Hospital chief executive "steps down" amid concerns over patient death rates

Hospital chief executive 'steps down' amid concerns over patient death rates Major investigation underway at Royal Bolton Hospital, ManchesterFour times as many cases of blood poisoning were recorded than would normally be expected at the hospital in a yearRaised fears over whether some patients may have been recorded as dying from septicaemia when they also had other serious conditions Jackie Bene, acting chief executive of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and the person in charge of recording the information, has 'stepped aside' Robert Francis renews call for a NHS culture change starting today He said: 'Wrong that hospital security and cab drivers face more regulations than worker 'cleaning the bottom of your grandmother' , although a similar-sized trust would expect to have just 200.

Mother with severe back pain discovers she is PREGNANT – and gives birth 24 hours later

Mother rushed to hospital with severe back pain discovers she is PREGNANT – and gives birth 24 hours later Kelly Gadsby, from Tamworth, was on the pill and had periods as normalShe had no signs of pregnancy and friends told her she looked slimmer Partner suffers from Chron's disease and was told he may never conceive PUBLISHED: 12:40 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:07 GMT, 21 February 2013 A mother who was rushed to hospital with severe back ache was stunned to discover she was actually nine months' pregnant.

16stone woman Jodie Driver sheds half her body weight after holiday shame

'The masseuse pointed at my stomach and said “baby”' 16stone woman sheds half her body weight after holiday shame Jodie Driver, was teased by a masseuse while on holiday in Turkey in 2009 about her size 22 shapeIt made her determined to slim and she ditched takeaways for healthy meals, back in Turkey after slimming down Jodie spent the remainder of the holiday covered up, too self conscious to wear anything remotely revealing in risk of further ridicule.

Why you should exercise BEFORE breakfast – you"ll burn 20 per cent more body fat

Why you should exercise BEFORE breakfast – you'll burn 20 per cent more body fat Those who exercised before breakfast also burned 20% more fat than those who worked out afterwardsEarly morning exercisers did not consume additional calories during the day compared to their peers By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:04 GMT, 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:15 GMT, 24 January 2013 Rise and shine! Getting out before breakfast will help you burn more fat during a workout Early risers who exercise on an empty stomach before breakfast can burn up to 20 per cent more body fat, according to new research.

Toddler dies from meningitis just hours after parents spotted the classic rash caused by killer bug

Parents' heartbreak after toddler dies from meningitis just hours after tell-tale rash appeared Willow Bate was rushed to hospital when parents spotted blotches on chestBut within an hour, she was covered with a purple rash and doctors diagnosed her with meningococcal septicaemiaHer heart stopped beating three times and her devastated parents were forced to make the agonising decision not to revive her fourth time By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:43 GMT, 18 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:36 GMT, 18 January 2013 A seemingly healthy 15-month-old girl died from meningitis just hours after her parents first noticed the killer bug's classic rash.

Why the Monday blues means you should make your doctor"s appointment for the end of the week

Why the Monday blues means you should make doctors appointments for the end of the week Appointments made for the beginning of the week were missed more often than those at the endPatients may feel less able to cope with the prospect of being given bad news at the start of the working weekShifting appointments to Thursday and Friday could save NHS 60m a year, claim experts | UPDATED: 11:24 GMT, 17 December 2012 When booking a GP appointment, your best bet is to avoid the start of the week.

Kate Middleton"s hyperemesis gravidarum: "I"ve been there and it felt like being poisoned," says mother

'I've been there, Kate, and it felt like being poisoned': One mother tells of her extreme morning sickness Sonia Purnell was 34 when she suffered hyperemesis gravidarum – the same condition as the Duchess of CambridgeHere she tells how the joy of being pregnant was overshadowed by an onslaught of violent nausea | UPDATED: 08:53 GMT, 4 December 2012 News of the Duchess of Cambridge’s admission to hospital yesterday, suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum – extreme morning sickness – instantly made me relive the agonies of my first pregnancy 15 years ago.