Brown-tail moth caterpillar

Rise of the hairy caterpillars prompts bank holiday health warning

PEOPLE out and about this bank holiday weekend have been warned to keep away from a caterpillar whose spiny hairs can cause breathing difficulties. There have been increased sightings of brown-tail moth caterpillars in the...
New Forest Fostering

New Forest agency makes parenting appeal during Foster Care Fortnight

A NEW FOREST foster agency is urging potential parents to find out more during Foster Care Fortnight, which ends on Sunday. Blue Sky Fostering, which has offices in Ringwood, Romsey and Swanwick, is marking the...
Coeliac UK Awareness Week

Hospital offers advice to help mark Coeliac UK Awareness Week

AN information stall dedicated to coeliac disease is being hosted by the Lymington New Forest Hospital tomorrow (Tuesday) during the condition's awareness week. Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust will have a stand at the main reception...

Could you be a lifesaver? Emergency group appeals for New Forest volunteers

LIFESAVERS are being sought as part of a recruitment drive launched by Community First Responder teams across New Forest towns and villages. A appeal has been put out for more volunteers to join the service,...
A tick

Tick alert as warm weather wakes up bloodsucking beasties

PEOPLE are being urged to be “tick aware” as the blood-sucking beasties become more active as the spring weather warms up. Hampshire County Council has issued to the warning to residents enjoying the great outdoors...

Minor injures unit at Lymington hospital cuts opening hours

PRESSURE on staff has been blamed for the reduction of opening hours at the minor injuries unit at Lymington New Forest Hospital. NHS bosses say the change was made after it was found that the...

Doctor helped wife jump Royal Bournemouth Hospital A&E queue

A HOSPITAL consultant helped his wife jump the queue when she went to Bournemouth A&E and then took medical supplies to treat her at home, a disciplinary hearing was told. Dr Brian Flavin subsequently falsified...

Care home slated by family over ‘horrifying’ legionnaires death

A WOMAN has described the “horrifying” experience of watching her brother die from legionnaires’ disease he contracted while living at a New Forest care home. Joanne Denyer emotionally recalled the awful suffering 56-year-old Andy Clegg...
Princess Anne Hospital

Princess Anne Hospital ranked among best in the world

A MATERNITY hospital where many New Forest mums have given birth has been ranked among the best in the world. A total of 1,000 hospitals from the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Switzerland, South Korea,...
Fawley oil refinery

Lung disease worker had asbestos ‘snowball fights’ at oil refinery

A FORMER Fawley oil refinery employee used to have “snowball fights with asbestos” during his time working there, a coroner was told. Walter White (93) was taken ill at a care home where he was...
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