New Forest ticks

Tick-borne brain disease discovered near the New Forest

A BRAIN disease spread to humans by ticks has been identified in the UK for the first time after a tourist became ill visiting the New Forest. Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed that the...

Fourth straight week of zero coronavirus deaths in the New Forest

THERE have been no coronavirus deaths reported in the New Forest for the fourth week in a row. The death toll remains at 131 so far this year, according to the regular Tuesday update from...

NHS awards ceremony makes stars of retiring nurses Christine and Carol

TWO retiring New Forest nurses have received lifetime achievement awards in Southern Heath NHS Foundation Trust’s annual Star Awards. They were former Fordinbridge mayoress Christine Lewendon, a staff nurse at Fordingbridge Hospital; and Dr Carol...

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...

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...

Hampshire school immunisation services set to resume

IMMUNISATION services resume in schools across Hampshire from Monday with a raft of Covid-secure measures. Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust’s immunisation teams aim to pick up from where they left off with the national HPV...
Forca

Charity pleads for cash to save cancer patient food scheme

A CHARITY scheme that provides healthy meals for cancer patients and their families is appealing for help after running “desperately” short of cash. The Nourish project was launched in 2016 by Força, a Lymington-based charity...

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...
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Southern Health sorry for ‘unacceptable saga’ over patient deaths

AN NHS trust has apologised to the families of four patients who died in its care for failing to respond and investigate their deaths properly. The chief executive of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, Dr...
Bournemouth University

Coronavirus update: Bournemouth University student tests positive

A STUDENT at Bournemouth University has tested positive for the coronavirus as health officials confirm there are now three cases in Dorset. The patient was self-isolating, according to a statement today (Monday) by Jim Andrews,...
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