- Business Insider 15:30June 26, 2022The taboo around Russia bombing hospitals is fading and the WHO needs to do more, international legal expert saysRussia has targeted humanitarian corridors and "double-tap strikes"– bombing a hospital and the subsequent rescue operation – in Syria and Ukraine.
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- The Guardian(UK) 11:52June 16, 2022Record 6.5 million people waiting for NHS hospital treatment in EnglandWaiting list for routine care up from 6.4 million in March, with 323,000 people waiting more than a yearThe number of people in England waiting to start routine hospital treatment has risen to a new record high.A total of 6.5 million people were waiting to start treatment at the end of April, NHS England said. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 16:41June 14, 2022Archie Battersbee: mother vows to fight court ruling that son is deadHollie Dance, who says her son should be given more time to recover, believes the judge made ‘quite a few mistakes’The mother of a 12-year-old boy with catastrophic brain damage has vowed to fight a High Court ruling that her son is dead and his treatment should stop.Hollie Dance, 46, has rarely left the bedside of her son Archie Battersbee after an accident at their home on 7 April when he was discovered with a ligature over his head. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 09:00June 12, 2022Paramedics are ‘leaving in droves’ as ambulance callouts almost doubleFrontline NHS workers are under pressure as the number of emergency calls in England rises 10 times faster than the number of staffThe number of calls for an ambulance in England have almost doubled since 2010, with warnings of record pressures on the NHS that are seeing A&E patients stuck in corridors and many paramedics quitting the job.Ambulance calls have risen by 10 times more than the number of ambulance workers, according to a new analysis of NHS data. An increase in people seeking emergency treatment, GPs unable to cope with demand and cuts to preventive care are all being blamed for the figures. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 08:00June 6, 2022‘Demoralised’ nurses being ‘driven out’ of profession, RCN survey findsOnly a quarter of shifts have the planned number of registered nurses on duty, according to Royal College of Nursing reportOnly a quarter of nursing shifts have the planned number of registered nurses on duty, a survey of more than 20,000 frontline staff has suggested.According to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), most nurses warn that staffing levels on their last shift were not sufficient to meet the needs of patients, and that some are now quitting their jobs.The RCN said the findings shone a light on the impact of the UK’s nursing staff shortage, warning that nurses were being “driven out” of their profession. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 11:47May 30, 2022Woman stored baby’s remains in fridge after London hospital refused themLaura Brody had to deliver son at home after miscarriage and was then told Lewisham A&E could not take remainsA London hospital has launched an investigation after a woman whose baby died in the womb had to deliver her son at home due to lack of beds and keep his remains in her fridge when A&E staff said they could not store them safely.Laura Brody and her partner, Lawrence, said they were “tipped into hell” after being sent home by university hospital Lewisham to await a bed when told their baby no longer had a heartbeat but no beds were immediately available to give birth, the BBC reported. Continue reading...
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- New York Times 12:00May 27, 202211 Families in Senegal Welcomed Newborns. A Fire Left Them Devastated.Joy over the births turned to shock and grief after a blaze swept through a neonatal ward at a hospital in Senegal. “There’s nothing we can do but suffer,” said a man who lost his grandson.
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- Breitbart News 01:13May 22, 2022More American Children Face Hospitalization as Infant Formula Shortage ContinuesAnother state is reporting that American children are facing hospitalization because of a shortage of baby formula.
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- The Guardian(UK) 19:00May 21, 2022Revealed: one in five patients leave some A&E departments in England without treatmentLong waiting times and difficulty in accessing other NHS facilities drive a trebling in those leaving without completing careMore than one in five patients at some hospitals are leaving accident and emergency departments before completing treatment, and in some cases before being seen for assessment at all, with the rate across England trebling since before the pandemic.Experts told the Observer that the increase was probably driven by a combination of long A&E waiting times and by difficulties accessing NHS facilities such as GPs, community health services and NHS 111. Continue reading...
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- New York Times 21:55May 18, 2022In Ukraine, Gruesome Injuries and Not Enough Doctors to Treat ThemOperating with skeleton crews, doctors and nurses race to save limbs, and lives. It’s a grim routine for medical personnel often working around the clock. And not all limbs can be saved.
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- New York Times 12:00May 15, 2022How Australia Saved Thousands of Lives While Covid Killed a Million AmericansThe United States and Australia share similar demographics, but their pandemic death rates point to very different cultures of trust.
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- Observer 15:59May 13, 2022Even With Higher Fines, Most U.S. Hospitals Still Aren’t Publishing their PricesThe hospital transparency rule requires hospitals to make their prices available to the public. According to one survey, only 14 percent of U.S. hospitals are in compliance.
