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...

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...

New NHS trust boss promises to ‘personally champion’ patient interests

A ONCE scandal-hit NHS trust has appointed a new chief executive promising to “personally champion” the interests of its patients. Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, which is responsible for mental health services and hospitals at...
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...
Princess Anne Hospital

Princess Anne Hospital ranked among best in the world

A MATERNITY hospital where many New Forest mums have given birth has been ranked among the best in the world. A total of 1,000 hospitals from the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Switzerland, South Korea,...

Coronavirus weekly deaths in New Forest fall to zero – for first time since...

THE weekly death toll of people with Covid-19 has fallen to zero in the New Forest for the first time since March. Latest numbers released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Tuesday showed...
Hampshire conronavirus

Coronavirus: Fresh precautions as Hampshire cases increase to 13

PEOPLE diagnosed with coronavirus in Hampshire have increased from 10 to 13, according to the latest figures from Public Health England. The number is among the total of 456 in the UK, as of yesterday...
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...
royal bournemouth hospital

Doctor helped wife jump Royal Bournemouth Hospital A&E queue

A HOSPITAL consultant helped his wife jump the queue when she went to Bournemouth A&E and then took medical supplies to treat her at home, a disciplinary hearing was told. Dr Brian Flavin subsequently falsified...

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...
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