One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks

One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks The 20million campaign follows a big rise in cases in South WalesMany affected missed out on vaccination in late 1990s and early 2000s587 confirmed measles cases in England in first three months of 2013That's more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 ” class=”blkBorder” /> Vaccinations: Figures show there were 587 confirmed measles cases in England in the first three months of this year, more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 Figures from Public Health England (PHE) show there were 587 confirmed measles cases in England in the first three months of this year, more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012.

Pensioner who had heart attack had to be carried out of her bedroom window by a CRANE to keep her heart beating

Pensioner who had heart attack had to be carried out of her bedroom window by a CRANE to keep her heart beating Paramedics were called to Joan Smith, 78, who'd collapsed upstairs at home Each time paramedics tried to carry her downstairs, her heart stoppedRealised that in order to save Mrs Smith, she would need to be kept flat Being in an upright position can put strain on the heart Paramedics had to use an aerial ladder platform to get her to the ambulance By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 09:46 GMT, 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:04 GMT, 17 April 2013 A woman who suffered a heart attack had to be carried out of her bedroom window using a crane.

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.

Mother without travel insurance stranded in Spain with desperately ill baby girl born 13 weeks EARLY during holiday

Couple stranded abroad with desperately ill baby girl after she arrived 13 weeks EARLY – and they had no travel insurance Zowie Lyons, 25, and her partner Sam Hilton, 20, had planned winter breakMiss Lyons was 27 weeks pregnant but had been given all-clear to flyShe went into labour on second day of holiday and baby Ellizeah was bornNewborn suffered several medical complications and is in intensive careIs so sick that needs to come home by air ambulance, which will cost 12,000Couple have no travel insurance, so are stranded unless they raise the funds By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 19:02 GMT, 22 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:32 GMT, 22 March 2013 A couple who went to Spain for a quiet weekend before their daughter was born have become stranded after she arrived 13 weeks early.

Now 1 in 20 of us has diabetes: Cases rise by more than a third in six years

Now 1 in 20 of us has diabetes: Cases rise by more than a third in six years132,000 patients found to have condition last yearBrings total to 3.04million – 4.6 per cent of UK populationA further 850,000 thought to have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:58 GMT, 4 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:59 GMT, 4 March 2013 Soaring obesity rates are being blamed for the rise in type 2 diabetes One in 20 Britons is suffering from diabetes as a result of soaring obesity rates, a shocking study has found.

Coroner criticises box-ticking culture of doctors as she rules in inquest of seven week old baby who died of pneumonia

Coroner criticises box-ticking culture of doctors as she hears how seven-week-old baby died of pneumonia after being taken to private out-of-hours clinic Dr Shirley Radcliffe said GPs were obliged to practice 'defensive medicine' Axel Peanberg King originally diagnosed with viral infection He died from pneumonia at the age of just seven weeks old His parents had been in contact with private out-of-hours clinic HarmoniFirm has previously come under fire for poor levels of staffing By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 16:59 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:27 GMT, 1 March 2013 A coroner yesterday attacked the box-ticking culture among GPs after hearing how a desperately ill baby was not seen quickly enough.

Body of elderly patient found in grounds of Liverpool hospital

Body of elderly patient found in grounds of Liverpool hospital 80-year-old patient went missing from Royal Liverpool University Hospital at 7.30pm last night Was found dead outside the hospital seven hours later By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 17:20 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 20:21 GMT, 14 February 2013 Police have launched an investigation after an 80-year-old patient went missing and was found dead outside a hospital seven hours later.

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.

"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.

Turn doctors and nurses into hospital inspectors to avoid more unnecessary deaths, says report into scandal-hit NHS trust

Turn doctors and nurses into hospital inspectors to avoid more unnecessary deaths, says report into scandal-hit NHS trust Long-awaited public inquiry into the scandal-hit Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust to be published next weekUp to 1,200 patients may have died needlessly Crackdown after such serious failings occurred despite various regulatory bodies being in place /12/10/article-2245865-0C0A7E8D000005DC-480_468x286.jpg” width=”468″ height=”286″ alt=”Up to 1,200 patients may have died needlessly over a four-year period at Stafford Hospital, where patients were found to have been treated 'appallingly'” class=”blkBorder” /> Up to 1,200 patients may have died needlessly over a four-year period at Stafford Hospital, where patients were found to have been treated 'appallingly' The 11million inquiry, led by Robert Francis QC, is examining what went wrong at the trust between January 2005 and March 2009.