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- New York Times 13:30May 13, 2022In South Korea, ‘Ghost Surgeries’ Lead to Cameras in HospitalsAfter scandals in which doctors let unsupervised assistants operate on patients, the country is becoming one of the first to require cameras in operating rooms.
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- The Guardian(UK) 17:00April 24, 2022NHS paying £2bn a year to private hospitals for mental health patientsExclusive: Fears grow that bed shortages have left NHS increasingly reliant on independent sector‘I thought she’d be safe’: a life lost to suicide in a place meant for recoveryThe NHS is paying £2bn a year to private hospitals to care for mental health patients because it does not have enough of its own beds, the Guardian can reveal.The independent sector receives about 13.5% of the £14.8bn the NHS in England spends on mental health, a dramatic rise since 2005 when it was paid £951m. Nine out of every 10 of the 10,123 mental health beds run by private operators are occupied by NHS patients.Independent mental health care providers now make 91% of their income from the NHS.Their typical profit margins are 15%-20%.A majority of inpatient care for under-18s is now outsourced, with independent operators looking after 55% of all the children and young people who are hospitalised.Non-NHS providers earn £316m a year for treating children and young people.In the UK and Ireland, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is 13 11 14. Other international helplines can be found at www.befrienders.org. Continue reading...
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- New York Times 10:00April 19, 2022Myanmar’s Health System Is in Collapse, ‘Obliterated’ by the RegimeThe country is also now one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a medical worker. At least 30 doctors have been killed since the coup, a rights group says.
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- New York Times 12:00April 12, 2022From the U.S. to China: A 3-Month Quarantine Horror StoryA lawyer flew home to China hoping to see his family for the first time since the pandemic began. Instead, he was trapped in three months of quarantine.
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- Business Insider 18:24April 10, 2022These drones fly COVID-19 test samples between hospitals in the most rural parts of the UK — take a lookSkyports flew the drones in a rural part of Scotland, where it takes around 18 hours to get test results back because of the harsh coastline.
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- New York Times 22:35April 7, 2022Inside a Maternity Hospital in Ukraine as War Grinds OnAs artillery shells fall, pregnant women are delivering prematurely, being shuttled in and out of bomb shelters or having babies in basements without even a midwife to help. Tens of thousands more are displaced.
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- New York Times 10:26March 31, 2022In Hong Kong, China’s Covid Aid Gets the Cold ShoulderDisputes about medics, squat toilets and diaper-changing duties underscore longstanding tensions between residents of Hong Kong and the mainland.
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- New York Times 11:54March 29, 2022Shanghai’s Lockdown Tests Covid-Zero Policy, and People's LimitsA staggered lockdown on China’s commercial capital of 26 million people has sent beleaguered residents scrambling and raised fears of broader damage to the economy.
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- Business Insider 16:48March 24, 2022I made $90,000 in 28 weeks as a travel nurse. But I want to change jobs — the money isn't worth the stress."I don't think I'll work in a hospital again," travel nurse Hunter Marshall said. "I need to be where people aren't dying and grieving all the time."
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- Business Insider 17:54March 21, 2022I'm a COVID-19 nurse. I'm burned out, my colleagues are coming in sick, and some days, I just want to quit."It's so stressful, and you're putting yourself at risk every time you go to work," a COVID-19 nurse told Insider. "But someone has to do it."
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- New York Times 00:56March 9, 2022As Fighting Gets Closer, a Kyiv Hospital Treats the War’s AtrocitiesAs Russian bombings have grown more indiscriminate, hospitals in Ukraine have become perilous places to work.
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- AdWeek 14:00February 26, 2022Profiles in Black Creativity: Lisa Stockmon’s Work Speaks to Future Black VeterinariansAs the Chief Marketing Officer at Banfield Pet Hospital, Lisa Stockmon is aware of the potentially catastrophic labor shortage in the veterinary industry, as well as the profession's overall lack of diversity. "A Banfield report found nearly 75 million pets may not have access to veterinary care by 2030 with an important factor being a...
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- Business Insider 00:15February 16, 2022This new satellite photo appears to show a sign Russia has been readying for war as its forces surround Ukraine, experts sayOne photo shows an apparent field hospital, which, coupled with Russia's other actions, is unusual and may be preparation for actual conflict.
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- Breitbart News 14:01February 11, 2022Those who Refuse Jab ‘Forgo' COVID Hospital Treatment at Public Expense - Medical Company CEOThe CEO of a major medical equipment manufacturer has said that those who refuse a jab, in his mind, should be 'automatically considered' to have forgone the right to COVID treatment in hospital at public expense.
