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Securing a hospital pre-reg placement  AOP

OT poses a monthly scenario from a practitioner. This month, we look at applying for a hospital pre-reg with hospital optometrist Holly Higgins.


Colchester hospital: Bottom-slapping nurse suspended  BBC News

A nurse who slapped the bottoms of five female co-workers and commented on one woman's "plump breasts" has been suspended for six months. David Bullock ...


Man treated for gunshot wound in hospital  Wirral Globe

POLICE are appealing for more information after a man was shot in Birkenhead.


Cancer services at Dorset County Hospital have been praised by patients  Dorset Echo

CANCER patients have praised the services they receive in the county.


Man in hospital after being stabbed multiple times in Bolton  Manchester Evening News

The man, aged in his 30s, has injuries to his head and to his body.


Asthma rising among 'generation rent' as damp and mould boost emergency hospital visits, experts say  The Telegraph

Generation rent” is suffering worsening levels of asthma because of the deteriorating quality of housing, a new report suggests.


Boy, eight, rushed to hospital after being knocked down in Kings Horse pub car park  Birmingham Live

A boy of eight was rushed to hospital after he was knocked down in a pub car park. He collided with a vehicle outside the Kings Horse pub, just off Newport ...


Man turns up at hospital after being shot in the buttock  Liverpool Echo

The shot man is not speaking to police after being injured on Merseyside housing estate.


Royal Bolton Hospital thanks volunteers for helping hand  The Bolton News

THE hospital has thanked volunteers who gave up their time during the busy winter months. Royal Voluntary *Service* has been supporting the NHS since it ...


Lorry driver remains in hospital after being 'engulfed' by flames in A19 fire  The Northern Echo

A LORRY driver whose vehicle exploded on the A19 on Monday remains in hospital being treated for burns to his hands, face and neck.


Aromatherapy massage service coming to Furness General Hospital  NW Evening Mail

CancerCare is set to provide a new aromatherapy massage *service* for patients with serious health conditions at Furness General Hospital in Barrow.


Two derelict hospital sites in Stonehouse will make way for 147 homes - and a new 'bat house'  Gloucestershire Live

Bats which live in the stable blocks will have their habitats retained.


Aberdeen hospital to feature in new BBC documentary  Aberdeen Evening Express

The new BBC Scotland channel is due to launch next month and has unveiled its first schedule of programming. One of the highlights will be an eight-part ...


Royal hospital boss to leave trust after fight-back from Carillion disaster  Liverpool Echo

Aidan Kehoe presided over one of the most tumultuous periods in the history of Liverpool's hospitals.


Woman in hospital after collision with police car  Coventry Telegraph

The road was closed for almost six hours as investigations began.


Three wards shut at York Hospital  The Press, York

THREE wards at York Hospital have been closed to visitors.


Ambulance queues "a disgrace" as man, 90, waits hours at hospital doors  The Lincolnite

The family of a 90-year-old man have labelled hospital handover delays a “disgrace”, after they claimed he was left tenth in the queue for hours outside Lincoln ...


Bangladesh's 'tree man' is back in hospital and needs more surgery  CNN

A Bangladeshi man who suffers from an extremely rare genetic disease known as "tree man" syndrome is back in hospital and faces more surgery after the ...


Appeal launched to find man who went missing after leaving hospital  Leigh Journal

AN appeal has been launched to find a missing man after he left hospital yesterday afternoon, Tuesday.


Bicester postman awarded for his long service as hospital radio presenter  Oxford Mail

AFTER volunteering for 40 years at a hospital radio station, a man from Bicester has been awarded for his dedicated *service*.


Ex-minister calls for hospital pigeon infection inquiry  BBC News

A former health secretary has called for an inquiry into the deaths of two patients after they contracted an infection caused by pigeon droppings. Alex Neil's ...


Gosport hospital scandal: Evidence was sufficient for prosecutions 14 years ago, detective says  The Independent

There is enough evidence to bring criminal charges over the deaths of at least 450 people at Gosport War Memorial Hospital given unnecessary doses of ...


Gosport hospital deaths: Evidence 'strong enough to bring charges'  BBC News

There is "strong" evidence to bring criminal charges after the deaths of hundreds of patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, the detective who led an ...


Help us on the hunt for Hospital heroes  Daily Echo

HERS is the face you might recognise working tirelessly providing care for young people with diabetes.


Mental patient does not 'leave hospital' when on a day trip  The Times

The duty to provide after-care services to persons who had been detained under the Mental Health Act 1983, but then ceased to be detained and left hospital, ...


