New NHS phoneline "will put lives at risk": Doctors" warning after 111 number goes into meltdown

New NHS phoneline 'will put lives at risk': Doctors' warning after 111 number goes into meltdown Callers put on hold for two hours or told to call back tomorrowService overwhelmed just a few hours after launch in some areasDoctors warn making service live nationwide from April will be 'dangerous' By Liz Hull PUBLISHED: 23:34 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:46 GMT, 25 March 2013 Dr Laurence Buckman says April 1 is much too soon to introduce the new 111 service for the NHS Lives will be put at risk unless the Government suspends the new 111 NHS advice line, doctors warned yesterday.

Distressed war veteran, 94, left in blood-soaked pyjamas for FIVE HOURS by “exceptionally busy” A&E department

A hero humiliated: Hospital left veteran, 94, in bloody pyjamas for FIVE hoursRod Gray was taken to Ipswich Hospital after falling over at home Had split his head open was suffering from shock and a head injury His family claim he was left alone, needing the toilet and in distress Mr Gray said he felt 'humiliated' by lack of dignity with which he was treatedThe hospital says it was very busy that evening but it is investigating By John Stevens PUBLISHED: 12:19 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:20 GMT, 13 March 2013 An elderly war hero was left sitting in a casualty department in his blood-soaked pyjamas for more than five hours while he waited to be seen by a doctor.

Dog bite hospital admissions on the rise – especially among children

Dog bite hospital admissions on the rise – especially among children Three-quarters of children admitted to hospital for dog attack injuries needed surgery | UPDATED: 09:32 GMT, 10 August 2012 Hospital admissions for injuries caused by dogs rose by 5.2 per cent in England last year, with young children suffering the most wounds.

Ray Mears helicopter crash: Survival expert reveals why everyone should learn to be lifesavers

I needed all my first aid skills when our helicopter crashed in the middle of nowhere: Ray Mears on why everyone should learn to be lifesavers | UPDATED: 21:45 GMT, 28 July 2012 Ray Mears is on his back, on the floor, pretending to be unconscious.

Staffing crisis in casualty wards forces NHS bosses to turn to military medics

Hospitals call in Army: Staffing crisis in casualty wards forces NHS bosses to turn to military medics Pontefract Hospital has struggled to recruit middle-management doctorsShadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper, described offered solution as 'deeply worrying' A recruitment crisis has forced hospitals to call in Army medical staff to run their accident and emergency departments.

Hospital considers calling in the Army to staff desperately short-staffed A&E

Hospital may 'call in the Army' to staff desperately short-staffed A&E An NHS trust that is so short-staffed at one hospital they have had to close the A&E department at night, has asked the Army to lend them some medics. The casualty department at Pontefract Hospital, which is part of the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, has been shut from 10pm to 8am since November 1 due to shortages in middle-management doctors. The closure has been much criticised by locals and MPs and staff at the hospital have now asked the Army for temporary support – much to the surprise of Wakefield Council