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Missing patient dies in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

A woman has died after being reported missing at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Amanda Cox from Peebles, who was understood to be a new mother being treated at the hospital, was found in the building at…

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Three Northern Ireland ambulance staff attacked by patient

Image caption The man assaulted a paramedic on the way to hospital A man had to be restrained by six people, including police officers, after he attacked paramedics. The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) said…


Discharged mental health patient ‘stuck’ in locked unit for a year

Image caption Public Service Ombudsman for Wales Nick Bennett launched the investigation following a complaint from the vulnerable patient A vulnerable patient who was stuck in a mental health hospital’s secure unit for almost a…


World Aids Day: HIV stigma needs to end says patient

Image copyright Dan Jones Image caption Dan Jones was diagnosed with HIV in 2010 “There’s still a lot of stigma attached to HIV in Wales, and I don’t understand why that is.” Dan Jones, 43,…


Transplant patient developed cancer after receiving new kidney

A woman who says a kidney transplant turned into a “death sentence” after she developed cancer from the donor organ is calling for an inquiry. Pauline Hunt, 49, from Kilmarnock in Ayrshire, thought she had…


Bid to bring Scots cancer patient ‘stranded’ on Indian Ocean island home

Image caption Jon Paul (left) and his partner Craig went on holiday after he completed intensive chemotherapy treatment Friends of a seriously ill Scottish man stranded on an island in the Indian Ocean are raising…


Terminally ill cancer patient raising money for her funeral

Image caption Terminally ill Miss Hellyar wants to stay in Newcastle where she has lots of friends A woman who has been told she has weeks to live is raising money to pay for her…


Health board’s apology over patient’s ‘premature’ death

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The patient was treated by the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in October 2016 The death of a 42-year-old diabetic man days after having his toe amputated may have…


A day in the life of a 10-year-old patient at Alder Hey

Ten-year-old Bethan recorded a video diary for BBC Radio 5 Live, showing a day in her life as a patient at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. Bethan has cystic fibrosis and needs regular treatment…


Family of brain tumour patient Caroline Burns in cannabis plea

Image copyright Caroline Burns Image caption Caroline and Gary Burns have cashed in pensions and spent their savings on cannabis treatment The husband of a brain tumour patient has written to the Home Secretary after…


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