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Care home concerns quashed by CQC inspection

Care home concerns quashed by CQC inspection

Care home concerns quashed by CQC inspection

13 July 2023

Concerns over safeguarding, falls and infection control at a New Milton care home have been dispelled following a Care Quality Commission inspection.


Family ‘devastated’ by plan to axe Lymington care home

Family ‘devastated’ by plan to axe Lymington care home

Family ‘devastated’ by plan to axe Lymington care home

12 July 2023

A Lymington care home threatened with closure has been described as an “absolute lifeline”, as a petition to save the site gathers signatures.


Petition launched as Lymington care home faces axe

Petition launched as Lymington care home faces axe

Petition launched as Lymington care home faces axe

11 July 2023

A petition has been launched to save a Lymington care home from closure after Hampshire County Council announced a shake-up of its care plans.

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Cookery course for pre-diabetics given £15,000 grant after 'fantastic' success

Cookery course for pre-diabetics given £15,000 grant after 'fantastic' success

Cookery course for pre-diabetics given £15,000 grant after 'fantastic' success

04 July 2023

A prescribed cookery course run by chef Natasha Beatty has been so successful it secured £15,000 funding from South West Railway for another year.


Mental health trust “not too big” say NHS chiefs

Mental health trust “not too big” say NHS chiefs

Mental health trust “not too big” say NHS chiefs

29 June 2023

Hampshire health leaders have moved to allay concerns that a planned new county-wide mental health trust could be “too big” to offer effective care.


Christchurch GP surgery warned it could be closed if it doesn’t improve

Christchurch GP surgery warned it could be closed if it doesn’t improve

Christchurch GP surgery warned it could be closed if it doesn’t improve

22 June 2023

A GP surgery in Christchurch which has been rated inadequate by inspectors could be closed down if it does not improve within six months.


Petition launched over proposed mental health unit closure

Petition launched over proposed mental health unit closure

Petition launched over proposed mental health unit closure

20 June 2023

Campaigners are fighting to save a residential care home for adults with mental health issues after it was deemed no longer fit for purpose.


New Forest folk healthier than other Brits according to government stats

New Forest folk healthier than other Brits according to government stats

New Forest folk healthier than other Brits according to government stats

12 June 2023

People living in the New Forest tend to be healthier than those living in the rest of England and Wales, according to official government data.


Musician recovering from stroke to play Lyndhurst gig

Musician recovering from stroke to play Lyndhurst gig

Musician recovering from stroke to play Lyndhurst gig

08 June 2023

A MUSICIAN recovering from a brain aneurysm and stroke is to play a special gig in Lyndhurst alongside a new friend who encouraged him to play.


Patient services ‘not affected’ after travellers settle at Lymington hospital car park

Patient services ‘not affected’ after travellers settle at Lymington hospital car park

Patient services ‘not affected’ after travellers settle at Lymington hospital car park

05 June 2023

Health chiefs at Lymington hospital have said patient access to services is unaffected after travellers settled in the staff car park at.


Highest rate of Hampshire patients in four years referred to type 2 diabetes prevention programme

Highest rate of Hampshire patients in four years referred to type 2 diabetes prevention programme

Highest rate of Hampshire patients in four years referred to type 2 diabetes prevention programme

25 May 2023

The number of Hampshire and Isle of Wight patients referred to a scheme to cut chances of developing type 2 diabetes is at its highest in four years.


Lymington Hospital radiographer honoured for 50 years’ service

Lymington Hospital radiographer honoured for 50 years’ service

Lymington Hospital radiographer honoured for 50 years’ service

25 May 2023

A radiographer at Lymington New Forest Hospital has been honoured after serving the community for more than 50 years.


Drug ‘monkey dust’ could be reclassified

Drug ‘monkey dust’ could be reclassified

Drug ‘monkey dust’ could be reclassified

16 May 2023

A probe has been launched into a drug that reportedly makes people want to eat glass, jump off buildings and violently attack others.


Christchurch woman shares story to mark ME Awarness Month

Christchurch woman shares story to mark ME Awarness Month

Christchurch woman shares story to mark ME Awarness Month

14 May 2023

A Christchurch woman has lifted the lid on what it’s like to live with ME.


Hospital ward closes over ‘staff challenges’

Hospital ward closes over ‘staff challenges’

Hospital ward closes over ‘staff challenges’

10 May 2023

Staff shortages forced the closure of Fordingbridge Hospital’s inpatient ward.

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‘Don’t dive on my dog’ – Christchurch man’s plea over petting guide dogs

‘Don’t dive on my dog’ – Christchurch man’s plea over petting guide dogs

‘Don’t dive on my dog’ – Christchurch man’s plea over petting guide dogs

05 May 2023

A visually impaired Christchurch man is taking part in a campaign to remind the public not to distract working guide dogs.


‘We are in her debt’ – longest-serving Lymington hospital doctor retires after 40 years

‘We are in her debt’ – longest-serving Lymington hospital doctor retires after 40 years

‘We are in her debt’ – longest-serving Lymington hospital doctor retires after 40 years

05 May 2023

Long-serving doctor Gill Turner is retiring from Lymington Hospital after an NHS career spanning more than four decades.

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‘I was told I might not wake from Covid coma’

‘I was told I might not wake from Covid coma’

‘I was told I might not wake from Covid coma’

05 May 2023

A man battling Covid who was told he may never wake up again after being put into a coma is now running to raise funds for the ICU unit.


Childbirth and mental health focus for health trust

Childbirth and mental health focus for health trust

Childbirth and mental health focus for health trust

04 May 2023

The trauma around pregnancy and childbirth is being highlighted by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust during Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week.


Christchurch teen died after feeding tube complications

Christchurch teen died after feeding tube complications

Christchurch teen died after feeding tube complications

28 April 2023

A Christchurch teenager with cerebral palsy died following complications from a feeding tube replacement, an inquest heard.


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