Bereavement room opens at Worcestershire Royal Hospital

4:27pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A NEW room has opened at Worcestershire Royal Hospital for women and their families who have experienced a pregnancy loss.

Evesham donor handed award for giving 75 pints of blood

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5:23pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A SELFLESS donor has been handed an awarded for giving 75 pints of blood.

Ill but not ashamed: Worcester woman posts bikini shots featuring colostomy bag

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11:28am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A BRAVE young woman from Worcester has posed in a bikini with her colostomy bags to inspire young people to be more confident about their bodies as she continues the fight against a debilitating bowel disease.

Pair visited Worcestershire A&E more than 50 times each in a year

Worcester News: CONCERN: Worcestershire Royal, one of the three county hospital the trust currently runs

8:53am Tuesday 14th January 2014

TWO patients walked through the doors of Worcester’s under-pressure A&E department more than once a week for an entire year.

Mum left humbled by donor offers after Worcester News appeal

Worcester News: DESPERATE PLEA: Sally-Anne Grainger, of Warndon Villages, with her daughters Megan, aged nine, and Kelsey, 14.

8:20am Monday 13th January 2014

A MOTHER-of-two from Worcester has been left humbled by kind-hearted readers who have said they are willing to donate a kidney to her.

'Don't cut our wardens' plea at meeting to discuss cuts

Worcester News: IT’S LIKE THIS: Brian Hunt, vice-chairman of Worcestershire Pensioners Action Group, makes his point in defence of wardens.

11:20am Thursday 9th January 2014

WARDENS must never be cut from sheltered housing say older people who believe the service saves lives.

New clubs give new year weight watchers the chance to succeed

Worcester News: UNWANTED: Dawn Cooper, left, and Shelley Ford show the skirt and jeans they discarded after losing weight.

11:00am Tuesday 7th January 2014

SLIMMERS in Worcester hoping to fulfil a new year’s resolution to lose weight are being invited to join others with the same goal.

'I want to see my children grow up' says transplant hopeful

Worcester News: DESPERATE PLEA: Sally-Anne Grainger, of Warndon Villages, with her daughters Megan, aged nine, and Kelsey, 14.

11:15am Monday 6th January 2014

A DESPERATE mother is forgoing the usual new year wishes to ask for something more important than anything – the chance to see her two daughters grow up.

'I'm a different person now,' says super-slimmer Matt

Worcester News: BEFORE AND AFTER: Matt Cording who now weighs just 12 stone and 6lbs. He was 19 stone and 13.5lbs.

7:44am Thursday 2nd January 2014

A SCHOOL caretaker who was once the butt of jokes because he was morbidly obese is now helping super slimmers in his group have the last laugh.

Hospitals should offer tests during weekends

Worcester News: On-call NHS staff to get parking permits

4:20pm Friday 20th December 2013

PLANS to instruct hospitals to make senior staff and vital tests available seven-days-a-week are “long overdue”, according to a top county health watchdog.

Passing medical worker helps after man falls in the road

Worcester News: Two hospitalised after Stourport crash

1:02pm Thursday 19th December 2013

A QUICK-THINKING first responder was on hand to help after a 66-year-old man fell in the road outside the Northwick Arms in Worcester today.

NHS chiefs’ action bid on beds crisis

Worcester News: DUTY OF CARE: Worcestershire Health and Care Trust is preparing to honour staff at its annual Achievement Awards.

11:20am Thursday 12th December 2013

NEW ‘sub-acute’ hospital wards could be created across Worcestershire in a bid to tackle problems with bed blocking.

Patient broke his neck after falling out of bed

Worcester News: DUTY OF CARE: Worcestershire Health and Care Trust is preparing to honour staff at its annual Achievement Awards.

8:40am Wednesday 11th December 2013

A FORMER bricklayer broke his neck when he came round from an anaesthetic and fell out of bed in hospital.

'Ignoring hospital centralisation will harm services,' says specialist

Worcester News: On-call NHS staff to get parking permits

3:34pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

IGNORING calls for hospital centralisation will cause vital services to collapse and create an ‘un-met need’ for life-saving treatments in Worcestershire, a top specialist has warned.

We need expertise and not more beds

Worcester News: On-call NHS staff to get parking permits

10:30am Friday 6th December 2013

INCREASING the number of hospital beds is not the answer to mounting pressures on the health system in Worcester, according to one expert.

Top award for champion of social workers

Worcester News: HONOURED: Peter Gilbert.

6:30am Friday 6th December 2013

A SOCIAL worker’s outstanding contribution to helping people with mental health and learning disabilities has been recognised with a top national award.

