Monthly Archives: May 2012

Accident and Emergency waiting times at eight year high The number of patients facing waiting times of more than four hours in England’s accident and emergency units has reached an eight-year peak, according to a study. NHS performance data revealed … Continue reading

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Mother given 18 months to live after being misdiagnosed 13 times — makes full recovery from cancer A mother who was given 18 months to live after doctors failed to diagnose her cancer more than a dozen times has made … Continue reading

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NHS ordered to end the ‘killing season’ when patient death rate jumps as thousands of graduate doctors start work More consultants should be on duty to end the annual ‘killing season’ in the NHS when thousands of medical graduates start … Continue reading

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NHS kitchen vermin It takes a newspaper to alert the NHS to this disgrace?? HOSPITAL kitchens across Britain are infested with rats, mice and cockroaches, a Sun probe discovered. Staff are poorly trained and basic health and hygiene procedures are … Continue reading

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New Emergency room target ‘missed in six of last ten months’ In my recent visits to Brisbane’s best private hospital — wholly covered by my private health insurance — my waiting time on each occasion has been about two minutes. … Continue reading

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I am off to hospital again later today — for what I hope will be the last time for a while. How much if anything I will be able to blog for a few days is uncertain.

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Cervical cancer sufferer, 22, left infertile because she was “too young” for NHS test which could have picked up condition and spared her hysterectomy A cancer sufferer aged just 22 who became one of the youngest women in the country … Continue reading

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