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Scandal of the mental health wards that aren't safe enough for patients

The Care Quality Commission said 40% of NHS services rated as either “requires improvement” or “inadequate” on safety NHS mental health wards are often unsafe, a regulator says (Image: PA) Two in five mental health wards are…
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London paramedic has liquid thrown in face by masked men

  Image copyright: REUTERSA Met Police spokesman said the substance was non-corrosive but it is investigating A lone paramedic had a substance thrown on to her face, neck and chest while answering a 999 call. She…
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NHS ranked 'number one' health system

Image copyright: JOHNNYGREIG The NHS has been ranked the number one health system in a comparison of 11 countries. The UK health service was praised for its safety, affordability and efficiency, but fared less well on outcomes such as preventing…
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Heart attack and stroke patients could have to wait up to 40 MINUTES for an ambulance under controversial overhaul of response times amid growing shortage of paramedics

Current targets across England are being scrapped in favour of a new system The overhaul will allow patients to get life-saving treatment quicker than ever It comes amid a record number of 999 calls, and severe shortage of paramedics Heart…
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HSE plans safety clampdown on Orkney scallop boats

The inspectors say their priority is to keep the diving safe, for all concerned Safety standards on some scallop dive boats in Orkney are unacceptably low, according to the Health and Safety Executive. Inspectors have now promised announced…
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Four-year-old suffered serious injuries after hand got trapped in Debenham's escalator

Firefighters spent more than 20 minutes freeing child in front of shocked shoppers :: Escalator was declared safe after checks Stockton Debenhams A four-year-old suffered serious injuries when his hand got dragged under a Debenhams escalator. The…
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Fewer ambulance 999 calls to be classed as 'life-threatening'

  Image copyright: ISTOCK Fewer 999 ambulance calls will be classed as life-threatening and needing a super-fast response in the biggest shake-up of the service in 40 years. The move by the NHS in England - and…
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Half of junior doctors having accidents or near misses after night shifts

Sleep deprivation among trainee doctors and anaesthetists is causing accidents or near misses on way home, report says  More than eight out of 10 respondents said they had felt too tired to drive home after a night…
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Terror advice video for holidaymakers shows hotel attack

The 'run, hide, tell' film shows holiday-makers what to do in the event of a terror attack A video advising UK holidaymakers what to do in the event of a terror attack abroad has been released by police. The four-minute…
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Worker suffered burns to his face in Liverpool city centre digger incident

Man was taken to Whiston Hospital for treatment The police cordon on Skelhorne Street (Photo: Geoff Davies) A worker injured in an incident at a Liverpool city centre building site suffered burns to his face. The man was taken…