Monthly Archives: December 2010

NHS to be ‘tested to limit’ in 2011 The NHS will be “tested to the limit” in 2011 due to the combination of an “unprecedented financial challenge” and an “unnecessarily ambitious programme of reform in England”, the British Medical Association … Continue reading

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British intensive care units ‘will have to start turning patients away’ A flu epidemic has broken out among children under four, disturbing figures revealed last night. Cases of the illness in children aged one to four years old have soared … Continue reading

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Girl, 17, dies just 48 hours after contracting swine flu IN HOSPITAL A teenage girl is the latest person to die from swine flu after she contracted the virus in hospital. Natalie Hill, 17, passed away less than 48 hours … Continue reading

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Ditching flu vaccination campaign ‘has put under fives at risk’ Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has been blamed for an explosion in the number of children contracting flu after his decision to cancel a vaccination programme for under-fives. Last night Labour … Continue reading

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NHS coping badly with winter flu Similar episodes in the past have taught them nothing, apparently Vital cancer operations are being cancelled as hospitals struggle to cope with soaring numbers of flu victims. Trusts have begun postponing major surgery because … Continue reading

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British doctors now allowed to prescribe anti-flu medicine to more people Doctors have been told they can prescribe Tamiflu to otherwise healthy people suffering from flu as the illness prompts a surge in hospital admissions. The move is an indication … Continue reading

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Christmas agony for parents of girl, 15, who lost cancer fight after NHS doctors mistook THREE tumours for migraines Scan refused! They cost money, you know! A teenage girl who was falsely diagnosed with migraines when she had three tumours … Continue reading

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