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...

Labour calls for rethink on leisure centre ‘privatisation’ plans

OPPONENTS of New Forest District Council’s contentious plan to hand the management of public leisure centres to an outside organisation have urged the authority to “think again”. Members from Labour’s New Forest West branch campaigned...

Forest hospital chief: ‘We will cope if public do their bit’

A SENIOR doctor has pleaded with people to follow wide-ranging government shutdown guidelines and stay at home as Lymington New Forest Hospital gears up to  cope with the spread of coronavirus. Dr Rachel Anderson, clinical...
white rock nursing home

Care home boosts morale with ‘lovely bunch of toilet rolls’

A BARTON care home has hit upon a novel way of keeping up morale during the current crisis with a topical reworking of a classic novelty song. In a special video uploaded onto the White...
Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Hospital operations at risk in staff overtime dispute over pensions

OPERATIONS could be delayed or even cancelled at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital because consultants are not prepared to work overtime shifts due to changes to their pension taxation. Currently there are 53 theatre lists –...

Retired nurse ready for frontline return in NHS virus battle

A FORMER Lymington hospital nurse who recently retired after 46 years of service has applied to go back to the NHS to help battle the coronavirus outbreak. Alison Husbands (64) said she had “sent her...

New Forest MP signs letter urging improvements at under-fire NHS trust

A LETTER sent to the health secretary containing a list of improvements for an under-fire local NHS trust has been signed by a New Forest MP. The missive was sent to Matt Hancock outlining how...
royal bournemouth hospital

Council planning to loan hospital £15m for new pathology centre

A NEW partnership could see Royal Bournemouth Hospital loaned almost £15m by BCP Council for a new pathology centre. Cabinet members have been asked to give their backing to the arrangement which would see the...
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...

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...
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