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A&E at QA Hospital is fifth-worst for reaching four-hour target

ALMOST a third of patients using the A&E department at Queen Alexandra Hospital are waiting longer than four hours to be seen, treated or discharged.

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Former Southern Health CEO Katrina Percy

Southern Health could get major shake-up following Mazars scandal

A HEALTH trust which failed to properly investigate the deaths of hundreds of vulnerable patients could get a major shake-up in a bid to improve.

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Members of the Material Girls embroidery group with decorations they made for The Rowans

Material Girls get creative with charity decorations

A GROUP of embroidery and textile enthusiasts have taken great pride in donating a collection of handmade Christmas gifts and decorations they have been working on throughout the year to a hospice.

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Robyn Perriman

Mum’s anger at daughter’s treatment at hospital

THE family of a girl with a life-limiting condition say they are unhappy with the care she’s had from the hospital looking after her.

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Meon Valley MP issues rallying call for blood donors

AN MP has urged residents to donate blood over the festive period.

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Marwell Zoo. Credit: Google Street View

Marwell Zoo closes aviaries over flu alert

Marwell Zoo has been forced to close its walk-trough aviaries following a government alert over avian flu.

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Child car seats recalled

Child car seats recalled

Mamas & Papas is recalling a number of child car seats following safety concerns.

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St James' Hospital in Milton

Portsmouth brain trauma centre on the move to Southampton in care shake-up

A SPECIALIST brain trauma centre’s move from Portsmouth to Southampton will improve care and isn’t being led by the need to cut costs, say officials.

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Lennon Beech

Southsea family aim to raise £25,000 to help Lennon, four, regain some vision

THE mum of a severely disabled four-year-old boy is appealing for people to keep him in mind over the festive period.

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Christmas fair in Fareham raises hundreds for NICU at QA Hospital

HUNDREDS of pounds has been raised for the baby unit at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

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A slice of ham burned by a button battery after just 15 minutes contact SUS-160612-101842001

Warning: The hidden danger that could be in your child’s Christmas toy

People buying children’s Christmas toys are being urged to ensure any small ‘button’ batteries are securely fixed in place.

Business

Fatal A3(M) crash could have been suicide, inquest hears

A MAN who died in a car crash could have caused the collision on purpose to commit suicide, a coroner’s court heard.

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Generous Ines, second left, with volunteers and participants from Wheels for All

Runner’s generosity gives boost to cycling group

A CHARITY which allows people with mental and physical impairments to cycle has received a huge boost.

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Seyma Selamet, Mark Francis, Sarah Moulds, Stacey Hewson, Kevin Blofield and Abi Scott from Horizon Leisure Centre celebrating the National Fitness Awards

Popular community gym is in spotlight for awards

A CHARITY-RUN gym with hundreds of members was recognised at a glittering awards ceremony.

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Queen Alexandra Hospital's director of nursing Cathy Stone, left, and senior trauma and orthopaedic secretary Jude Parker, who has been at the hospital for 40 years

QA employee celebrates 40 years at hospital

SHE has dedicated 40 years to Queen Alexandra Hospital and that landmark was celebrated with a surprise party.

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Taxis will be used to take some patients to A&E at Queen Alexandra Hospital

Ambulance service hires taxis to take patients to QA Hospital

PATIENTS with minor injuries needing treatment could be taken to hospital by a taxi instead of an ambulance in a new pilot scheme starting today.

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WATCH: The brother and sister who won’t be beaten by their rare skin condition

There is no hint of exaggeration when Michelle Fincham describes her children Grace and Freddie as ‘an inspiration’.

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Doctors warn of norovirus threat after increase in cases

Doctors warn of norovirus threat after increase in cases

People are being warned to take precautions to help reduce the spread of norovirus after an increase in cases.

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£6m funding from county council for mental health centres

MENTAL health centres will get £6m over the next five years.

Politics

Fareham businesses and charities can apply for funds

AN MP is calling on groups and organisations to apply for up to £50,000 from a health charity.

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