Council won’t ban staff from smoking

Worcester News: Patients are being handed leaflets advising on how to stop smoking

10:30am Tuesday 3rd December 2013

WORCESTERSHIRE County Council won’t be following the example of their hospital colleagues in banning smoking among staff – for now.

Budget cuts could leave most vulnerable at risk

Worcester News: Is money ruining football?

10:10am Sunday 1st December 2013

SOCIAL services in Worcestershire are among the best performing in the country, new figures have revealed.

Ambulance station site set for care home?

Worcester News: Medics resignations: 'Ambulance staff feel they are being run ragged'

6:00am Sunday 24th November 2013

EVESHAM’S ambulance station site could become a care home if re-development plans are successful.

NHS ‘wasting £150k on utilities’

Worcester News: DOWN THE PLUGHOLE: The Taxpayers' Alliance claims £150,000 a year is being wasted.

8:50pm Saturday 23rd November 2013

NEW figures claim the NHS in Worcestershire is wasting more than £150,000 a year on energy and water bills.

Worcester model secures breast implant payout

Worcester News: Model Elizabeth Cathey has backed the recommendations

8:53am Thursday 21st November 2013

A WORCESTER model who had faulty breast implants removed after they were deemed unsafe has been awarded compensation following a landmark legal ruling.

Big rise in obesity-related hospital admissions

Worcester News: Stark increase in county obesity

6:00am Thursday 21st November 2013

OBESITY is a factor in more than 120 emergency hospital admissions every month in south Worcestershire, new figures reveal.

Two-tier A&E is part of plan for emergency care

Worcester News: MP backs Bill to curb loan sharks

6:10am Thursday 14th November 2013

PLANS to create a two-tier A&E system have been labelled “the most significant” reorganisation of emergency care in the history of the NHS by a top Worcestershire watchdog.

Bosch! Brave Georgia's got her new bed

Worcester News: Eager Belieber Georgia

12:30pm Friday 8th November 2013

STAFF at a Worcester firm united to fund-raise in order to give one brave youngster a special birthday present.

Trust needs to attack flu with jab for all staff

Worcester News: CONCERN: Worcestershire Royal, one of the three county hospital the trust currently runs

5:40pm Wednesday 6th November 2013

FLU-fighting efforts are being stepped up at Worcestershire Royal Hospital in a bid to ensure the county does not miss out on crucial funding.

Pioneering health plan will be rolled out in Worcestershire

Worcester News: NHS logo

6:40pm Tuesday 5th November 2013

AN ambitious programme to transform health and social care for patients in Worcestershire has been named as a national pioneer by the Department of Health.

Playing with concussion branded 'foolhardy and irresponsible'

Worcester News: Playing on: Hugo Lloris refused to be substituted after being injured in a collision with Romelu Lukaku. Picture: Action Images

8:40am Tuesday 5th November 2013

THE boss of a Worcester-based brain injury charity has slammed the decision to let Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris play on after being knocked unconscious as “foolhardy and irresponsible”.

Doctors back centralisation of A&E services

Worcester News: DUTY OF CARE: Worcestershire Health and Care Trust is preparing to honour staff at its annual Achievement Awards.

6:00am Thursday 31st October 2013

DOCTORS from the south of the county are backing the centralisation of A&E, maternity and paediatric services at Worcestershire Royal Hospital in Worcester.

Worcestershire breast cancer campaigner Cherry Robinson dies

Worcester News: RIP: Cherry Robinson

6:00am Wednesday 30th October 2013

A POPULAR and passionate breast cancer campaigner who never gave up the fight for a new life-saving unit has died before she could see it open.

Did painkillers drive dad-of-two to suicide?

Worcester News: Michael Hatcher, who lived in Worcester, died on July 1

8:00am Thursday 24th October 2013

A DISTRAUGHT widow has blamed painkillers for her husband taking his own life, saying "he couldn't win" in his battle between pain relief and severe side effects.

Alarm bells ringing at county A&E departments

Worcester News: NHS logo

6:21pm Wednesday 11th September 2013

ALARM bells are sounding at Worcestershire’s A&E departments after important targets for seeing patients within four hours were missed.

Is extra £1m enough to keep A&E running through winter?

Worcester News: UNDER PRESSURE: Worcestershire Royal Hospital

11:17am Wednesday 11th September 2013

JUST £1 million of a £250 million pot of government funding to help hospitals cope over the winter will be heading to Worcestershire.

Commercial Feature: Macmillan Coffee Mornings

Worcester News: Macmillan Coffee Morning

12:10pm Tuesday 10th September 2013

Join the world’s biggest coffee morning and raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support...

Patients’ medical notes left at train station

Worcester News: NHS logo

7:40am Wednesday 4th September 2013

AN investigation has been launched after confidential medical notes for seriously ill patients were left lying on a table in a train station waiting room.

