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Rothbury Hospital future ‘to be decided in summer’

Image caption Campaigners have remained steadfast in their calls to reopen the beds A decision on the future of a North East community hospital will not be made until later this year, health chiefs have…

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St George’s Hospital: 250 cardiac unit deaths to be reviewed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Complex heart operations were moved out of the cardiac surgery unit last September The deaths of up to 250 people who died following heart surgery at a troubled London…


Southmead Hospital’s prostate cancer trial aims to save sex life

Image caption The microsurgery is done using a robot operated by the surgeon Surgeons are trialling a new technique which they believe could help save the sex lives of men who are being treated for…



Colchester hospital: Bottom-slapping nurse suspended

Image caption David Bullock began working for the Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust in 2000 A nurse who slapped the bottoms of five female co-workers and commented on one woman’s “plump breasts” has been…


Brexit fears sees IOM hospital increase medicine stocks

Image copyright BBC Horizon Image caption The island buys most of its medicine supplies from wholesalers in the UK Medicine stocks at Noble’s Hospital will increase by 50% because of uncertainty surrounding Brexit, the Isle…


Health secretary to meet NHS bosses over hospital pigeon infection

Image caption NHSGGC said an investigation was under way and control measures had been put in place Scotland’s health secretary will meet senior NHS officials to discuss the deaths of two patients who had an…


Gosport hospital deaths: ‘My father’s life was ended by someone else’

David Huntington’s father, Robert Wilson, was sent to Gosport War Memorial Hospital in 1998 to recover from a broken shoulder and other health problems. He died two days after being given diamorphine – pure heroin…


Hospital infection ‘outside inquiry needed’

A former health secretary has said there should be an outside inquiry into the fungal infection outbreak at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. MSP Alex Neil said it should look at how the contamination, associated…


Pigeon dropping infection at hospital detected last month

Image caption NHSGGC said an investigation is under way and a control measures have been put in place A fungal infection caused by pigeon droppings and linked to two deaths at a Glasgow Hospital was…


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