Coronavirus Hampshire

New coronavirus cases in the Forest double in a week

THE number of new coronavirus cases in the New Forest nearly doubled this week, government figures show. There were 133 new cases in the district as of Tuesday, compared with 72 the previous week and...

Forest’s new coronavirus cases continue to rise in latest weekly figures

THE weekly number of new coronavirus cases in the New Forest is continuing to accelerate, government figures show. There were 72 new cases in the district as of Tuesday, compared with 55 the previous week...
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£147m merger of local hospital trusts finally completed

THE two trusts which run Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole hospitals have formally merged as part of the transformation in the way healthcare is delivered in Dorset. Costing about £147m, the move has been nine years...

Noadswood School confirms case of coronavirus

A COVID-19 case has been reported today (Thursday) at Noadswood School in Dibden Purlieu. Parents were updated in a statement issued by head teacher Kathryn Marshall who said someone in the “school community” had tested...

Coronavirus fears shut New Forest Birth Centre until January

A BIRTHING centre in Ashurst has temporarily closed because of fears over unsafe staffing levels due to the pandemic. The New Forest Birth Centre, which is midwife-led, will shut until January 2021 when the decision...

New Forest coronavirus infections accelerate as school reveals new case

THE weekly number of new coronavirus cases in the New Forest is accelerating again as a local school becomes the latest to confirm a case. Government figures have revealed 55 new cases in the district...

Surgeries close after staff member tests positive for coronavirus

TWO GP surgeries have been forced to close temporarily after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus. Christchurch Medical Practice, which runs the Orchard Surgery at Purewell and the Bransgore Medical Centre in the village’s...

Daughter pleads for inquest into her mother’s care home death

A SOMERFORD woman has pleaded with a coroner to hold an inquest into her mother’s death – which has so far sparked three investigations into a care home. Julia Nye wants to ask questions in...

New coronavirus infections more than triple in latest Forest figures as college reveals case

THE number of new coronavirus cases has more than tripled in the New Forest, but no further deaths have been reported in the latest figures. This comes as Brockenhurst College revealed an infection in the...

Three local schools and care home confirm coronavirus cases

CASES of coronavirus have been confirmed in three local schools in the past week, and a care home last month. Both Our Lady & St Joseph Catholic Primary School in Pennington and Ringwood Junior School...
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