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Gosport hospital deaths: ‘Today is a terrible day for those who care about patient safety’ - lawyer

A LAWYER who campaigns for patient safety says ‘today is a terrible day for those who care greatly about patient safety’.

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Gosport hospital deaths: Up to 650 patients died after being prescribed opioids ‘without medical justification’

At least 456 patients died after being given opioids ‘without medical justification’ at a Gosport hospital where ‘there was a disregard for human life,’ a major report has found.

Crime

Gosport hospital deaths: Helpline set up for grieving families

A helpline has been set up for families who may be affected by the contents of the report into deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

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Gosport hospital deaths: Families call for prosecutions after report is published today

CAMPAIGNERS have called for prosecutions to follow the publication of a major report into a series of suspicious deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

Crime
Police have called out to help the homeless in Portsmouth two days running

Homeless people on drugs were ‘like zombies’ say Portsmouth police

POLICE say it was lucky they were available to help homeless people in Portsmouth who were on drugs.

Health

Gosport hospital deaths: Inquiry findings to be made public this morning

An inquiry into deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital will be releasing its findings to the public.

Gosport
Members of Southern Health's Older Persons Mental Health team Havant and Waterlooville''Picture: Ellie Pilmoor

Havant-based Southern Health team praised for enthusiasm and dedication

A HEALTHCARE team providing community care to older people has been described as ‘dedicated, enthusiastic and motivated’.

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Planes at Heathrow. Picture: Shutterstock

LETTER OF THE DAY: Heathrow expansion will make bad air quality even worse

It’s shocking that the government has reversed its earlier promises and now supports the expansion of Heathrow airport.

Lifestyle
Alan Mak MP, centre, with Emsworth councillors Rivka Cresswell and Richard Kennett

Emsworth patients back call for town centre surgery

HUNDREDS of people have backed a campaign to keep a GP in their town centre.

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A woman rolls a cannabis cigarette. Picture: Flickr (labelled for reuse)

Theresa May urged to review law on cannabis by fellow Conservatives

THE prime minister is facing increasing pressure to review the law on cannabis as more MPs call for reform – including a former Tory leader.

Health

The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot starting this month

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Breast cancer patients ‘denied life-changing reconstructive surgery due to NHS restrictions’

Breast cancer patients ‘denied life-changing reconstructive surgery due to NHS restrictions’

BREAST cancer patients are being denied ‘life-changing’ reconstructive surgery due to rationing in the NHS, a report has said.

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Changes to QA Hospital drop-in hearing aid repair clinic

CHANGES are being made to the hearing aid repair service at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

Health

Inspirational Loyd finishes Gosport Golden Mile race months after leg amputation

‘IT IS incredible, I never thought I would get to this point so quickly.’

Health

Kidney awareness group to visit Portsmouth hospital

A GROUP of people wanting to raise awareness of kidney disease are travelling around the country visiting renal centres.

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Les from Portsmouth who adopted a seven-year-old boy

Why Father’s Day is so special for Portsmouth’s Les

DADS across the country are set to celebrate Father’s Day today, but one dad in particular is looking forward to receiving a card he thought would never come.

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Havant fitness friends strip off to wash - and buff up - cars for cancer charity

IN THE time it takes for us to wash your car, you could have been checked for prostate cancer.

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Adele Harper and her dad Alan

‘QA staff have kept my dad alive while he waits for a new kidney’ - I want to thank them by doing the Great South Run’

A woman is set to take on a 10-mile running challenge to support the hospital that has been caring for her father while he waits for a kidney transplant.

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Front, Xav Tavender, five,, from Warsash was one of the first prize winners. From left,  Melissa Smith from Southsea with her brother Tim Tavender, his wife Ursula Tavender, Christine Cotton, Korneliya Tomova and Molly Jahans ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (180615-4046)

Woman organises tombola to say thanks to Queen Alexandra Hospital

A WOMAN has given back to the service that has offered her lots of support by organising a tombola.

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A 16-strong theatre team from QA Hospital are pushing a hospital bed 100 miles through the South Downs National Park to raise money for Dreams Come True. Picture: QA Hospital

QA hospital team push bed 100 miles

SIXTEEN members of a hospital theatre team are looking to push a hospital bed 100 miles through the countryside.

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