Health

Hospital waits worsen throughout UK

Picture copyright stockvisual The efficiency of hospitals throughout the UK has slumped with targets for most cancers, A&E and deliberate operations now being missed en masse, BBC analysis reveals. Nationally England, Wales and Northern Eire haven’t hit considered one of their three key targets for 18 months. Solely Scotland has had any success previously 12 months – hitting its A&E goal thrice. Ministers accepted rising demand had left the NHS

‘You see a lot unhappiness’

Picture caption Natalie Greaves mentioned life as a paramedic is usually a “rollercoaster” For eight weeks, BBC One collection Ambulance has shone a lightweight on the day-to-day work of West Midlands Ambulance Service. Right here, among the present’s most recognisable faces discuss life on the entrance line. “You’re delivering a child one minute and attempting to start out somebody’s coronary heart the following,” says paramedic Natalie Greaves. “You by no

Actuality Examine

Picture copyright AFP The declare: A canine within the US is extra more likely to obtain radiotherapy than an individual in Nigeria. Actuality Examine verdict: There are far fewer radiotherapy machines serving individuals in Nigeria than canines within the US. However extra US pets are recognized with most cancers than Nigerian individuals – so there are extra machines per most cancers affected person in Nigeria than per pet with most

Psychological well being: 10 charts on the size of the issue

Picture copyright Different At anybody time, a sixth of the inhabitants in England aged 16 to 64 have a psychological well being drawback, in line with statistics physique NHS Digital. Whether or not it’s household or pals, neighbours or work colleagues, the probabilities are everyone knows somebody who’s affected. And allowing for the determine leaves out much less frequent situations and is a snapshot in time, you possibly can simply

Share of European Union workers leaving NHS rises following Brexit

Picture copyright sturti Picture caption Specialists say England doesn’t but produce sufficient home-grown workers for the NHS to satisfy necessities with out employees from overseas The proportion of EU nationals leaving jobs within the NHS is rising, whereas the share of these becoming a member of is shrinking. The BBC analysed NHS Digital figures, which confirmed the development in England over the previous two-and-a-half years. Well being specialists say the

Woman’s lung collapsed after screaming at One Path

Picture copyright Getty Photographs A 16-year-old fan’s ‘lung collapsed’ after she screamed an excessive amount of at a One Path live performance, an emergency physician advised the BBC. The woman turned in need of breath in the course of the live performance however continued cheering “as a result of she was a brilliant fan”. When she attended the hospital straight afterwards, they discovered air had leaked into three completely different

Leeds United gamers and employees donate pay to boy’s most cancers care

Picture copyright Nye household Picture caption 4-year-old Toby, who lives in Leeds, turned unwell at Christmas final 12 months Gamers and employees at Leeds United Soccer Membership are to donate a day’s wage to assist fund a four-year-old fan’s most cancers remedy. Toby Nye has high-risk neuroblastoma, a uncommon type of most cancers, which spreads quickly throughout the physique. The remedy wanted will not be routinely accessible on the NHS

Hospitals in England to ban ‘super-size’ chocolate bars

Picture copyright Alamy “Tremendous-sized” chocolate bars are to be banished from hospital retailers, canteens and merchandising machines, NHS England says. Sweets and chocolate offered in hospitals needs to be 250 energy or underneath, the pinnacle of the physique says. Beneath the plans, most “seize luggage” can be banned – with hospitals given a money enhance for facilitating the change. The proposals would additionally see 75% of pre-packed sandwiches coming in

NHS surgical procedure waits run into years in Northern Eire

Picture caption Megan’s mum Karen says she is contemplating paying privately for her daughter’s operation Sufferers in Northern Eire are ready three years to see a guide about having surgical procedure following a GP referral. The BBC has obtained unique figures exhibiting lengthy ready instances earlier than a call to function. In Northern Eire, targets say most sufferers needs to be seen inside 9 weeks and none ought to wait

Psychological well being care for brand spanking new moms in Wales ‘unacceptable’

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption Wales’ personal mom and child unit was closed in 2013 Calls have been made for a specialist mom and child unit to open in Wales to assist these struggling psychological sickness. The shortage of in-patient care for ladies affected by extreme perinatal psychological well being sicknesses has been described as unacceptable by a committee of AMs. The Kids and Younger Folks’s committee of the