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  • Hospital callers ‘ripped off’

    HEALTH service privateers are ripping off patients and relatives by charging extortionate prices for making phone calls and watching TV, figures from hospitals published today reveal.

    One privateer, Hospedia, screwed more than £20 million out of patients and relatives last year...

    Tuesday 2nd May 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Inspectors uncover trust X-ray shocker

    A MIDLANDS hospital trust is under investigation after it was found to have a backlog of more than 11,000 X-ray examinations, it was revealed yesterday.

    Scans used to diagnose serious health problems for more than 10,000 patients have not been assessed and written up.


    Thursday 11th Aug 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Mental health patients ‘have worse hospital experiences’

    MENTAL health patients are more prone to “poorer” experiences during hospital stays, a new NHS poll warned yesterday.

    According to a survey of more than 83,000 inpatients, doctors are less likely to involve those with mental health issues or learning disabilities in...

    Thursday 9th Jun 2016

    posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain

  • Hospital fast food ‘harms NHS staff’

    FAST FOOD in hospitals undermines the health of NHS workers who do not have the use of kitchen facilities during overnight shifts, health union Unison warned yesterday.

    Takeaways, fizzy drinks and unhealthy snacks from vending machines are often the only food available for nurses and...

    Thursday 28th Apr 2016

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • ‘PFI to blame’ for hospital merger

    Unite: Burden of privatisation led to spiral of deficit and debt

    Thursday 7th Jan 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Nursing shortages rock nine in 10 hospitals

    AN ABYSMAL nine in 10 hospitals are failing to meet their own targets for safe numbers of nurses on wards, according to a report revealed yesterday.
    Overworked nurses will be “at breaking point” during another hectic winter in overcrowded hospitals...

    Tuesday 22nd Dec 2015

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Hospitals rake in £3m from parking

    NHS hospital trusts were accused yesterday of a “tax on sick people” with some raking in more than £3 million a year from car parking fees.
    Patients, staff and visitors, including the disabled, have been hit by the ballooning charges each year...

    Tuesday 22nd Dec 2015

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • No room at 12 hospitals for Christmas

    TWELVE hospitals were left without a spare bed available last weekend as the NHS funding crisis worsens, new official figures revealed yesterday.

    Some of London’s largest trusts were running at full capacity, with all of the London North West Healthcare NHS Trust’s 969...

    Saturday 12th Dec 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Addenbrooke Hospital staff struck by serious paper cut

    Bosses banned staff from buying vital stationery supplies

    Thursday 22nd Oct 2015

    posted by Luke James in Britain

  • Bosses ‘turn blind eye to warnings’

    BOSSES at Manchester’s Christie hospital have been accused of ignoring warnings that staff, patients and visitors were in danger of exposure from deadly asbestos for a decade.

    Specialist firm Asbestos Contracting Ltd (ACL) reported in August this year that managers had known for...

    Saturday 17th Oct 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain