Cancer patient left inoperable after Covid-19 delay

Cancer patient left inoperable after Covid-19 delay. AMANDA ROGERS Adrian Rogers and his wife Amanda were left devastated after delays to his bowel cancer treatment meant his tumours became inoperable A bowel cancer patient whose operation was cancelled due to Covid-19 has said "people will have died" from delays. Adrian Rogers, 46, was due to have an operation in April, but after treatment delays his cancer became inoperable. The scaffolder from Retford, Nottinghamshire, said the government could have done more to ensure beds were [...]

Jessica Powell: Investigation into death of mental health patient

Jessica Powell: Investigation into death of mental health patient. FAMILY HANDOUT Jessica Powell's family described her as a "brave young woman" An investigation has been launched into the death of a young woman who was being treated on a mental health ward. Jessica Powell died last weekend after being admitted to Yeovil District Hospital A&E in a critically ill condition on 19 August. The 20-year-old had been a long-term inpatient on Rowan Ward at Summerlands Hospital in Yeovil. Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is investigating the [...]

NHS figures reveal long waits for routine ops in England

NHS figures reveal long waits for routine ops in England. GETTY IMAGES Attendances at A&E in England were 30% lower last month than in July 2019 The number of patients admitted for routine treatment in hospitals in England was down 67% in June compared with the same time last year, NHS figures show. The number of people going to accident and emergency units in England in July was also down on last year, by 30%. The coronavirus pandemic has caused disruption to many areas [...]

Ministers urged to help schools with Covid measures after call for routine tests rejected

Ministers urged to help schools with Covid measures after call for routine tests rejected. Labour calls for extra resources after Nick Gibb insists only those showing symptoms will be tested in England. Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Lunchtime at Kempsey primary in Worcester in May. Photograph: Jacob King/PA Ministers are facing fresh pressure to help schools in England limit the spread of coronavirus when they reopen fully in September after rejecting a call for teachers and pupils to undergo routine testing. Nick [...]

Rats seen scuttling around mental health ward garden

Rats seen scuttling around mental health ward garden. LDRS Cardiff and Vale University Health Board said it was aware of the problem and was taking steps to tackle it Rats have been seen scuttling around the gardens of a mental health ward near Cardiff, prompting complaints from staff. The gardens at Llandough Hospital had been the "perfect habitat" for rats for years, a staff member claimed. The employee, who asked to remain anonymous, said it had been "an ongoing issue for a long time". Cardiff [...]