Emergency appeal raises the funds to keep Wessex Cancer Trust alive

THE Wessex Cancer Trust is set continue its work with local people affected by the condition after a funding crisis appeal raised nearly £300,000. The charity, which provides emotional and practical support to those living...
Jamie Davis

Missing army veteran Jamie was suffering PTSD, says widow

THE widow of a Christchurch rugby player who was found dead after going missing says she will not rest until she gets “justice” for her husband who was suffering PTSD after serving in Iraq...
Coeliac UK Awareness Week

Hospital offers advice to help mark Coeliac UK Awareness Week

AN information stall dedicated to coeliac disease is being hosted by the Lymington New Forest Hospital tomorrow (Tuesday) during the condition's awareness week. Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust will have a stand at the main reception...
Olga Marshall

Shock at pharmacist killed by toxic reaction to pain medication

A PHARMACIST who suffered from chronic pain died after her prescribed medication caused a toxic reaction, an inquest heard. Olga Marshall (51) was the community pharmacist in Bransgore for a number of years and then...
Integra Care Homes

‘Dirty’ care home to close after being slammed by inspectors

A RESIDENTIAL care home for people with learning difficulties is closing after an inspection report condemned it as dirty and badly run. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) discovered “significant shortcomings” by Integra Care Homes Ltd...
A tick

Humid conditions prompt health warning to watch out for ticks

PEOPLE are being urged to watch out for ticks as the area is affected by the kind of humid conditions in which they thrive. With many enjoying the New Forest during the summer months, Hampshire...
A tick

Tick alert as warm weather wakes up bloodsucking beasties

PEOPLE are being urged to be “tick aware” as the blood-sucking beasties become more active as the spring weather warms up. Hampshire County Council has issued to the warning to residents enjoying the great outdoors...

Nursing home rated ‘inadequate’ by inspectors for second time

A CARE home which supports older people including some with dementia and physical disabilities has again been rated as inadequate by inspectors. Colbury House nursing home in Hill Street, Calmore, is registered to care for...

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...
Positive Path Foundation

Mums build Positive Path for people with autism to find love

TO make friends and build relationships is difficult for many, but for those with learning and physical challenges it can be even more so. That is something two local mothers know only two well. Jane...
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