‘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...

Disabled passenger demands rail improvements after string of let-downs

“UPSET and annoyed” – these are the words of a disabled train user who has faced continued failures by rail staff to provide accessible services. A catalogue of incidents encountered by New Milton resident Michael...
Lymington hospital

Council bosses urged to scrutinise NHS trust’s figures on mental health patient beds

FIGURES published by an NHS trust have been put under scrutiny after civic chiefs were urged to looked into apparent discrepancies in the data. Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust responded after county councillors were urged...
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...

Cancer no barrier to 70-year-old runner Glenys with sights on parkrun goal

A WOMAN who has been given just months to live spent part of Christmas Day morning taking part in her local parkrun. Glenys Waters (70), from Highcliffe, is determined to keep on running to reach...

Emergency appeal raises the funds to keep Wessex Cancer Trust alive

THE Wessex Cancer Trust is set continue its work with local people affected by the condition after a funding crisis appeal raised nearly £300,000. The charity, which provides emotional and practical support to those living...

Royal Bournemouth Hospital becomes wedding venue for seriously ill bride

A CHRISTCHURCH couple have praised Royal Bournemouth Hospital staff for arranging their wedding at short notice after the bride, who has chronic lung disease, received some “devastating and unexpected news”. Emma Shrewsbury (41) was diagnosed...

Totton Sailability group offers the chance for fun on the water

PEOPLE with disabilities are being encouraged to join a free local group which offers sailing trips and lessons on the water. Testwood Lakes Sailability is based within the building of the 4th New Forest North...
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...

Emergency services face growing load from homeless patients, says doctors’ research

LOCAL NHS services are facing growing cases of homeless people coming for emergency treatment, according to figures from the BMA doctors union. South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS), which also includes Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire, experienced...
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