Category Archives: Health Service

Nurse Repeatedly Stabbed In Newham University Hospital A&E

A male has repeatedly stabbed a female nurse at Newham University Hospital in east London. The incident happened at 05:40 hours on Wednesday, 12 June. The 50-year-old NHS employee was stabbed with a pair of scissors by a 27-year-old male. A statement released by the Metropolitan Police confirmed: ‘Police were called at 05:39hrs on Wednesday, 12 June to reports of

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HEMs Doctor Talks About Delivering Successful Open Chest Surgery On A County Durham Street

Across the country, there are dedicated teams of highly trained medical staff who can be flown to major incidents where seconds and minutes can mean the difference between life-and-death for a patient. The national network of Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMs) is only able to operate thanks to the generosity of the general public. The charitable donations which are made

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Drunk Male Who Assaulted A Nurse Prosecuted Under New Law

A drunk male who assaulted a nurse while being looked after at a hospital emergency department has been prosecuted under new legislation designed to protect emergency services personnel Mark Gallagher was being treated at Hull Royal Infirmary for a head injury he sustained while under the influence of alcohol when he attacked a nurse. Gallagher grabbed the nurse by her

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Street Cannabis ‘Contains Dangerous Amount Of Faecal Matter’

A new study reveals that cannabis resin sold on the streets of Madrid is contaminated with high levels of human faeces. And whilst the study was carried out in Spain, the manner in which the drugs became contaminated should worry anyone who smokes (or eats) cannabis. 90 samples were purchased by analysts in and around the Spanish capital and Aspergillis

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Children’s Doctor Sentenced For Downloading Indecent Images Of Children

A paediatric doctor who downloaded 36 indecent images of children has been sentenced. Ralph Harper, 31, from Stratford in east London, was sentenced to eight months in jail, suspended for 16 months on Wednesday 3rd April at Snaresbrook Crown Court. He was also put on the sex offenders register and handed a sexual harm prevention order. Harper had pleaded guilty

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Hospital Trust Awards £14 Million Contract To Replace VOLUNTEER ‘Blood Bikers’ Service

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust have awarded a £14 million transport contract to a private company for a service that was being provided free of charge by Coventry and Warwickshire Blood Bikes. The private contract, awarded to QE Facilities, now means that volunteer blood bikers covering the same geographical area as will be covered under the new multi-million-pound private

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Teacher Develops A ‘Check-In Monday’ Welfare Board To Help Students

A Teacher in the USA has come up with a fantastic way of enabling her students to ‘reach out’ if they feel like they need someone to talk to. The ‘Check-In Monday’ board enables students to write their name onto the back of a sticky note and place the note onto a white board. Students have the option of choosing:

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Survey Reveals That Two In Three 999 Staff Say Their Employer Encourages Them To Talk About Mental Health

New research from the mental health charity Mind reveals that emergency services staff and volunteers are over twice as likely to say that their service encouraged them to talk about their mental health, compared to four years ago. The survey carried out by Mind, conducted to coincide with the release of a report marking the end of Mind’s Blue Light

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Thief Who Targeted Hospital Staff To Spend 36 Weeks Behind Bars

An opportunistic thief who sneaked into St James’ Park and a Newcastle hospital to steal from staff will spend the next 36 weeks behind bars. Terence Mann took laptops, mobile phones and a computer base unit on February 23. A court was told how the incidents both took place on the same day that Newcastle United played host to Huddersfield

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7-Year-Old Meets The Ambulance Crews Who Helped To Save His Life

A seven-year-old boy who went into cardiac arrest at home has visited ambulance staff who helped save his life, just six weeks after the incident. Tommy Plant became ill at home in the Brandwood End area of Birmingham on the morning of Saturday 19th Jan 2019.  His condition worsened quickly and when ambulance crews arrived they found his dad Jason

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