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- The Guardian(UK) 13:20February 10, 2022Number of people in England on NHS waiting list hits record highNHS England says 6.1 million people were waiting for hospital treatment at end of December 2021 The number of people in England waiting to start routine hospital treatment has risen to a record high. At the end of December 2021, 6.1 million people were waiting to start treatment, NHS England said. This is the highest number since records began in August 2007. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 20:14February 9, 2022500,000 people have signed a petition supporting nurses' demands for safer working conditions. Meet the nurses leading the charge.Change.org said the nurses' petition was the fourth-most-signed in the last 12 months, and in the top 10 all-time for healthcare campaigns.
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- New York Times 13:00February 7, 2022Turkey’s Doctors Are Leaving, the Latest Casualty of Spiraling InflationDoctors, worn down by grueling hours and violence, are emigrating in rising numbers, undermining one of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s signature achievements.
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- The Guardian(UK) 12:06February 7, 2022Sajid Javid denies row with Treasury behind NHS backlog plan delayHealth secretary blames impact of Omicron for delay, which health leaders say could exacerbate England’s waiting list crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSajid Javid has denied that a plan to clear the huge NHS backlog in England has been delayed because of wrangling with the Treasury over funding, as health bodies warned any further wait could exacerbate the scale of waiting lists for treatment.The health secretary, who had been scheduled to announce the plan on Monday, insisted it had simply been held up by chaos caused by the Omicron variant of Covid, and that it would come imminently. Continue reading...
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- New York Times 13:00February 6, 2022Afghanistan’s Health Care System Is Collapsing Under StressHospitals and clinics are struggling to hold up amid a cash shortage and a vast surge of malnutrition and disease. By one estimate, 90 percent may close in the next few months.
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- The Guardian(UK) 13:37February 3, 2022Ambulance wait figures outside hospitals in England highest for five yearsMore than 150,000 people waited in ambulances for at least half an hour this winter to dateCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 150,000 people have waited in an ambulance for at least half an hour to be admitted to hospital in England this winter to date, higher than at any time in the past five years.NHS England figures published Wednesday morning show that one-in five patients have waited 30 minutes or more in ambulances before being admitted in the first nine weeks of winter. Continue reading...
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- New York Times 18:26February 2, 2022One Day in the ‘Parallel Universe’ of a London I.C.U.Britain’s government may have lifted coronavirus restrictions, but hospital workers say the return to a normal rhythm of work is still a long way off.
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- New York Times 17:57February 2, 2022One Day in the ‘Parallel Universe’ of a London I.C.U.Britain’s government may have lifted coronavirus restrictions, but hospital workers say the return to a normal rhythm of work is still a long way off.
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- The Guardian(UK) 11:30January 31, 2022No 10 set for U-turn over mandatory Covid jabs for NHS staff in EnglandMinister says lower severity of Omicron variant ’opens the window for us to look at it’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDowning Street appears set to drop its policy of dismissing frontline NHS and care staff in England who refuse Covid vaccinations, a minister has strongly indicated, after nursing and care organisations called for this to happen.A decision would be made “in the course of the next few days”, according to Simon Clarke, the chief secretary to the Treasury. He said the lower severity of the Omicron variant of Covid does “open a space” for the policy to be reversed. Continue reading...
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- New York Times 18:04January 25, 2022Leprosy Hospital Offers Healing, and a Haven, to the ShunnedWhile leprosy is now easily treated, those who have the disease are still often ostracized. But they’re always welcome at this refuge in India, a nation that records over half the world’s cases.
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- Business Insider 20:12January 24, 2022Workers at a Wisconsin hospital sought new jobs with higher pay — then the hospital sued to stop them from leavingThedaCare said in a complaint that Ascension had "poached" the hospital's workers as the region struggles amid a rise in COVID-19 cases.
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- Business Insider 14:33January 22, 2022The first pig-heart transplant patient was denied a human heart after failing to follow doctors' ordersPatients who miss appointments or forget medication may be denied a spot on the organ waiting list. But judging "compliance" leaves room for bias.
