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A SUBSTANDARD grade given to Lyndhurst care home Cranleigh Paddock has been withdrawn online after it was challenged by Hampshire County Council.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...
Matthew Collings

NHS trust apologises for ‘missed opportunities’ to save suicidal father

AN ACUTELY depressed Lymington man who took his own life was let down by mental health professionals who failed to provide adequate support, an inquest heard. Father-of-four Matthew Collings (54), was found hanged in woodland...
royal bournemouth hospital

Council planning to loan hospital £15m for new pathology centre

A NEW partnership could see Royal Bournemouth Hospital loaned almost £15m by BCP Council for a new pathology centre. Cabinet members have been asked to give their backing to the arrangement which would see the...
New Forest drugs

New Forest drugs deaths rise as funding falls for support services

THE New Forest is suffering from a spike in people dying from misusing drugs, official numbers show. Eighteen people lost their lives in the district out of 150 such fatalities across Hampshire - outside Southampton...
Fernmount day centre

Former day centre faces demolition under 50-flat care home plans

A FORMER day centre in New Milton is set to be demolished under council plans for a 50-bed care home. The site of the Fernmount Centre and Fernmount House, in Forest Pines, would be redeveloped...
Isabelle Revill

Family launch treatment appeal as little Isabelle fights rare brain tumour

A FAMILY has set up a fundraising appeal to pay for specialist treatment for their one-year-old daughter who has been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain tumour. Lee and Jemma Revill, from Christchurch, were...
A tick

Humid conditions prompt health warning to watch out for ticks

PEOPLE are being urged to watch out for ticks as the area is affected by the kind of humid conditions in which they thrive. With many enjoying the New Forest during the summer months, Hampshire...

Mental health services ‘overflowing’ due to bed cuts, claims New Forest MP

MENTAL health services in the New Forest are “rammed and overflowing” due to the closure of beds seven years ago, a local MP has claimed. Dr Lewis, of New Forest East, spoke out during a...

Labour calls for rethink on leisure centre ‘privatisation’ plans

OPPONENTS of New Forest District Council’s contentious plan to hand the management of public leisure centres to an outside organisation have urged the authority to “think again”. Members from Labour’s New Forest West branch campaigned...

Care home manager hits back at criticism of its staffing levels

CONCERN over staffing levels at a Barton care home have been highlighted by a national watchdog but the manager has hit back claiming the criticisms are “unfair”. Engleburn Care Home in Milford Road has dropped...
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