Portsmouth families wanted for university study

FAMILIES with babies less than eight-weeks-old can take part in a study looking at how to give them the best start in life.

The accident and emergency department at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham

QA Hospital fails to reach four-hour A&E target

Queen Alexandra Hospital is continuing to fall well below the national target for A&E waiting times, new figures reveal.

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Claire Green who runs the Champs Academy in Gosport.
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Joining forces to help out youngsters

Two groups have come together to help with tackling rising concerns over the mental health of young people.

David George being put through his paces

From Fat To Fit: Reporter’s six-week challenge with Village Gym

Reporter David George is getting fit with the help of the new Village Gym at Lakeside, Portsmouth — and we’re following his progress.

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The Ickle Pickle team at QA Hospital. From left Lorraine Blackburn, Lynn Croombs and  Joan Emms     
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Yummy treats raise cash for life-saving equipment for premature babies at QA Hospital

HUNDREDS of delicious treats were on sale to raise money for a charity supporting families with premature babies.

Fiona Kelly, Cliff Cropley, Louise Daniels and Nerys Blackburn from the Alzheimer's Society Picture: Habibur Rahman

Team of elves have information stall at QA Hospital on dementia

VISITORS to Queen Alexandra Hospital were welcomed by charity staff dressed as elves.

The soft play area at the Mountbatten Centre

Big Mountbatten Centre makeover gets under way

WORK has started on a £850,000 makeover at the Mountbatten Leisure Centre.


Star-studded Christmas celebration raises thousands for Titchfield breast cancer centre

A SELL-out Christmas celebration hosted by television stars raised £85,000 for charity.

Don't let one of the 'unflushable' sewer creatures out

LETTER OF THE DAY: Time to fight ‘The Unflushables’!

Sewer flooding can be a really upsetting experience for our customers.


NATIONAL: Baby girl survives being born with heart outside body

A baby born with an extremely rare condition in which the heart grows on the outside of the body has survived, in what is believed to be a UK first. (Warning: Some viewers may find the video content distressing)

St John Ambulance gives advice on how to treat bruising and blisters

FIRST AID: Recognising and dealing with bruising and blisters

St John Ambulance, the nation’s leading first aid charity has teamed up with The News to bring you some simple, but life saving, first aid tips.

Arch Deacon with his petiton against mixed-sex wards

THIS WEEK IN 1996: Proposals to end mixed-sex wards

Plans were being drawn up to end the indignity of mixed-sex wards for elderly patients in Portsmouth.


THIS WEEK IN 1996: Mother’s plea - ‘be aware’ of meningitis

The distraught mother of a Portsmouth student nearly killed by meningitis made an impassioned plea to others to be aware of the signs.

The Kingston family,  Jessica, 11, Charlie 8, Kim and David Kingston decorate the Hope Tree.

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Southsea dad launches appeal to raise awareness of brain tumours

A DAD battling a brain tumour has launched a campaign of hope this Christmas to help scientists find a cure for the disease.


Leisure centre wins prestigious award in national fitness contest

A LEISURE centre has taken home a top industry award for the second time.


All smiles as Pompey players visit QA Hospital

PATIENTS at Queen Alexandra Hospital were given a treat visit from the Pompey squad today.

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Portsmouth MP suppots calls for first aid training

AN MP is backing a charity’s message of getting people first aid trained if people go into cardiac arrest.


Portsmouth pharmacy to host drop-in session with GP

TO HELP with increased demand on health services over winter, a pharmacy is holding a free advice session.


MP looks at A&E and out-of-hours care

A POLITICIAN spent a cold night seeing first-hand how Portsmouth’s health and care services cope on a busy winter’s night.

Project aims to reduce drug use and drug-related deaths in Portsmouth

Project aims to reduce drug use and drug-related deaths in Portsmouth

MONEY has been given to fund a new project to help hard-to-reach substance users at high risk.

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