Vision Express offering free eye tests in Portsmouth tomorrow

Residents in Portsmouth are being offered free eye care tests tomorrow as part of National Eye Health Week.

Agency staff costs slashed but bill still hits £835,000

Agency staff costs slashed but bill still hits £835,000

THE amount of money spent on agency staff has decreased with South Central Ambulance Service (Scas) spending nearly £1m.


Southsea pupils join monstrous new road safety campaign

EAGER pupils will be putting their best foot forward after they signed up to join a new road safety campaign.


REAL LIFE: Having a home birth was liberating

IT’S still fairly unusual for a woman to give birth at home.

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Campaigners march for clean air in town

URGENT action must be taken to clean up air, campaigners said as they held a protest.


Hospital radio asks for funding support

A RADIO station that broadcasts to hospital patients is bidding for a cash boost from a supermarket initiative.

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South Central Ambulance Service forks out £16m on private providers

MORE than £16m was spent on private health firms by the area’s ambulance service – the highest bill in the country.

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Oxford Crown Court. Picture: Robin Stones / CC BY-SA 2.0.

Health trust guilty over teenager’s care death

A MENTAL health trust has apologised has apologised over the death of a teenager who drowned in a bath while under its care.

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Capt Nics Wetherill undergoing cold weather survival drills in Norway's Arctic Circle Picture: Cpl Jamie Dudding

Army medic from Portsmouth set to lead all-female Antarctic adventure

THE ability to overcome icy temperatures so cold they can kill a human in a few minutes isn’t a skill that many need to have when becoming a doctor.

Picture Ian Hargreaves

University of Portsmouth - Fresher’s Guide 2017

Thousands of teenagers will be heading off to university this week - and here’s our guide for those starting out at the University of Portsmouth.


Meetings for people to ask questions on QA Hospital

A SERIES of meetings will be held for the public to be given updates on Queen Alexandra Hospital.


Charities holding cancer conference in Portsmouth

TWO charities have joined forces to hold a conference for blood cancer patients and their families.

A study has found having a GP is not a priority for city students

University students heading to Portsmouth not planning to get new GP

MORE than half of students heading to university in or around Portsmouth are unlikely to sign up to a new GP surgery.


QA Hospital improving care for mental health patients

A HOSPITAL is hoping to improve the care given to patients with mental health problems by having an expert on-hand to help staff.


Winners of lottery draw

THE winners of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance lottery have been drawn.

It’s 4pm Finish Day - Cheers!

It’s 4pm Finish Day - Cheers!

Looking forward to the weekend? Gearing up for hitting the pub after your 6am - 2pm shift? Unlucky. Today is, apparently, National 4pm Finish Day.


How to register to be a donor

THERE are two types of organ donations that people can sign up to — to donate after they die or while they are living.

Personal trainer Kelly Oughton tries her hand at the interactive wall in the PRAMA studio

Fun new interactive workout at Port Solent

A new state-of-the-art fitness studio has opened at David Lloyd.

A St John Ambulance first aid workshop in action. The charity is holding free life-saving workshops at Fratton Park

WENDY MCCORMICK: The lead first aider at Portsmouth Football Club is urging people to learn how to save lives

St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid charity.


Patients learn about sepsis at QA Hospital

PATIENTS and visitors to Queen Alexandra Hospital were able to learn about sepsis and how to spot it.

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