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New cancer machine treats first patient in UK

A pioneering new machine, at the Royal Marsden Hospital in south London, allows doctors to see tumours as they administer radiotherapy to them, which previously not been possible. It is hoped it will lead to…

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Heart patient : ‘I’ve come to thank this wonderful man’

A woman whose life was saved by pioneering surgery nearly 60 years ago has finally been able to say thank you. Susan Payne had been trying to trace her surgeon Dillwyn Thomas who she credits…


Heart patient Susan Payne’s chance to say thank you

Image copyright Susan Payne Image caption Mrs Payne’s parents took photos of her stay in hospital, fearing the worst, she said A woman whose life was saved by pioneering surgery nearly 60 years ago is…


Patient watchdog calls for more access to hi-tech scan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption PET scans are available to people in the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board area two days each week A patients’ watchdog body is calling for people in north Wales…


Heart op patient wants to find Sully surgeon who saved her life

As a child, Susan Payne underwent heart surgery at Sully Hospital in Vale of Glamorgan. In 1960, the procedure to repair the hole in her heart was pioneering and her parents were only given a…


Patient Susan Payne bids to track down Sully heart op surgeon

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSusan Payne’s parents had her christened after being told she only had a 50/50 chance of surviving A woman who had pioneering life-saving heart surgery nearly 60…


Lung disease patient care ‘not acceptable’ in Wales

Image copyright John Mason Image caption Treatment for IPF can include portable oxygen cylinders to help ease breathlessness For 80-year-old John Mason, everyday tasks like tying his shoelaces mean a constant battle for breath. He…


Transplant patient walked down aisle by donor’s dad

A woman who had a life-saving lung transplant has told BBC Radio 5 Live about the close relationship she’s developed with her donor’s family, including being walked down the aisle on her wedding day by…


Second patient may have drunk toilet cleaner

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Joan Blaber, 85, died at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in September last year An inquest into the death of a woman who died after drinking cleaning fluid has…


Cardiff nurse struck-off after ‘sex with patient’ allegations proved

Image copyright Wales News Service Image caption Alec Wallbank was a deputy ward manager for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board when he started an inappropriate relationship with his patient A tribunal has ruled it…


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