Mental health services ‘overflowing’ due to bed cuts, claims New Forest MP

MENTAL health services in the New Forest are “rammed and overflowing” due to the closure of beds seven years ago, a local MP has claimed. Dr Lewis, of New Forest East, spoke out during a...
Fernmount day centre

Former day centre faces demolition under 50-flat care home plans

A FORMER day centre in New Milton is set to be demolished under council plans for a 50-bed care home. The site of the Fernmount Centre and Fernmount House, in Forest Pines, would be redeveloped...

Forest MP Swayne votes against ‘malicious’ third lockdown

THE third lockdown has been branded “malicious” by New Forest West MP Sir Desmond Swayne who was among 16 voting against the new laws. Despite rising infection and death rates, Sir Desmond told the House...

No New Forest coronavirus deaths for two weeks, latest figures show

THERE have been no new deaths reported from Covid-19 in the New Forest for the last two weeks, according to official figures released yesterday (Tuesday). The total death toll remains at 131 in the district...

Eye test proves to be a life saver for Donna

A WOMAN whose eye was removed after opticians discovered a life-threatening tumour is raising money for the hospital unit where she was treated. Donna Blyth, from Lymington, was attending a routine eye test at Boots...

‘We need more clarity on lockdown’ – New Forest hospital boss

THE clinical director of Lymington New Forest Hospital has called on the government to provide “more clarity” on easing the lockdown – warning that mixed messages risk causing a second coronavirus peak. In an exclusive...

Pupils told to self-isolate amid two cases of coronavirus at The Arnewood School

PUPILS have been urged to self-isolate after two cases of Covid-19 were discovered at a New Milton school this week. In a letter sent out today (Thursday), Nigel Pressnell, head teacher of The Arnewood School...

Family forgives GP for ‘missed opportunities’ in treatment that led to fatal ulcer

THE family of a Christchurch woman who died from a stomach ulcer partly caused by her medication have forgiven the GPs that treated her. The inquest into the death of 58-year-old April Stevenson heard that...
Ringwood School

Assembly ‘not to blame’ for third coronavirus case at school

THE head of a school which has confirmed a third case of coronavirus has rubbished claims that an assembly was to blame for the spread. Ringwood School in Parsonage Barn Lane sent letters to parents...

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...
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