Monthly Archives: April 2011

Public health quango seeks £250K PR team as hospitals shed jobs… while sweary staff get ‘behaviour codes’ A healthcare watchdog plans to spend nearly a quarter of a million pounds on new communications staff – as hospitals prepare to shed … Continue reading

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17% more special requests for treatment as NHS rations care Doctors are being forced to make more special requests for treatment for their patients as NHS managers try to cut costs, a new study suggests. The number of requests for … Continue reading

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Ambulance takes 75 MINUTES to reach girl, 15, who had suffered a brain haemorrhage An angry mother has described how she had to wait an hour and fifteen minutes for an ambulance for her daughter who had suffered a brain … Continue reading

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Anger as NHS chiefs run up £13m bill on wining, dining and lavish away days NHS bureaucrats have blown £13million on lavish dinners and hospitality for themselves, it emerged last night. Freedom of Information requests reveal strategic health authority staff … Continue reading

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NHS desk worker gets £37k Porsche Boxster sports car funded by the taxpayer Dozens of NHS desk workers are driving top-of-the-range rental cars that are funded by the taxpayer, it emerged today. Strategic Health Authorities around the country have spent … Continue reading

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Payout for mother who lost womb and 33 pints of blood in botched caesarean It was a medical blunder which robbed her of the opportunity to have the large family she had always hoped for. Shortly after giving birth to … Continue reading

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23% of inpatients waited up to 8hrs in emergency room Almost a quarter of patients with urgent health problems say they waited up to eight hours in A&E before being admitted to hospital. Increasing numbers of inpatients also felt they … Continue reading

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