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.
Cancer patient sues hospital after surgeons removed wrong testicleWiltshire man, 48, sues Salisbury District HospitalSurgery for cancerous testicle saw the other removed By Luke Salkeld PUBLISHED: 01:51 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:51 GMT, 20 February 2013 A patient suffering from cancer who had a healthy testicle removed by mistake is suing the hospital where he had the operation.
Whooping cough jab will now be offered to all pregnant women: Nine babies die in the worst outbreak for decades All women who are between 28 and 38 weeks pregnant will be eligible for the vaccineThe UK is experiencing the worst whooping cough outbreak for 20 years The Department of Health say it is a temporary measure until disease rates fall again | UPDATED: 08:22 GMT, 28 September 2012 Time for action: Pregnant women will now be given the whooping cough jab in the womb Every pregnant woman will be offered the whooping cough jab amid the worst outbreak in more than 20 years.
Pensioner dies after THREE-HOUR wait for ambulance following slip on black iceLocals tried to stem pensioner”s blood with kitchen towels while waiting for ambulanceWiltshire County Council have told Great Western Ambulance Service to hold an inquiry An 88-year-old pensioner died after she was left lying on a freezing cold pavement for three hours while waiting for an ambulance, it has been alleged. It is thought Doreen Wignall fell on black ice causing a head injury as she crossed a bridge in Ludgershall, Wiltshire. An investigation is underway into why it took Great Western Ambulance Service allegedly three hours to send an ambulance to a critically-ill pensioner Repeated calls were made for an ambulance without success while members of the public gave her first aid – including stemming the blood with kitchen towels.