Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

‘Good’ rating for NHS trust once shamed for patient deaths

A LOCAL NHS trust that has battled for years to turn itself around after being publicly shamed for the deaths of patients in its care has been awarded a ‘good’ rating by inspectors. Southern Health...
Jamie Davis

Missing army veteran Jamie was suffering PTSD, says widow

THE widow of a Christchurch rugby player who was found dead after going missing says she will not rest until she gets “justice” for her husband who was suffering PTSD after serving in Iraq...
Wessex Cancer Trust

Cancer charity in battle for survival raises third of fundraising target

A CANCER charity which needs to raise £600,000 by the end of the month or risk closure has so far received over a third of that amount in donations. Wessex Cancer Trust, which costs £100,000...
Olga Marshall

Shock at pharmacist killed by toxic reaction to pain medication

A PHARMACIST who suffered from chronic pain died after her prescribed medication caused a toxic reaction, an inquest heard. Olga Marshall (51) was the community pharmacist in Bransgore for a number of years and then...

Bookings ‘guaranteed’ when leisure centres management goes private

REASSURANCES have been offered to a dance school owner who fears for the future of her business when the management of New Forest District Council leisure centres are taken over by a private company. The...

Rest home told to improve over inspectors’ care concerns

A MARCHWOOD care home for older people and dementia sufferers fell below standards again at its latest inspection. Oaklands Rest Home was rated ‘requires improvement’ by national watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – the...
Positive Path Foundation

Mums build Positive Path for people with autism to find love

TO make friends and build relationships is difficult for many, but for those with learning and physical challenges it can be even more so. That is something two local mothers know only two well. Jane...
royal bournemouth hospital

NHS fined £45,000 after ‘basic’ mistakes caused medication overdose

THE NHS trust which runs the Royal Bournemouth Hospital has been fined £45,000 after “basic errors” led to a cancer sufferer taking medication five times the strength it should have been. As part of a...

Depressed man ‘wrestling with mental health’ before railway suicide

A DEPRESSED man who was killed by a train sent a text message to his mother moments before, saying: “I can’t bear it anymore”. Patrick Norum (30), who had recently moved from Lyndhurst to Christchurch,...

Fury at ‘dumbass’ note left on ambulance blocking driveway

THE ambulance service has condemned a Lymington resident who left an abusive note to a pair of paramedics who blocked their drive. The message, which said: “Dumb ass! You are fully blocking my driveway”, was...
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