Eye test proves to be a life saver for Donna

A WOMAN whose eye was removed after opticians discovered a life-threatening tumour is raising money for the hospital unit where she was treated. Donna Blyth, from Lymington, was attending a routine eye test at Boots...

Faith and diet give hope to mum-of-six with terminal cancer

EIGHT months after receiving a devastating terminal cancer diagnosis, Sopley mum-of-six Hannah Welberry says adopting a plant-based diet and putting her faith in God has given her hope for the future. The inspirational mum, who...

Fatal appendicitis misdiagnosed by hospital as stomach bug, inquest told

THE parents of a five-year-old who died at home from a burst appendix after being wrongly diagnosed in hospital with a bad stomach bug had not been given sufficient advice by doctors when they...

Private firm to run Lymington hospital minor injuries unit

A PRIVATE company has won the contract to run Lymington hospital’s minor injuries unit and out-of-hours GP surgery. The services, which are commissioned by the West Hampshire Clinical Care Commissioning Group (CCG), are currently delivered...

Brave cancer boy Atticus (4) died cuddling his teddy

A CANCER-stricken little boy for whom people in New Milton raised funds to help give his family “a lifetime of memories” has died. Atticus Feduchin-Pate (4), whose grandmother lives in Lymington, passed away on 7th...

Highcliffe care home hit by second sub-standard rating

A HIGHCLIFFE care home has been scathingly judged as sub-standard for the second time in six months by the national care watchdog. Newtown House had pledged to make a number of improvements when it was...

Nursing home rated ‘inadequate’ by inspectors for second time

A CARE home which supports older people including some with dementia and physical disabilities has again been rated as inadequate by inspectors. Colbury House nursing home in Hill Street, Calmore, is registered to care for...

Caring parents salute ‘kind and generous’ Kerrie (28)

THE devastated family of a Sway woman who has died aged 28 from a rare brain disease have paid tribute to their “very kind-hearted and generous girl”. Kerrie Bartlett, who was born to parents Suzanne...

‘Slow but improving’ – breast cancer mum Elayne running London Marathon

BRAVE Elayne Braime is running the Virgin Money London Marathon just a year after finishing chemotherapy for breast cancer and while still undergoing treatment for the disease. Elayne (51), from Lymington, found out she had...

Housing plan unveiled by NHS for Ashurst hospital site

VILLAGERS are being urged to have their say on proposals to redevelop part of the Ashurst Hospital site with about 30 new homes or care housing. The NHS says some of the land off the...
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