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Five London hospitals have received patients affected by the blaze that engulfed a tower block in west London. NHS England said no details were available at present on the condition of people taken to hospital. The five hospitals are St Mary's, Chelsea and Westminster, Royal Free, St Thomas' and King's…
Scotland’s new Health and Social Care Standards have been launched, with human rights at their core. The standards, which will be implemented on 1 April 2018, will apply to the NHS as well as services registered with the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland, and set out the standard people…
Thousands of operations have been cancelled because hospital beds are not available, the Liberal Democrats have said. New figures released by the party show that across 40 NHS organisations in England, 10,259 operations were cancelled last year due to beds not being available. This represents a 57% increase from 2014…
A new ‘sensory’ garden to benefit dementia patients at Deeside hospital is now open. The garden underwent a dramatic transformation in three days in a ‘Groundforce’ style makeover project. The project was driven by Matron Cheryl Froom and Deborah Fogg, dementia support worker at Deeside hospital. Debbie said: “The garden…
The number of patients kept in hospital after being told they were well enough to leave has increased, according to new figures. Official statistics from a census carried out in hospitals in April found 1,377 people had to remain in hospital due to delayed discharge, also known as bed blocking.…
Patient safety should not be compromised in order to meet financial targets, the British Medical Association (BMA) has warned. The report comes as new figures suggest the NHS is now planning to delay or cancel spending in half of local areas this year to balance the books. The King's Fund's…
An extra £9 million of funding has been announced for hospital accident-and-emergency departments in a bid to help them meet waiting-times targets. Health Secretary Shona Robison pledged additional funding for this year as she insisted the Scottish Government is determined to bring down waiting-times further. Ministers want 95% of all…
Vacancies for jobs including scientists, nurses and other healthcare workers are lying unfilled for months, highlighting the shortage of skilled staff in the UK, a report reveals. Research by jobs site Adzuna found that a fifth of science jobs and one in 10 healthcare and nursing vacancies remain on offer…
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