New Zealand woman suffers horrific INTERNAL burns after routine procedure suffers "catastrophic equipment failure"

Woman suffers horrific INTERNAL burns after 'catastrophic equipment failure' during routine gynae operation Jo Partridge, 36, visited hospital for the routine procedure thermal ablationInvolved inserting balloon filled with 87C water to burn womb lining But was left scalded after balloon burst inside her during freak accident She was then left untreated for internal burns by medics for five days11 months later she remains in pain and has had 35 operations to recover PUBLISHED: 15:26 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:49 GMT, 23 April 2013 A woman suffered horrific internal burns after scalding water burst from a medical balloon while it was still inside her.

Major hospitals have missed A&E targets every week for six months, warns Labour

Major hospitals have missed A&E targets EVERY WEEK for six months Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham claims some A&Es are only seeing 70% patients within four hoursThe target is to see 95% of patients in this time Warning comes after one hospital was forced to erect an emergency tent outside because of overcrowding By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 13:20 GMT, 3 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:24 GMT, 3 April 2013 Andy Burnham says that across England major A&E units are failing to meet the target of seeing 95 per cent of patients within four hours Many major hospitals have missed their national accident and emergency target every week for the last six months, it has been claimed.

Frail widow, 88, left on hospital trolley for 12 HOURS in “chaotic” A&E department

Frail widow, 88, left on hospital trolley for 12 HOURS in 'chaotic' A&E department Betty Newberry had to wait 12 hours on a hospital trolley overnight She was rushed to Worcester Royal Hospital after she collapsedNurses in the overcrowded department were treating patients in corridors By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 13:08 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:09 GMT, 1 March 2013 A frail pensioner endured a 12 hour wait on a hospital trolley as overworked nurses struggled in a ‘chaotic’ accident and emergency department.

A&E waiting times “at their worst for 10 years”: Think-tank says four-hour queues are on the rise

A&E waiting times 'at their worst for 10 years': Think-tank says four-hour queues are on the rise The report was compiled by the health think-tank The King’s FundIt also included a poll of 48 NHS finance directors A third said quality of care had deteriorated over the past 12 months By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:36 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:04 GMT, 14 February 2013 The number of patients made to wait four hours or longer in A&E has reached its highest level for a decade, a report claims.

Doctors offered 7,500 "bribe" to stop sending their patients with pneumonia or heart problems to hospital

Doctors offered 7,500 'bribe' to stop sending their patients with pneumonia or heart problems to hospital GPs to be paid not to refer patients to A&E in bid to reduce admissions Controversial scheme could hit elderly the hardest'An unethical waste of taxpayer's money' says Dr Laurence Buckman By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 01:41 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:42 GMT, 3 January 2013 GPs are to be offered ‘bribes’ of around 7,500 to slash the number of patients they send to accident and emergency.

Visitors banned and more wards closed as hospitals battle worst norovirus outbreak for five years

'Please, please don't visit': Hospitals in lockdown amid worst norovirus outbreak in five years Birmingham's City Hospital has imposed the ban until further notice after an outbreak of the bug forced four wards to close Comes as Doncaster & Bassetlaw trust takes to Twitter, begging those with any symptoms to stay away Cases of winter vomiting bug up 72% on last year | UPDATED: 13:16 GMT, 14 December 2012 Hospitals are going into lockdown in a desperate bid to get the winter vomiting bug under control.

A&E waiting times on the rise as number of patients waiting more than 4 hours hits 8-year peak

A&E waiting times on the rise as number of patients waiting more than four hours hits eight-year peak A third of patients spent more than four hours in A&E, compared to 23 per cent in 2004Nearly a quarter of those who arrived by ambulance had to wait more than 15 minutes to be transferred But patients happy with standards of care and hygiene | UPDATED: 15:44 GMT, 6 December 2012 Waiting times in accident and emergency departments are getting longer, according to figures released today by the healthcare regulator.

Wood burning stoves can be a "silent killer", leaking deadly carbon monoxide if not properly fitted

Wood burning stoves can be a 'silent killer', leaking deadly carbon monoxide if not properly fitted<br>Around 40 people die in a year across England and Wales from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning<br>And 4,000 more need to be treated in accident and emergency for CO poisoning <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 18:29 GMT, 20 November 2012 </p> <p>They are a timeless and effective way to keep your home cosy and warm during the winter.

Why are hospitals ignoring a drug that can stop patients bleeding to death?

Why are hospitals ignoring a drug that can stop patients bleeding to death | UPDATED: 23:56 GMT, 8 October 2012 Tranexamic can reduce bleeding and the need for blood transfusions during surgery, according to research One of the greatest risks of surgery is blood loss.