Organ donation rises by 50 percent in just half a decade

Organ donation rises by 50% in just five years, helping a third more people have life-saving transplantsThere were 1,200 new donors in the last year alone, new figures show But doctors say more work still needs to be done to further boost donation7,300 Britons need an organ transplant and three die each day waitingCampaigners say key problem is relatives overriding the wishes of deceased PUBLISHED: 11:16 GMT, 11 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:44 GMT, 11 April 2013 Organ donation has shot up by a staggering 50 per cent within the past five years.

Distressed war veteran, 94, left in blood-soaked pyjamas for FIVE HOURS by “exceptionally busy” A&E department

A hero humiliated: Hospital left veteran, 94, in bloody pyjamas for FIVE hoursRod Gray was taken to Ipswich Hospital after falling over at home Had split his head open was suffering from shock and a head injury His family claim he was left alone, needing the toilet and in distress Mr Gray said he felt 'humiliated' by lack of dignity with which he was treatedThe hospital says it was very busy that evening but it is investigating By John Stevens PUBLISHED: 12:19 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:20 GMT, 13 March 2013 An elderly war hero was left sitting in a casualty department in his blood-soaked pyjamas for more than five hours while he waited to be seen by a doctor.

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.

How donor organs could soon be made on demand using "3D printers"

How donor organs could soon be made on demand using '3D printers' 3D printer technique used to build up layers of human embryonic stem cellsNext step would be to use them to grow organs Could spell the end of transplant waiting lists , a total of 18,693,549 were on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

A&E unit which had a 12million makeover just months ago is downgraded in new wave of NHS cost-cutting

Hospital trust that ran up a 200m debt is first to be axed A&E and maternity services at Lewisham Hospital will also be downgraded to urgent care only Part of South London Healthcare NHS Trust which has racked up debts of 200mFailing trust now the first to be dissolved By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 16:34 GMT, 31 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:03 GMT, 1 February 2013 A failing hospital trust is to be scrapped after running up debts of 200million.

Heart transplant waiting list war hero has benefits stopped because he is not disabled enough

Heart transplant waiting list war hero who is always '15 seconds from death' has benefits stopped because he is not disabled enough Alex Smith suffered heart failure but has been told he is fit to workHe claims he becomes seriously exhausted by even the smallest effortsIf his life-saving device breaks he has just 15 seconds to live | UPDATED: 17:22 GMT, 13 December 2012 A Gulf War hero who needs a heart transplant and is always '15 seconds from death' has seen his benefits stopped – because he is not disabled enough.

One in three patients wait more than an hour at A&E because departments are struggling to cope with high volumes of patients

One in three patients wait more than an hour at A&E because departments are struggling to cope with high volumes of patients | UPDATED: 01:49 GMT, 7 December 2012 One in three patients are waiting more than an hour to be seen in A&E, a report shows.

A&E waiting times on the rise as number of patients waiting more than 4 hours hits 8-year peak

A&E waiting times on the rise as number of patients waiting more than four hours hits eight-year peak A third of patients spent more than four hours in A&E, compared to 23 per cent in 2004Nearly a quarter of those who arrived by ambulance had to wait more than 15 minutes to be transferred But patients happy with standards of care and hygiene | UPDATED: 15:44 GMT, 6 December 2012 Waiting times in accident and emergency departments are getting longer, according to figures released today by the healthcare regulator.

Half of patients are "too scared" to challenge medical advice given by doctors, even when they think it"s wrong

Half of patients are 'too scared' to challenge medical advice given by doctors, even when they think it's wrong Poll of more than 2,000 Britons suggests millions lack the confidence to tackle their GP or hospital consultant 50% are too frightened to question a doctor’s opinion – more than patients in 12 other countriesPatients Association has helped create a leaflet explaining how patients can challenge their doctor | UPDATED: 00:05 GMT, 27 November 2012 Half of patients are 'too scared' to challenge medical advice given by doctors, even when they think it's wrong Millions of patients are too scared to challenge medical advice given by hospital doctors and family GPs.