check vaccine history as measles cases rise in Hampshire

Youngsters urged to check vaccine history as measles cases rise in Hampshire

17 July 2023

A rise in the number of cases of measles has prompted Hampshire County Council to remind young adults of the importance of getting vaccinated.


Skin cancer survivor urges others to stay safe in the sun

Skin cancer survivor urges others to stay safe in the sun

Skin cancer survivor urges others to stay safe in the sun

13 July 2023

A Lymington skin cancer survivor is backing a campaign urging people to enjoy the sun safely as she credits early detection with saving her life.


Blood test service to launch at Milford pharmacy

Blood test service to launch at Milford pharmacy

Blood test service to launch at Milford pharmacy

13 July 2023

Blood test services are set to be launched at a Milford pharmacy from Monday following feedback from a community survey.


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