NHS complaints rocket in Worcestershire

Worcester News: NHS logo

6:00pm Thursday 29th August 2013

THE number of complaints being made about NHS organisations has rocketed in the last year, new figures reveal, but the trust claims it is down to increased transparency.

A father’s heartbreaking legacy to help his son

Worcester News: BRAVE: Neil Platt, who died from MND in 2009, pictured with his son Oscar.

10:40am Monday 17th June 2013

When Neil Platt was told he had Motor Neurone Disease, he wanted the world to see what the disease does

HEALTH MATTERS: DR CARL ELLSON Chief Clinical Officer NHS South Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

10:35am Monday 17th June 2013

REDUCING the number of emergency admissions to hospitals is one of the key challenges facing the NHS. Accident and emergency departments across the country are seeing an increase in the number of patients coming through the doors, which is putting the emergency departments under great pressure.

A diabetes diagnosis is not the end of the world

Worcester News: INSPIRING: Cyclist Stephen Clancy.

8:43am Monday 10th June 2013

Ahead of Diabetes Awareness Week,ABI JACKSON talks to those in the know for their advice on living with it

Hay fever is not something to be sniffed at, says Sian

Worcester News: SNEEZE: An allergy to pollen can make life a misery during the summer.

3:47pm Tuesday 4th June 2013

The ITV weather forecaster talks to GABRIELLE FAGAN about coping with the common allergy

It’s good to talk, but most men need to open up more

3:45pm Tuesday 4th June 2013

WHAT many dads really need this Father’s Day is less stress and depression. But first they need to talk about their problems, says the Men’s Health Forum. Lisa Salmon reports.

Dedicated to little Spartan, the baby left blind, deaf and brain damaged by a medical mistake. Watch his video of love

Worcester News: Brave 'Spartan' Vasili Kalisperas has been left permanently disabled

7:00am Wednesday 22nd May 2013

THE parents of a newborn baby left severely brain damaged after a student midwife failed to act on the signs of jaundice want to ensure the mistakes are never repeated.

HEALTH MATTERS: Carl Elson, Clinical Lead, NHS South Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

8:40am Monday 20th May 2013

DYING is the one thing that we know will happen to all of us. Why is it then that in the UK we are reluctant to talk about dying, death or bereavement even to our nearest and dearest?

HEALTH MATTERS: Sue Baker, Matron, Community Stroke Service, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

3:22pm Monday 13th May 2013

COMMUNITY Stroke Service (CSS) has just had the results back from a county-wide questionnaire, completed by all patients who were seen on one or more occasion.

'Seven-inch forceps left sewn inside me for three months'

Worcester News: The forceps were sewn inside Mrs Bowett

7:33am Friday 10th May 2013

A HOSPITAL blunder saw a seven-inch pair of forceps sewn up inside a patient following a routine operation at a Worcestershire hospital.

You can take the girl out of Essex...

Worcester News: BIG HUGS: Gemma and her mum Joan in a photo from her autobiography.

11:32am Tuesday 7th May 2013

TOWIE’s Gemma Collins speaks openly to GABRIELLE FAGAN about traumatic events in her personal life

HEALTH MATTERS: Take steps to get back on your path to happiness

11:27am Tuesday 7th May 2013

A GLIMPSE of blue sky and sunshine can lift our spirits but many of us find that complete happiness is far harder to achieve. Author Lois Blyth tells Gabrielle Fagan her easy-tofollow plan to swap worry and anxiety for joy and contentment There is, of course, no single path to happiness because everyone views the world slightly differently, and each person’s road to contentment is unique. But the happiness habit is an easy one to acquire, Blyth believes. Here are her easy steps to get the happiness habit.

HEALTH MATTERS: Ian Roberts, senior paramedic with the Midlands Air Ambulance

2:39pm Monday 29th April 2013

I KNOW first hand just how beautiful Worcestershire is, as a flight paramedic based at Midlands Air Ambulance’s Strensham base I get to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the county on a daily basis.

HEALTH MATTERS: Carl Ellson, Clinical Lead, NHS South Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

11:37am Thursday 25th April 2013

The NHS is there for us from the moment we are born.

A single rose happy in her own company

Worcester News: TURF WARS: Charlie Dimmock’s still smiling, despite her pet horse going on a wrecking spree in her garden.

11:37am Thursday 25th April 2013

Charlie Dimmock found fame on TV’s Ground Force. She tells Gabrielle Fagan about how she’s preparing for old age

Blooming Lamb finds herself in sunny place

Worcester News: I’M SO LUCKY: Amanda Lamb looks forward to the birth of her second child.

10:23am Monday 15th April 2013

AMANDA LAMB talks to Gabrielle Fagan about the heartbreak of miscarriage and her joy at expecting a second child

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