Farce of new 545m NHS Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham which is too SMALL

Farce of the new 545m NHS hospital which is too SMALL: Flagship unit forced to re-open old wards at the site it replaced Birmingham's new Queen Elizabeth Hospital opened last year 1,213 bed hospital is the second biggest in PFI scheme in the NHS Replaced the old 840-bed hospital built in the 1930s which closed in 2010Bosses say old wards need to be reopened to meet the 'unprecedented demand on services across the region, including the ageing population' Diamond Jubilee celebrations” class=”blkBorder” /> Royal seal of approval: The hospital was officially named by the Queen when she visited Birmingham during her 2012 Diamond Jubilee celebrations The hospital, where the Queen greeted members of the public, was Birmingham's first new acute hospital for 70 years when it began receiving patients in 2010 The finance behind the project came from Consort Healthcare Ltd, which is part of the construction firm Balfour Beatty, a key player in PFI schemes.

Dementia sufferer, 90, rushed to hospital left waiting on a trolley in a corridor for five hours

Dementia sufferer, 90, taken to hospital and 'left waiting on a trolley in a corridor for FIVE HOURS with 25 other patients' Pam Bailey taken to A&E while suffering from water infection and vomitingArrived at Portsmouth hospital where she was put on trolley for five hoursSeen by a doctor and then 'waited another four hours to be taken to ward'Former Women's Royal Naval Servicewoman said incident left her shakenBailey: 'Wait has cut years off my life and I'd like hospital to say “sorry” By Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 16:28 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:27 GMT, 21 February 2013 Traumatic: Pam Bailey, of Fareham, Hampshire, was taken to A&E in an ambulance while suffering from a water infection, vomiting and dehydration A 90-year-old dementia sufferer was left waiting on a trolley in a hospital corridor for a shocking five hours, it was alleged today.

Pregnant woman left distraught after her measles and pneumonia – which could leave her child stillborn – were dismissed by doctors as a virus

Pregnant woman left distraught after her measles and pneumonia – which could leave her child stillborn – were dismissed by doctors as a virus Leah Painell, 23, who is 15 weeks pregnant, complained she was in agonyClaims staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich diagnosed 'virus'After suffering for a week was diagnosed with pneumonia and measlesHer mother claims hospital refused to give her scan to check baby's health By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 12:29 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:31 GMT, 20 February 2013 An expectant mother suffering from pneumonia and measles was turned away by hospital staff three times after a severe rash, temperature and pain were dismissed as a 'virus'.

Malala Yousafzi: Schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban for protesting speaks for first time since she was attacked

'I want every girl, every child to be educated': Schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban speaks defiantly about women's rights for first time15-year-old Malala Yousafzi said God has given her a new life She thanked the public for their prayers and vowed to continue her mission The teenager under went pioneering surgery in the UK at the weekendShe was shot by a Taliban assassin from point blank on a school busA fund has been set up to help teenagers campaigning for education PUBLISHED: 17:22 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 19:16 GMT, 4 February 2013 A defiant Pakistani schoolgirl has spoken publicly for the first time since she was shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for women's rights, and declared she wants every child to be educated.

Teenager crowned beauty queen just six months after face paralysed by stroke

Teenager crowned beauty queen just six months after her face was paralysed by a stroke Emily, 18, was paralysed down the left side of her body after she suffered a stroke while volunteering at Camp AmericaShe regained her smile and learned to walk again after a few months of physiotherapyWon beauty pageant she entered before becoming ill due to 'captivating eyes and smile' By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:56 GMT, 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:57 GMT, 28 January 2013 A teenager has been crowned a beauty queen – just six months after her face was paralysed by a massive stroke.

"It felt like a firework in my brain": Mother receives life-saving two-hour stroke cure

'It felt like a firework in my brain': Mother receives life-saving treatment that cured stroke in two hours Jacqueline had a stroke that left her paralysed and unable to talkShe was cured after surgeons removed the blood clot using a tube containing a tiny mesh basket'It almost felt like fireworks in my head,' the mother saidShe is now fully recovered | UPDATED: 13:27 GMT, 4 December 2012 A mother who suffered a stroke – leaving her paralysed and unable to talk – was cured within two hours after undergoing pioneering treatment.

Can draining blood cut cholesterol and ward off cancer?

Can draining blood cut cholesterol and ward off cancer | UPDATED: 04:35 GMT, 4 December 2012 There may soon come a day when a visit to the GP involves having blood drained from your body — not for a blood test but to help reduce your risk of disease.

Cancer deaths will "fall by 17% by 2030" as treatment improves and people stop smoking

Cancer deaths will 'fall by 17% by 2030' as treatment improves and people stop smokingDeath rates set to drop from 170 to 142 per 100,000Ovarian and breast cancer expected to fall the mostBut oral and liver forms of the disease set to rise | UPDATED: 01:01 GMT, 25 September 2012 Death rates from cancer in the UK are set to fall by almost 17 per cent by 2030, experts predict.

Twice as many patients dying because of poor care after operations than previously thought

Twice as many patients are dying because of poor care after operations than previously thought Death rate higher in Britain than countries such as Finland and EstoniaNearly four in 100 people having common forms of surgery die as a resultPatients are dying from blood poisoning, kidney failure and heart attacks | UPDATED: 06:59 GMT, 21 September 2012 Sloppy NHS care after operations is costing the lives of thousands of patients, research shows.