Two-thirds of patients must wait 48 hours to see a GP while a tenth wait two WEEKS

Two-thirds of patients must wait 48 hours to see a GP while a tenth wait two WEEKSPatients struggle for timely access to a doctor, according to a surveySome are forced to wait a fortnight for a consultationNearly half say they are unhappy with local health service By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 01:05 GMT, 22 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:10 GMT, 22 March 2013 Almost two-thirds of patients say they struggle to get an appointment with a GP within two days, according to new research Two thirds of patients do not think their out-of-hours GP is safe, a report warns today.

Teacher Wendy Killian donates a kidney to the eight-year-old pupil she calls her "sunshine girl"

A lesson in humanity: Teacher donates a kidney to the eight-year-old pupil she calls her 'sunshine girl'Wendy Killian is a teacher at Mansfield Christian School, Ohio She has vowed to donate one of her organs to eight year old NicoleIt comes after her own son was saved by a blood platelet donor She said she is 'nobody special' just a 'wife, a mummy and a teacher' By Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 10:43 GMT, 14 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:35 GMT, 14 March 2013 When teacher Wendy Killian's young son was in desperate need of a platelet donation, a donor stepped in to save his life.

"A bug on my contact lens ate away my cornea": Pensioner forced to have eye removed after developing horrendous infection

'A bug on my contact lens ate away my cornea': Pensioner forced to have eye removed after developing horrendous infection June Scott hospitalised for three weeks after lens began burning her eyeballA fungal infection known as fusarium was attacking her left eyeAfter three unsuccessful operations to remove infection, eye was removed By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:29 GMT, 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:43 GMT, 11 February 2013 A pensioner has been left blind in one eye after an infection caused by her contact lens 'ate away' her cornea.

Inside Britain"s FAT ward: Where clinically obese patients weighing as much as 47-stone are treated with reinforced wheelchairs and industrial…

Inside Britain's FAT ward: Where clinically obese patients weighing as much as 47-stone are treated with reinforced wheelchairs and industrial weighing scales Based at the Sunderland Royal Hospital, the ward is at the heart of one of the most overweight parts of the countryMore than 600 weight loss operations performed last yearNew documentary follows plight of 29-year-old Terry Garner, who is 47 stone and housebound | UPDATED: 19:13 GMT, 10 December 2012 From super-size doors to reinforced wheelchairs, everything is larger than life.

How tick box culture has made nursing the UNCARING profession

How tick box culture has made nursing the UNCARING professionThe modern career of a nurse has turned the 'caring profession' academic | UPDATED: 22:35 GMT, 8 December 2012 Not long ago, a friend of mine, who is in her 40s, was in hospital following a knee operation.

Schoolboy, 16, risked his life after going into burning house to rescue toddler, 2, trapped inside

“I knew I had to do something”: Schoolboy, 16, risked his life going into burning house to rescue toddler, 2, trapped insideNelson Fonangwan was awoken when his neighbour started screamingBlack smoke billowed from Southampton home of Aneta JedlikoswkaHer son Adam, 2, was trapped inside house after door blew shut on her | UPDATED: 14:15 GMT, 30 September 2012 A courageous 16-year-old boy risked his own life to save a toddler trapped inside a burning home.

Teenage girl whose limbs dislocate up to 18 times a day

Teenage girl whose limbs dislocate up to 18 times a day, begs health bosses for treatment funding Phoebe Bruce has a genetic condition that means her collagen is too weak to hold her limbs in placeShe is regularly rushed to A&E following agonising dislocationsSuffers at least one dislocation a day | UPDATED: 15:25 GMT, 23 August 2012 A teenager has a rare genetic condition that means even a yawn can cause one of her arms or legs to dislocate.

Amy Kirkby death: Girl who died after collapsing in the shower may have suffered electrical fault in the heart

'Healthy' girl, 17, who died after collapsing in the shower may have suffered from electrical fault in the heart, inquest hears Pathologist says Amy suffered sudden cardiac death, possibly caused by an electrical conduction problem of the heart | UPDATED: 16:53 GMT, 21 August 2012 Amy was described as being 'fit and well' the week before she died A teenage girl who collapsed while she was taking a shower is thought to have died from an unknown electrical problem with her heart, an inquest heard.