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Wales Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has announced £5 million will be spent this financial year to help relieve pressure on critical care units across Wales this winter. The £5m is part of the new £15m annual funding for critical care the Welsh Government announced in July 2018. The £15m fund…
NHS hospitals are "plugging the care gap" with healthcare assistants where they are struggling to recruit nurses, a new report suggests.The document, by BPP University School of Nursing, states that while nursing positions rose by 0.5% between December 2015 to December 2017, the number of healthcare assistants rose by 6.5%.The…
MPs have called on the Government to consider mandatory flu vaccinations for some healthcare workers as it was revealed take-up is as low as 30% in some NHS hospital trusts.The Commons Science and Technology Committee made the recommendation following last year's increase in people being admitted to hospital with flu,…
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has launched an investigation into the case of an autistic girl said to have been detained in a "cell-like" hospital room for almost two years.Labour raised concerns over 17-year-old Bethany, who MPs heard also has extreme anxiety, and urged the Government to act to stop vulnerable…
The NHS made almost £70 million by charging staff for parking last year, it has been revealed.Figures released by NHS Digital show that trusts in England raked in £69.5 million in 2017/18 from charges and penalty fines incurred by NHS workers parking across all its sites.Unite, a union which represents…
A council must pay a man £2,500 after it destroyed his BMW while he lay in hospital.Flintshire County Council in North Wales removed the man's car after it was left outside his home for three days while he underwent surgery.A report by the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales found the…
A man left paralysed after leaving A&E following "misleading" advice from a hospital receptionist will receive damages after winning a landmark Supreme Court ruling. Michael Darnley was wrongly told he faced a five-hour wait at the Mayday Hospital in Croydon, south London, where he was taken after being struck over…
Three NHS managers defrauded a health board out of more than £700,000 by using the names of U2 members to award contracts to a bogus construction firm, a court has heard. Mark Evill, 42, Robert Howells, 65, and Michael Cope, 43, helped secure payments to a company set up by…
A clinical waste disposal firm has been stripped of NHS contracts after allowing body parts to pile up at its facilities. Healthcare Environment Services (HES) had "failed to demonstrate that they were operating within their contractual limits," according to NHS Improvement. Health Minister Stephen Barclay told MPs that 15 NHS…
Scotland's health secretary has told NHS whistleblowing champions to come straight to her if they are not being listened to by their health boards. Jeane Freeman said she would appoint the posts for each NHS board, amid concerns over bullying at some boards and a whistleblower resignation. Speaking at the…
More than 260,000 diabetes inpatients experienced a medication error during their hospital stay last year - putting them at risk of lasting harm or death, a report has warned.The charity Diabetes UK said that of these, 9,600 diabetes inpatients experienced a serious and potentially life-threatening episode of hypoglycaemia because of…
Human body parts are among hundreds of tonnes of waste from NHS hospitals which have been allowed to pile up by a disposal company. Healthcare Environment Services Ltd has been found to be in breach of its permits at five sites in England which deal with clinical waste and a…
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