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- The Guardian(UK) 17:11January 21, 2022London NHS hospitals bought £36m of services from US healthcare firm HCA last yearStudy shows ‘unprecedented’ level of spending on private cancer care and cardiology during pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLondon NHS hospitals struggling to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic purchased £36m of cancer care, cardiology and other services directly from the UK’s largest private healthcare group HCA last year.Analysis of monthly public data from NHS trusts, published today by the Centre for Health and the Public Interest (CHPI), reveals the extent to which London hospitals have become reliant on private providers, prompting concerns about creeping backdoor privatisation of the national health service. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 14:33January 21, 2022‘Care hotel’ set up in Norwich to relieve ‘unprecedented’ pressure on hospitalsNorfolk and Waveney CCG pilot will care for up to 15 patients who are not well enough to be sent homeNorfolk has become the latest area in England to start transferring patients to a hotel in order to free up hospital beds.The Norfolk and Waveney clinical commissioning group (CCG) said the hotel would act as a temporary care facility, after the service declared a critical incident this month due to “sustained and unprecedented pressure”. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 22:37January 20, 2022Ministers and NHS bosses clash over surgery waiting list targets in EnglandPublication of ‘elective recovery plan’ delayed as hospital bosses say targets to clear backlog must be realisticA “very tense” behind-the-scenes row over how quickly hospitals in England can be expected to reduce the massive backlog of surgery has broken out between NHS bosses and ministers.The dispute has delayed publication of the government’s “elective recovery plan”, which Downing Street had indicated would be part of Boris Johnson’s “Operation Red Meat” political fightback this week. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 14:07January 20, 2022NHS England Covid absences fall amid signs staffing crisis is easingGovernment data covering whole of UK also shows Covid hospital patient numbers have fallen againCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNHS England staff absences due to Covid have fallen by 22% on the previous week, figures show, with signs the staffing crisis in the health service may be easing off.There were more than 35,000 Covid absences on an average day in the week to 16 January, down from almost 46,000 the week before. However, the figures are still significantly higher than absence levels seen before the Omicron surge. At the start of December, there were about 12,000 absences on an average day. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 19:08January 19, 2022I'm an ER nurse who's comforted panicked COVID-19 patients as they beg to live. Too often, they die anyway."I'm urging everyone to put politics aside," ER nurse Thad Cummings told Insider. "COVID-19 has caused us to lose our humanity."
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- AdWeek 14:00January 18, 2022A Hospital Network Asks When All of Toronto’s Patients Will See Equality in Stirring AdIf the past two years have taught us anything, it's that inaccessible affordable health care has had a significant impact on marginalized communities--especially during a public health crisis. In an effort to support its goal of raising $100 million in funds to help close the health care gap, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) Foundation, in collaboration...
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- The Guardian(UK) 15:20January 17, 2022One in four NHS doctors tired to the point of impairment, survey findsExclusive: Patients suffering harm as a result of doctors being deprived of sleep during pandemic, says reportSleep deprived NHS doctors: ‘I realised my error when the patient collapsed’See all our coronavirus coverageOne in four doctors in the NHS are so tired that their ability to treat patients has become impaired, according to the first survey to reveal the impact of sleep deprivation on medics during the coronavirus pandemic.Growing workloads, longer hours and widespread staff shortages are causing extreme tiredness among medics, leading to memory problems and difficulty concentrating, according to the report by the Medical Defence Union (MDU), which provides legal support to about 200,000 doctors, nurses, dentists and other healthcare workers. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 16:03January 16, 2022More patients are getting COVID-19 during hospital stays. Experts worry it's because infected healthcare workers are sick on the job.The CDC announced looser isolation rules for healthcare workers in December, then more patients started getting COVID-19 during their hospital stays.
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- The Guardian(UK) 13:42January 13, 2022Nearly 6m people waiting for routine hospital treatment in EnglandNumber of people waiting to start treatment has risen to record high of 5,995,156 amid Covid staff crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe number of people in England waiting to start routine hospital treatment has risen to a new record high of almost 6 million people.A total of 5,995,156 people were waiting to start treatment at the end of November, NHS England said. This is the highest number since records began in August 2007. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 00:11January 12, 2022Liver-branding transplant surgeon struck off medical registerPanel concludes Simon Bramhall undermined public trust in his profession after branding organs during surgeryA surgeon who burned his initials on to the livers of two patients during transplant surgery has been struck off the medical register.Simon Bramhall, 57, admitted using an argon beam – used to stop livers bleeding during operations and to highlight an area to be worked on – to sign “SB” into his patients’ organs in 2013 while working at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth hospital. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 17:30January 11, 2022Bus services in England face axe as end to emergency Covid funding loomsMinisters urged to extend grants as funding gap and driver shortages prompt operators to draft list of route cutsBus services in England used by hundreds of thousands of passengers are poised to be slashed when emergency Covid funding expires at the end of March, transport authorities have warned.Passenger numbers on buses have dropped sharply from 80% of pre-pandemic levels to less than 60% since the rise of the Omicron coronavirus variant and the introduction of work-from-home advice in December, leaving firms reliant on recovery grants to run services. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 11:28January 10, 2022NHS England strikes private hospitals deal to fight Omicron surgeNightingale hubs being created at some hospitals as part of a move to provide up to 4,000 extra bedsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHospitals in England will be able to use private hospitals and staff under a deal with the NHS to maintain services as Omicron cases surge, avoiding delays in treatment for patients with illnesses such as cancer.The move comes as hospitals have also been told to find extra beds in gyms and education centres owing to rising numbers of Covid patients. Continue reading...
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