‘We are so incredibly proud of the legacy Tara has left’

WHEN Tara Saunders was diagnosed with cervical cancer her first instinct was to keep her terrible news private. But then she had a change of heart in a decision that was to go on potentially...
Integra Care Homes

‘Dirty’ care home to close after being slammed by inspectors

A RESIDENTIAL care home for people with learning difficulties is closing after an inspection report condemned it as dirty and badly run. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) discovered “significant shortcomings” by Integra Care Homes Ltd...
New Forest ticks

Tick-borne brain disease discovered near the New Forest

A BRAIN disease spread to humans by ticks has been identified in the UK for the first time after a tourist became ill visiting the New Forest. Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed that the...

Charity pleads for cash to save cancer patient food scheme

A CHARITY scheme that provides healthy meals for cancer patients and their families is appealing for help after running “desperately” short of cash. The Nourish project was launched in 2016 by Força, a Lymington-based charity...

Oakhaven Hospice celebrates five years of its ‘amazing place’, the Coates Centre

STAFF and volunteers from the Coates Centre at Oakhaven Hospice opened the doors to guests in celebration of its fifth anniversary. The facility supports people in the New Forest, Waterside and Totton areas whose lives...
Care Homes

Care Homes: Top tips on how to choose the best place

Care Homes: FINDING a care home in the New Forest and Christchurch for yourself or a loved one can be a daunting task and it's difficult to know where to start. Begin your research with some...
Back Care Week

Back Care Awareness Week: Find out who can help

Back Care Awareness Week: BACK CARE Awareness Week is all about not suffering in silence for those blighted with pain. Find out who can offer guidance and answer your questions in the New Forest and Christchurch.

Opening of new £7m specialist mental health unit for young people

A NEW specialist mental health unit for young people has been officially opened after a £7m refurbishment. The 14-bed facility, Austen House, formally known as Woodhaven, is located on the edge of the New Forest...

Health and Wellbeing: Getting in shape – for the winter!

27th September 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

Rethink on care home criticism after council appeals

A SUBSTANDARD grade given to Lyndhurst care home Cranleigh Paddock has been withdrawn online after it was challenged by Hampshire County Council. The authority-run home had been deemed ‘requires improvement’ by inspectors from the Care...
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