Coronavirus: Hotels on standby if NHS needs extra beds

NEW Forest hotels are on standby to help with patients during the coronavirus crisis. The manager of the Balmer Lawn Hotel at Brockenhurst, Michael Clitheroe, confirmed to the A&T they had received an approach some...
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Coronavirus: Day centres and respite care suspended by council

DAY centres and respite care run by Hampshire County Council have been temporarily closed amid the coronavirus crisis. The council said it was following government guidance in shutting the facilities which offer support for people...

Battling Byron (5) recovering after coronavirus hospital dash

A FIVE-YEAR-OLD New Milton boy is recovering well after being dashed to hospital suffering with the coronavirus. Byron Johnson was rushed to University Hospital Southampton last Friday after becoming unresponsive, and was treated in its...
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Hospital birth centre relocates as coronavirus hits staffing levels

THE birth centre at Royal Bournemouth Hospital has been closed due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on staffing levels. In a statement, the hospital said women would instead be relocated to the maternity...

Elderly patient with coronavirus dies at Lymington hospital

AN elderly woman has died at Lymington New Forest Hospital after contracting coronavirus, officials have confirmed. Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital at Ampress, did not reveal the woman’s identity but the...

Pupils’ cards of hope for care homes under lockdown

GREETING cards handmade by youngsters from Milford Primary School will be sent to local care homes in a bid to spread happiness and dispel feelings of isolation. The cards were created by pupils at the...

Forest hospital charity appeals for help to support NHS staff

LYMINGTON Hospital Friends has set up a special donation scheme through which people and business can support local NHS staff dealing with the coronavirus crisis. Formerly known as the League of Friends of Lymington New...

Disability group offers ‘friendly ear’ amid coronavirus lockdown

THE New Forest Disability Service is “scaling up” its operation and will now offer telephone support to people who are lonely or feeling vulnerable amid the coronavirus outbreak. Jacki Keable, chief executive of the New...
Mr Boris Johnson

Prime Minister and health secretary test positive for virus

PRIME Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, Number 10 has announced today (Friday). A government statement said that after experiencing mild symptoms yesterday, the Prime Minister was tested for coronavirus on the personal...

‘Stay at home,’ pleads mum of boy (5) struck by coronavirus

THIS is the heartbreaking photo of a five-year-old New Milton boy who is fighting coronavirus at University Hospital Southampton. His mum, Tanya Isaac, said she wanted the A&T to share the image to reinforce the...
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