Belfast Royal Victoria Hospital experiences trouble with teenagers 'running riot' at night  Belfast Live

"A lot of them are off their heads on drugs and a lot of them are just teenagers with nothing better to do"


Two police officers taken to hospital after Merseyside crash  ITV News

Read the latest Granada stories, Two police officers taken to hospital after Merseyside crash on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Granada news.


Man critically ill in hospital after Keighley crash  Keighley News

A MAN is in a critical condition in hospital following a crash in Keighley yesterday.


BYGONES: Burnt out shell of former day room at Park Lee Hospital, Blackburn  Lancashire Telegraph

THEY say a picture paints a thousand words and this image is a particularly sad one.


Man rushed to hospital after crash near Horsham pub  West Sussex County Times

A man was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after a car and a dirt bike crashed near a Horsham pub.


Police launch probe after patient dies during 'restraint' incident at Poole Hospital  Bournemouth Echo

A POLICE investigation is under way following the death of a male patient at Poole Hospital after he had been restrained by staff.


Patient taken to hospital in serious condition after collapsing in Broadwater  Worthing Herald

A person has been taken to hospital in a serious condition after collapsing at a business in Worthing.


Post-hospital syndrome: Tips to keep yourself or a loved one healthy after hospitalization - Harvard Health Blog  Harvard Health

If you or a loved one have ever been hospitalized, you know that the primary focus of the hospital team is on diagnosing and treating the condition that put you in ...


Mother-of-two died after the hospital turned her ambulance away  Daily Mail

Tiffany Tate, 37, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, suffered a stroke in August 2014. She was less than a mile away from one of the best stroke centers, but instead ...


Baby spends four days in hospital fighting for her life with HERPES after being pecked on the lips  Daily Mail

Kaylah Merritt, one years old, was covered in a painful rash all over her body. The baby, from County Durham, was diagnosed with eczema herpeticum, caused ...


Two in hospital after cars, lorry and van crash on M5  Stroud News and Journal

Two people have been taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital this morning after a crash on the M5 between three cars, a van and a lorry.


Flu vaccination keeps COPD patients out of the hospital  Science Daily

A new study establishes that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) face heightened risks of death, critical illness, and hospitalization if ...


Police concerned for vulnerable man missing from hospital  The Argus

A VULNERABLE man is missing from hospital.


Former nurse died after hospital gave her overdose of painkillers  Wales Online

A former nurse died after hospital staff failed to spot her acute kidney problems and prescribed her “inappropriate” levels of pain relief, an investigation has found ...


£650k revamp completed at York Hospital Emergency Department  The Press, York

A £650000 refurbishment of York Hospital's Emergency Department has been completed - just in time for the coldest weeks of winter.


Lout gave a Nazi salute within Inverclyde Royal Hospital and threatened to kill police  Greenock Telegraph

A SWASTIKA-tattooed lout gave a Nazi salute within Inverclyde Royal Hospital and threatened to kill police.


Blackburn's traffic jam hospital road to be widened  Lancashire Telegraph

PLANS for a major £6.8million road scheme to cut traffic congestion on one of the main roads into Blackburn and improve access to the town's…


Man banned from seeing his wife for two years after hospital error that led to death  Evening Standard

A man who was banned from seeing his wife as she lay in a coma has won a payout and apology following a series of blunders that led to her death. Sivasakthy ...


Essex County Hospital to make way for 100 homes  Gazette

A CHERISHED former hospital site is a step closer to being transformed into a base for at least 100 houses.


BBC World Service - World Hacks, 'I dreaded being sent from hospital back to the streets'  BBC News

Charity aims to change how ospitals deal with the homeless.


Prices at Zuckerberg hospital's emergency room are higher than anywhere else in San Francisco  Vox.com

Zuckerberg San Francisco General and the University of California San Francisco are two of the city's busiest hospitals, about 4 miles apart. But if you have ...


The 'Victorian' illnesses leaving hundreds in hospital  Bristol Post

It should not be okay that people are going to work and are coming home unable to put food on the table"


Future Fit: Decision expected on Shropshire hospitals revamp  BBC News

A report says basing emergency care in Shrewsbury will provide "best value for money".


Man in hospital after allegedly severing woman’s hand in Dundee has mental health ‘turnaround’  Evening Telegraph

A man detained in a psychiatric hospital after allegedly severing a disabled woman's hand has had a “substantial turnaround” in his mental health, a court has ...


Two people rushed to hospital after 15 firefighters rush to blaze at care home near Lincoln  Lincolnshire Live

Two people have been taken to hospital after a fire broke out at a nursing home near Lincoln. Fifteen firefighters rushed to the incident at St Luke's Nursing ...


