Monthly Archives: October 2010

Almost 100 victims of Staffordshire scandal receive payouts after unprecedented group claim Too little too late Nearly 100 bereaved relatives and victims of the Stafford NHS scandal are to be paid a total of more than £1 million following Britain’s … Continue reading

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British cancer patients ‘being denied’ chance of fatherhood by NHS doctors Men with cancer are being denied the chance to have children because doctors are not following guidance to allow them to store their sperm, researchers have warned. A fifth … Continue reading

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Number of elderly people in hospital surges The number of elderly people being treated in hospital has risen by two thirds in a decade raising fears that cuts in social care will add to pressure on the NHS. NHS data … Continue reading

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Asthma injection for children too expensive for NHS: Nice Children with severe asthma should not be given a new injection that can cut the number of severe attacks they suffer, because it is too expensive, the NHS drugs rationing body … Continue reading

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Health authority spends £2.6m – to provide hospital with an extra FOUR parking bays Typical bureaucratic irresponsibility Health chiefs have been accused of wasting taxpayer money after spending £2.6million on a new hospital car park – which adds just four … Continue reading

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Fury at ‘promiscuity scheme’ as NHS faces cuts Teenage girls are being bribed with high street shopping vouchers to receive a highly controversial vaccine. A health trust is promising them £45 in tokens for stores such as HMV, Argos and … Continue reading

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Nurse caught on CCTV turning off paralysed patient’s life support machine Despite warnings, nobody did anything to prevent this A paralysed patient has been left severely brain damaged after a nurse switched off his life support machine in an incident … Continue reading

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Numbers waiting months for cancer tests have doubled since NHS targets scrapped The number of patients waiting months for tests to detect cancer and other killer diseases has almost doubled since NHS waiting targets were scrapped, according to the Government’s … Continue reading

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NHS faces bed-blocking crisis Patients will be denied hospital beds because they will be filled by the elderly and vulnerable who are unable to get council care after Coalition cuts, a health service chief warns. Patients will be left untreated … Continue reading

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Wrong organs removed from donors after computer glitch lay undiscovered for 10 years The wrong organs were removed from the bodies of 25 patients after faulty software misread their donor forms. Now an overhaul of the organ donor register has … Continue reading

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