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.
Pouring granulated sugar on wounds 'can heal them faster than antibiotics'Folk medicine from Africa may hold the key to treating wounds that defy modern medicine Sugar draws water from the wound into a dressing which accelerates the healing process By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:11 GMT, 15 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:09 GMT, 15 February 2013 According to the study, sugar draws water from the wound into a dressing accelerating the healing process Too much sugar may be bad for the waistline, but it could help doctors heal the sick.
'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.
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.
E numbers still found in young children's medicines can trigger hyperactivity Drugs such as banana-flavoured penicillin can contain themUK's food watchdog only implemented voluntary banMost complied but some still put them in medicines By Jo Macfarlane PUBLISHED: 00:19 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:20 GMT, 6 January 2013 E number which can cause hyperactivity in children is still being found in common medicines Children are being exposed to banned artificial food colourings that can trigger hyperactivity –because they are still in medicines prescribed by GPs.
'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.
The body snatchers: The grisly source behind some of the most extraordinary medical discoveries | UPDATED: 23:53 GMT, 13 October 2012 It was one of the most gruesome finds of recent years – 262 skeletons or parts of skeletons in unmarked graves at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, East London.
Eleven NHS foundation trusts rated 'excellent' are in deep financial difficultiesHead of the health regulator, Monitor reveals the eleven trusts would not achieve foundation trust status if they applied today Level of financial difficulty means trusts are in breach of the terms of their authorisationIf the trusts cannot afford the repayments, the bill will fall to the taxpayer | UPDATED: 16:48 GMT, 18 September 2012 Eleven NHS trusts judged to have achieved a standard of excellence would not attain the status if they applied for it today, MPs have been told.
Man, 51, with Down's Syndrome suing NHS after a 'do not resuscitate' order was put in his files without family consentStaff at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, Kent, allegedly had the DNR in placeThe man, referred to as AWA, would not have been resuscitated if he suffered heart or respiratory arrestThe main reason for this was because he was disabled, paperwork said Hospital trust says they were following correct procedures | UPDATED: 00:54 GMT, 14 September 2012 A man with Down’s syndrome is to sue an NHS hospital after a ‘do not resuscitate’ order was allegedly put on his file without his family’s knowledge.
Scandal of healthy grandmother who died in hospital after going without food for seven days | UPDATED: 07:04 GMT, 30 July 2012 A healthy, active grandmother died in hospital after she was denied food and water for more than a week.