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.

Hospital chief executive quits amid suggestions death rates were" fiddled to improve results"

Hospital chief executive quits amid suggestions death rates were' fiddled to improve results' Major investigation underway at Royal Bolton Hospital, ManchesterFour times as many deaths were recorded from septicaemia than expectedAround 800 deaths recorded as this rather than the expected 200 Jackie Bene, acting chief executive of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, has quitRobert Francis renews call for a NHS culture change starting today Wrong that hospital security and cab drivers face more regulations than worker 'cleaning the bottom of your grandmother', he added .

Celebrity hair stylist James Brown reveals HE"S had a hair transplant (after 20 years of hiding his bald spot under those trademark hats)

Celebrity hair stylist James Brown reveals HE'S had a hair transplant (after 20 years of hiding his bald spot under those trademark hats) Stylist to the stars noticed his hair was thinning at the age of 24Tried to ignore the problem but became increasing paranoid about it Took the plunge to have hair transplant last yearHad cutting edge procedure where hair is surgically transplanted from the back of the head to the crown | UPDATED: 19:32 GMT, 7 December 2012 He is famous for styling the tresses of Kate Moss, Sienna Miller and Emma Watson.

Thieves are walking out of NHS wards with vital equipment

The great hospital robbery: Defibrillators, baby heart monitors, even beds – thieves are walking out of NHS wards with vital equipment | UPDATED: 07:20 GMT, 25 September 2012 You may think that even the lowest, most callous criminal would draw the line at stealing life-saving medical equipment such as baby heart monitors and emergency resuscitation systems from NHS hospitals.

The great hospital robbery: Defibrillators, baby heart monitors, even beds – thieves are walking out of NHS wards with vital equipment

The great hospital robbery: Defibrillators, baby heart monitors, even beds – thieves are walking out of NHS wards with vital equipment | UPDATED: 01:32 GMT, 25 September 2012 You may think that even the lowest, most callous criminal would draw the line at stealing life-saving medical equipment such as baby heart monitors and emergency resuscitation systems from NHS hospitals.

Middle age starts at 55 but you"re old by the timeyou hit 69, say Britons

Middle age starts at 55 but you're old by the time you hit 69, say Britons More than half of older adults said they thought they had more confidence than younger people Digital photography and computer and internet skills among most popular courses for over-50sA quarter still haunted by not passing school entrance exams | UPDATED: 16:21 GMT, 18 September 2012 Middle age begins at 55 but only lasts for 14 years before old age kicks in, a survey has found.

Guatemalan child-killer burnt him to death on “the school’s patio” as mob rule begans to take over in Tactic

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT. Justice Latin-American style: Mob take revenge on Guatemalan child-killer by burning him to death on “the school”s patio” and then administer their own justice to lawbreakers . A vigilante mob in Guatemala took deadly revenge against a man who authorities said killed two children at a primary school.

NHS sends confidential patient letters to be typed by cheap secretarial agencies in India

NHS sends confidential patient letters to be typed by cheap secretarial agencies in India A series of London-area hospitals has admitted using cheap secretarial agencies in India | UPDATED: 15:54 GMT, 10 September 2012 The NHS is sending confidential letters about patients to India to be typed, it emerged today.

Homeless former concert pianist who lived in car park’s garden is furious as authorities remove her shelter

Where now for the Rag Lady of Chiswick Ex-concert pianist who lives in a car park has the roof over her head taken away by the local councilAnne Naysmith, 75, has survived at side of station for the last decade Once tipped as star pianist but life collapsed after heartbreak in 1970sLived in her car for 20 years like Miss Shepherd in Alan Bennett play

Hygienic? No, your doctor"s rubber gloves could infect you with a superbug

Hygienic No, your doctor's rubber gloves could infect you with a superbug | UPDATED: 00:51 GMT, 21 August 2012 The probability of someone cleaning their hands drops by a third when they use gloves Like most patients, you probably think the sight of a medic wearing latex gloves is a good thing.