Health, Safety & Well-being

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 [...]

Home for vulnerable people ‘inadequate’ in all areas

Home for vulnerable people 'inadequate' in all areas. Getty Images A care home providing accommodation to people with special needs has had its service downgraded from "good" to "inadequate" in all areas. Otterhayes in Devon has been put into special measures after the Care and Quality Commission (CQC) found it failed to ensure patients' safety. One epileptic patient was told to ring staff if needed, something "clearly" impossible during a seizure, the CQC said. The care home in Ottery St Mary was, at the [...]

Coronavirus: A Cameroon student on how he recovered

Coronavirus: A Cameroon student on how he recovered ALAMY Kem Senou Pavel Daryl is the first African to contract the virus in China When Kem Senou Pavel Daryl, a 21-year-old Cameroonian student living in the Chinese city of Jingzhou, contracted the coronavirus he had no intention of leaving China, even if that were possible. "No matter what happens I don't want to take the sickness back to Africa," he said from his university dormitory, where he is now under a 14-day quarantine. He was [...]

Lily Wythe: ‘Brave’ teenager dies from ‘cruel’ brain tumour

Lily Wythe: 'Brave' teenager dies from 'cruel' brain tumour BRAIN TUMOUR RESEARCH Lily Wythe was diagnosed with brain cancer in September A 14-year-old girl for whom £300,000 was raised so she could undergo brain tumour treatment abroad has died. Lily Wythe, of Essex, was diagnosed with brain cancer in September. An online campaign was set up by her best friend Lillie Cotgrove to raise money to fund medical treatment at Seattle Children's Hospital. The fundraising target was met in January. Her family announced on Facebook the death [...]

Schools to be advised not to close over suspected coronavirus cases

Schools to be advised not to close over suspected coronavirus cases. GETTY IMAGES Schools do not need to close or send staff and pupils home if there is a suspected case of coronavirus, the new guidance is to recommend. Public Health England will say no restrictions or special control measures are needed while tests are carried out on a suspected case. If a case is confirmed, health protection teams will speak to the headteacher and action will be taken. PHE is expected to issue [...]