Queen Elizabeth Hospital on 'lockdown' after man seen carrying gun  News Shopper

Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich was on "lockdown" after a man entered carrying a gun.


Megan Barton Hanson rushed to hospital with ‘nightmare’ infection  Evening Standard

Love Island star Megan Barton Hanson has revealed she was taken to hospital after battling a kidney infection. The 24-year-old was admitted after her bladder ...


12-year-old boy taken to hospital after car and bike crash  NW Evening Mail

A 12-YEAR-old boy was taken to a specialist children's hospital after a crash involving a car and a bike last night.


Daughter 'fuming' after tribute to mum removed from hospital she 'gave her life to'  Liverpool Echo

Catering worker Sue was known and loved by staff from Aintree Hospital.


Two wards closed at York Hospital  The Press, York

TWO wards at York Hospital have been closed to visitors this weekend.


Rothbury Hospital future 'to be decided in summer'  BBC News

A decision on the future of a North East community hospital will not be made until later this year, health chiefs have said. Plans to close 12 in-patient beds at ...


2 taken to hospital after 'multiple vehicle' collision on A46 near Groby  Leicestershire Live

There were delays on the A46 this morning a multiple vehicle collision. Highways England tweeted to say two lanes were closed on the southbound carriageway ...


Review into overruns at children’s hospital to cost €450,000  The Irish Times

An independent review into the runaway cost of the new national children's hospital will itself cost €450,000, the Oireachtas health committee has heard.


Abortion: Woman 'refused termination' at Dublin hospital  BBC News

A woman in the Irish Republic was refused an abortion despite her unborn baby being diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality, the Dáil (parliament) has heard.


Schuyler Hospital closes Dundee office  MyTwinTiers.com

The Schuyler Hospital has closed their Dundee office less than six years since first opening.


Newborn baby burned to death in hospital incubator after doctors used super strength light bulbs  The Sun

A PREMATURE newborn baby was burned to death in an improvised hospital incubator, and doctors are now being investigated for negligence.


Arbroath road cordoned off, major police presence and man in hospital after ‘serious assault’  Evening Telegraph

Police have cordoned off Sidney Street in Arbroath after an incident at 11.45am. A police statement said: “Police Scotland are in attendance in Sidney Street, ...


Worthing Hospital's moving tribute to tragic children Jack and Harvey  The Argus

TWO children who died have had new blood grouping machines named after them.


WATCH: Doctor at centre of Gosport War Memorial Hospital deaths runs away from BBC cameras  The News

THE doctor at the centre of the Gosport War Memorial Hospital scandal where hundreds of patients died was seen sprinting away from a reporter as she was ...


Wards closed as flu outbreak hits North East hospitals  ChronicleLive

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have closed two wards over fears of a flu outbreak but say efforts to prevent norovirus spreading are working.


Man taken to hospital after falling house in Carlisle  News & Star

A MAN was taken to hospital with back and leg injuries after he fell from the guttering of a house in Carlisle.


Hospital: 'Poor decisions' by staff giving outsize pain meds  Star Tribune

An Ohio doctor's orders for potentially fatal doses of pain medicine given to at least 27 hospital patients were carried out by employees who "made poor ...


Colchester Hospital to create clinic for radiology  Gazette

A HOSPITAL trust hopes to knock down a former bed store to make way for radiology and medical imaging services.


Emergency services only at Dublin hospitals during nurses strike  The Irish Times

Talks at Workplace Relations Commission in bid to avert strike adjourn until Thursday.


Worcester dog walker hit by car taken to Birmingham hospital  Worcester News

A DOG walker was rushed to a hospital trauma centre after being hit by a car.


Family of girl born with profound disabilities hits out at maternity hospital as teen settles action for €11m  Independent.ie

The family of a girl born with profound disabilities is hitting out at the maternity hospital for failing to inform them.


Man given hospital order for stabbing girlfriend 173 times  The Guardian

A man who stabbed his girlfriend 173 times has been given an indefinite hospital order, after serious concerns were raised over police and mental health ...


Woman taken to hospital after two-vehicle crash in Newcastle  Chronicle Live

The woman has been taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary but her injuries are not thought to be life threatening.


Plans for 150 homes at former WWI hospital site could be approved despite objections  Gloucestershire Live

The two derelict hospital sites have been earmarked for redevelopment.


Mother, 28, nearly loses her baby to sepsis after GPs and hospital staff turn her away  Daily Mail

The vital need for the NHS to get on top of the sepsis scandal has been highlighted after health staff failed to recognise the deadly condition in a baby girl.


Veteran, 77, kept in hallway at Victoria General Hospital for five days and counting  Times Colonist

The son of a 77-year old Navy veteran is calling for more federal and provincial funding after watching his father lie in a hallway at Victoria General Hospital for ...


