Author - Dan Kamashu

Teenager Emily Moore ‘let down’ at a mental health unit

Teenager Emily Moore 'let down' at a mental health unit. FAMILY HANDOUT Emily Moore had moved to Lanchester Road Hospital shortly before her death An 18-year-old woman who took her own life at a mental health hospital was "let down", her father has said. Emily Moore's death last week follows four others in less than two years at facilities run by the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. Her father David branded mental health services provided by the trust as "diabolical". Trust chief [...]

St Andrew’s Healthcare: Overhaul for ‘failings’ mental health charity

St Andrew's Healthcare: Overhaul for 'failings' mental health charity. Inspectors have raised a number of concerns about the way St Andrew's Healthcare is run A mental health hospital charity that made "repeated and systemic failings" in its leadership is to overhaul its current services. Several concerns were raised at St Andrew's Healthcare, based in Northampton, following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The charity will replace its facility at Fitzroy House, which could hold 110 patients, for a smaller service. Chief executive Katie [...]

The doctor who worked at Spire Hospital accused of botched operations

The doctor who worked at the same firm as Ian Paterson accused of botched operations. Exclusive: Michael Walsh treated patients at a hospital run by Spire, which employed rogue breast surgeon Spire sacked Michael Walsh after colleagues and numerous patients raised concerns. Photograph: David Jones/PA A doctor who worked at the same private healthcare firm as the rogue breast surgeon Ian Paterson has been accused of subjecting scores of his patients to unnecessary operations that left many in pain, traumatised and unable to work, [...]

Plan for Scotland’s first medical cannabis clinic in Aberdeen

Plan for Scotland's first medical cannabis clinic in Aberdeen. GOOGLE Medical cannabis was legalised in the UK in 2018 Plans for Scotland's first medical cannabis clinic in Aberdeen have been unveiled. Medical cannabis was legalised in the UK in November 2018, allowing doctors to prescribe it in certain situations. Sapphire Medical Clinic plans to be the first clinic to "prescribe medical cannabis for all conditions acknowledged to benefit". NHS Grampian said it was "concerning" a clinic using GP referrals could give treatments not available on [...]

New Chief Medical Officer warns UK is sitting on a health timebomb

New Chief Medical Officer warns UK is sitting on a health timebomb because the NHS is struggling to cope with a surge in the number of elderly patients. Chris Whitty says drastic action needed to cope with number of patients 65+ Countryside districts are often poorly served by GPs and hospital clinics he says Professor Whitty proposes a series of radical solutions to our ageing crisis The NHS risks being overwhelmed by an old-age health crisis, the new Chief Medical Officer warns today. Chris Whitty says [...]