Southern Health defends spending millions on companies

A HEAVILY-criticised health trust has defended its payments of millions of pounds to consultancies run by professional contacts of chief executive Katrina Percy.

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Peter 'PP' Palmer with his brother  Andrew Miles.

Fareham family sets up online charity fundraiser after son loses fight with epilepsy

A FAMILY has have raised thousands for charity in just a couple of days after setting up a tribute page to their son who passed away last week in tragic circumstances.

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Tesco to offer free fruit to children in healthy eating push

Tesco to offer free fruit to children in healthy eating push

Supermarket chain Tesco has announced that it is to offer free fruit to children while their parents are shopping in store.

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Staff from SSE, left, and Accenture held a charity football match at Park Community School in Havant on Wednesday, raising money for the elderly at Queen Alexandra Hospital Picture: Sarah Standing (161050-9556)

On the ball for QA...

TWO companies battled it out in an 11-a-side football match to raise cash for QA hospital.

Staff from Eaton Ltd completed the Three Peaks Challenge to raise cash for QA Hospital

Staff raise cash for hospital by taking on physical challenges

Staff climbed mountains and took part in a tough race to raise money for Queen Alexandra Hospital.

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Andrew Dibsdall will once again compete in the Transplant Games this week

Athlete engineer with kidney transplant to lead Portsmouth team at games

IT HAS been 30 years since he had a life-saving transplant – and Andrew Dibsdall has not looked back since.

Portsmouth GP practices are failing patients by not passing on diabetes data, say critics

Portsmouth GPs blasted for failing to give out vital diabetes data

A CHARITY has hit out at the ‘unacceptably low’ number of GP practices in Portsmouth supplying crucial data on patients with diabetes.

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Seals in Langstone Harbour Picture: Ian DuCane

Warning after kayaker says seal tried to bite his boat in harbour

THESE seals may look cute and cuddly but the public are being reminded to take extra care around these wild mammals in the water.

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Public governor of Southern Health steps down

A GOVERNOR of a beleaguered health trust has resigned following what he calls the ‘farcical’ way the trust dealt with a damning report.

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Amy Callaway and her fiance George Bridle

‘Postcode lottery’ leaves couple unable to have IVF treatment in this region

A COUPLE have spoken of their heartache after being told they can no longer get fertility treatment for free.

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Greywell care home in Fareham

Fareham luxury care home still in special measures despite ‘improvements’

A luxury £7m private care home still remains in special measures despite inspectors finding improvements have been made.

Aerobics instructor Joy Page leads a session during the dance-a-thon

QA staff dance the day away to raise cash for machine

THEY put on their dancing shoes and spent 12 hours grooving to the music.

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Havant MP Alan Mak with staff from the surgery

Progress made on new doctors’ surgery in Emsworth

Havant MP Alan Mak has described his recent meeting to push for a new Emsworth surgery as ‘very positive’ but agreed more work is needed.

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Community organisations awarded £290,000 grants to support vulnerable people

Community organisations have been awarded £290,900 to help vulnerable people stay independent for longer.

Katrina Percy, chief executive of Southern Health NHS Trust

Health trust ‘must learn from the past’

A MOTHER broke down in tears when she told how she has been waiting four years for an apology from Southern Health NHS Trust over the death of her son.

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QA maternity team completing Great South Run to raise money

MIDWIVES will be taking part in the Great South Run to raise cash for the refurbishment of a room used for bereavement.

Dr Paul Howden

Cancer care in Portsmouth area is rated by patients as ‘very good’

CANCER patients have rated their care in the Portsmouth area as very good.

Nikki Legg and children Jameson and Alice, with midwife Ann Going

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Jess Ritchie with her dog Tessa (SWNS)

Animal lover films herself in sweltering car to show how dogs suffer

An animal lover has filmed a video of herself suffering the same shocking effects as dogs which are left in cars on hot days in a hard-hitting warning to pet owners.

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Curry ‘could help battle cancer’

Curry ‘could help battle cancer’

Eating curries could help battle colon cancer, according to new research.

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