Pupils in hospital after 'drug-related' incident at Dunfermline High School  BBC News

Four pupils have been taken to hospital after becoming unwell during a suspected drug-related incident at a school in Fife. Emergency services including five ...


Hospital, series 4 episode 2 review: a key understanding of one of Britain's most renowned institutions  The Telegraph

Last month the BBC screened Care, a drama about the state's failing provision for dementia sufferers. Its author Jimmy McGovern reserved his largest lashing of ...


Man in King's Lynn airlifted to hospital  KLFM 96.7

He suffered multiple injuries after falling from a tree.


B.C. hospital apologizes for veteran’s five-day hallway stay  Cowichan Valley Citizen

Clinical director of Victoria General Hospital says case of retired veteran 'definitely excessive'


Male taken to hospital after shooting in Brantford  CTV News

A male in his 20s was taken to hospital after a shooting in Brantford. The Brantford Police *Service* responded to the call on Woodlawn Avenue around 5:30 p.m. ...


Boone Hospital focused on two possibilities for future management options  krcgtv.com

The Boone Hospital Center Board of Trustees announced Tuesday it had narrowed its choices for buyers of the facility to two options. According to a news ...


Fight to keep Wellington Community Hospital open  Somerset County Gazette

A GROUP of patients at a medical practice are fighting to keep Wellington Community Hospital amid fears it could close for good.


Swindon hospital accused of 'conflict' over Vienna visit  BBC News

A hospital has been accused of a conflict of interest after senior staff accepted a trip from a private firm to Austria to see a rehabilitation centre. Circle Health ...


Kalgoorlie Hospital labelled unfit to treat mental health patients  ABC Local

An independent mental health advocate asks the WA Government to consider banning involuntary patients from Kalgoorlie Hospital's mental health ward in a ...


Man taken to hospital after house fire in St Frances Close  Lancashire Telegraph

NEIGHBOURS have relived the drama when they woke up to a 'pit of hell' after a house fire in Blackburn.


One person taken to hospital after crash in York  The Press, York

ONE person was taken to hospital after a crash in York this morning (January 21).


Hospital stops attending to students after differences with NHIF  Daily Nation

Schools in Maragua send students home for treatment as NHIF stops claims from Virgin Hospital.


Pedestrian, 81, remains in hospital with serious injuries after being hit by bus in Newcastle city centre  Chronicle Live

An elderly man was taken to hospital on Monday morning after being hit by a double decker bus on John Dobson Street.


Graham Coker died after surgery at Maidstone Hospital after doctors failed to manage well-known complications from surgery  Kent Online

A grandfather died after doctors failed to manage well-known complications of a controversial form of surgery, a coroner has ruled. Graham Coker, 59, of ...


Eight OBGYN nurses give birth to adorable babies  ABC News

The obstetrics unit of a small Illinois hospital only has around 80 employees. Eight of those employees, seven nurses and one nurse's aide, gave birth to their ...


Has Hayley Slater left EastEnders after admitting herself to hospital?  Radio Times

A fragile Hayley Slater (Katie Jarvis) has sought medical help after admitting to doctors on tonight's EastEnders that she'd been experiencing suicidal thoughts.


Pioneering new role at Moray hospital aimed at easing recruitment concerns  Press and Journal

A pioneering new role has been launched at a Moray hospital to help ease the pressure from staff shortages. The first advanced pharmacist practitioner (APP) ...


Suspect sought in St. Albert shooting, one man in hospital  Edmonton Sun

A St. Albert man is recovering in hospital after RCMP responded to a firearms complaint Tuesday night.At approximately 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, St. Albert RCMP ...


Man shoots himself fatally at Inova Fairfax Hospital, police say  Washington Post

A 64-year-old patient fatally shot himself Tuesday night at Inova Fairfax Hospital, authorities said. Thomas Wimmer, of Ashburn, shot himself in the upper body at ...


Man taken to hospital after being shot near Falinge Park  Rochdale Online

A man has been taken to hospital with leg injuries after being shot near Falinge Park on Monday (21 January).


Ambulances queuing at A&E as winter pressure intensifies on Royal Berkshire Hospital  In Your Area

By Claire Miller and James Aldridge. Hospital wards in Berkshire are becoming more crowded as winter pressures on the NHS increase. Figures show that 94.9 ...


This Victorian hospital has been sold - but one developer isn't happy about it  Hull Daily Mail

A frustrated developer has hit out the way the sale of a big NHS-owned site in Hull is being handled. The land and buildings off Park Street opposite the main ...