Hospitals

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Flu and other viruses pile pressure on NHS as waiting lists hit new high
RSV and norovirus also on rise, while charity says patient care at risk with 7.2m awaiting treatment in England

Pamela Duncan and Carmen Aguilar García

08, Dec, 2022 @1:11 PM

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‘Bring your own syringe’: Malawi’s medical supplies shortage at crisis point
A lack of essential drugs and equipment is causing health centres to close, while critics accuse the government of complacency

Charles Pensulo in Lilongwe

08, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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NHS workers could be banned from striking, No 10 suggests
Downing Street refuses to rule out suggestion laws will be used to stem strikes across health service

Aubrey Allegretti and Kiran Stacey

07, Dec, 2022 @3:40 PM

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Ambulances may not get to all emergency calls during strikes, says Barclay
Health secretary says it is not yet certain if staff in England and Wales will respond to calls from people who have had heart attacks

Aletha Adu Political correspondent

07, Dec, 2022 @10:14 AM

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It’s not just a lack of social care that’s keeping old people trapped in hospital beds | David Lee
Fear of infection means people are discouraged from mingling, resulting in unnecessary physical and mental deterioration, says former NHS manager David Lee

David Lee

05, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Coroner calls for UK anaphylaxis register after Pret a Manger deaths
Families of customers who died after eating food containing allergens welcome report urging reforms

Steven Morris

05, Dec, 2022 @11:18 AM

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Care workers hit back at Matt Hancock’s claim staff brought Covid to care homes
Most cases not caused by decision to discharge patients from hospital without testing, says former health secretary

Sophie Zeldin-O'Neill

03, Dec, 2022 @8:09 PM

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Germany faces ‘catastrophic’ paediatric bed shortage as RSV cases soar
Rising cases of respiratory syncytial virus after pandemic leading to critical hospital pressures

Staff and agencies in Berlin

01, Dec, 2022 @10:23 PM

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Emergency care issues in England contributed to 200 deaths last week, says medical chief
Head of Royal College of Emergency Medicine says lengthy waits forcing ambulances to be ‘wards on wheels’

Emily Dugan

01, Dec, 2022 @9:36 AM

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Ambulance waiting times in England three times longer in some rural areas
Disparity between rural and urban areas uncovered by Lib Dem FoI requests to 10 ambulance trusts

Peter Walker Political correspondent

01, Dec, 2022 @8:54 AM

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Ambulance staff could coordinate strikes with other NHS workers
Tens of thousands of workers in England to take industrial action in run-up to Christmas in row over pay

Aletha Adu Political correspondent

30, Nov, 2022 @10:53 AM

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Urgent surgery ‘may be postponed’ by nurses’ strikes, say NHS bosses
Trusts may also have to suspend chemotherapy, kidney dialysis and other key elements of healthcare

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

28, Nov, 2022 @8:42 PM

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