Major hospitals have missed A&E targets every week for six months, warns Labour

Major hospitals have missed A&E targets EVERY WEEK for six months Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham claims some A&Es are only seeing 70% patients within four hoursThe target is to see 95% of patients in this time Warning comes after one hospital was forced to erect an emergency tent outside because of overcrowding By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 13:20 GMT, 3 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:24 GMT, 3 April 2013 Andy Burnham says that across England major A&E units are failing to meet the target of seeing 95 per cent of patients within four hours Many major hospitals have missed their national accident and emergency target every week for the last six months, it has been claimed.

DePuy "sold toxic hip implants despite knowing they could be dangerous for THREE YEARS"

Toxic hip implants sold by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary 'which knew for THREE YEARS that they could be dangerous' DePuy marketed metal-on-metal implants 'despite surgeon's warnings'Hips failed after 2.5 yrs far more regularly than other models, tests foundThey were suspected of causing potentially toxic metal to get into bloodRevelations on warnings come in Los Angeles compensation court case year the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued an alert to the NHS on a wide range of 'metal on metal' implants, saying there was a ‘small risk’ they could cause complications in patients.

The real baby blues: Two-year-old is kept alive by spending 12 hours a day under lights to combat rare liver disease

The real baby blues: Two-year-old kept alive by spending 12 hours a day under UV lights to combat rare liver disease Areesha Shehzad must spend half of every day under lights to keep her aliveShe suffers from rare liver condition affecting just 200 worldwideBlue lights help her body break down chemicals which could otherwise cause […]

Toxic metal hip implants "could affect thousands more people than PIP breast scandal"

Toxic metal hip implants 'could affect thousands more people than PIP breast scandal'UK regulators knew of risks but did not warn doctors and patients, alleges BMJ investigationMHRA announces most patients with metal-on-metal hips should have regular MRI scans By Claire Bates Last updated at 3:38 PM on 28th February 2012 Angry: Former gymnast Penny Brown, 51, had her ASR metal-on-metal implant removed in September 2011.