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Hospital targets missed en masse as performance slumps

The performance of hospitals across the UK has slumped with targets for cancer, A&E and planned operations now being missed en masse, BBC research shows. Nationally England, Wales and Northern Ireland have not hit one of their three key targets for 18 months. Only Scotland has had any success in the past 12 months – hitting its A&E target three times. Ministers accepted growing demand had left the NHS struggling to keep up as doctors warned patients were suffering. The findings are being revealed as the BBC launches its online ...

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Great Ormond Street Hospital 'failing' intersex children

Great Ormond Street Hospital is not meeting care standards for intersex children, a BBC investigation says. It found that some patients who had been born with sexual development disorders, and their families, had no access to psychological care. And not all cases were properly discussed before the patient had life changing, irreversible surgery. Health regulator CQC is investigating. The hospital said it was committed to working with seriously ill children. Intersex, also known as disorders of sexual development (DSD), is when sex characteristics – including genitals, reproductive organs and chromosome ...

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Packers WR Adams taken to hospital after hit

12:10 AM ET GREEN BAY, Wis. — Davante Adams was taken to a Green Bay hospital after the Packers receiver took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan in the third quarter of Thursday’s game at Lambeau Field. The Packers said Adams was conscious and had feeling in all of his extremities. He gave the thumbs-up sign while he was being taken off the field on a gurney. He was being evaluated for head and neck injuries and the possibility of a concussion. Trevathan’s hit knocked out Adams’ mouth ...

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Patients pay the price when hospital giants hire your private practitioner

Sanders vows to introduce ‘Medicare for All’ When Dr. Sarah Azad followed her mother into the field of obstetrics eight years ago, she thought she’d be in private practice for the rest of her career. At the time, independent practices abounded in Silicon Valley. “From the time we were young, my mom’s patients loved her. She was a part of their lives. That’s just always how I’ve seen medical care,” she said. But over the past decade, she’s watched as doctor after doctor sold their practice and went to work ...

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The worst is yet to come for the NHS – hospital chiefs

The NHS in England may suffer its worst winter in recent history if it does not receive an emergency bailout, hospital chiefs are warning. They say the cash is needed to pay for extra staff and beds because attempts to improve NHS finances have failed. The government has given councils an extra £1bn for social care services, to help relieve the pressure on hospitals. But the latest figures show A&E waits and bed shortages remain “stubbornly” bad, according to NHS Providers. The group, which represents NHS chief executives, is calling ...

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Charlie Gard: Parents face 'backlash' over hospital threats

The parents of Charlie Gard say they have been victims of a “backlash” after Great Ormond Street Hospital revealed staff had received death threats. The hospital said police were called after families and staff were harassed. The hospital and Charlie’s parents are in a legal battle to remove life support from the 11-month-old, who has a rare genetic disorder. Connie Yates and Chris Gard said they had suffered “the most hurtful comments from the public”. In a statement, Mr Gard said: “Without the excellent care of the doctors at GOSH ...

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New York hospital: Shooting incident in the Bronx

A gunman has opened fire inside a hospital in the Bronx borough of New York, injuring several people, police say. The man, said to have been dressed as a doctor and armed with a rifle, is now dead, they said. The shooting began at about 14:45 local time (18:45 GMT) at the 1,000-bed Bronx-Lebanon Hospital in the Morris Heights district. Reports say that the gunman was a former doctor at the hospital. Messages on social media spoke of doctors and nurses barricading themselves inside the building. The victims were reportedly ...

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Duke of Edinburgh admitted to hospital with infection

The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to hospital last night as “a precautionary measure”, Buckingham Palace has said. He is being treated at the King Edward VII Hospital, London, for an infection arising from a pre-existing condition. The BBC understands his hospital stay is “not a cause for serious concern” and the palace said the duke is “up and about and in good spirits”. The Duke, 96, said in May that he would retire from royal duties this autumn, a move supported by the Queen. She is still carrying out ...

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Iannetta hit in face by pitch, taken to hospital

10:32 AM ET ESPN.com news services Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta was hit in the mouth by a pitch during his at-bat in the seventh inning of Friday night’s 11-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates and had to leave the game. Manager Torey Lovullo said Iannetta split his top lip open and was taken to the hospital to be examined. The team will have an update on his status Saturday. “He was up walking around. Everything was OK,” Lovullo said. “Anytime there’s head trauma, anytime a pitch hits you in ...

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Hospital 'long waits' hit five-year high

The numbers of people waiting longer than they should for hospital care have hit a five-year high in England, figures show. NHS England data for 2016-17 revealed 2.5m patients waited over four hours in A&E – up from 725,000 in 2011-12. Those waiting over 62 days for cancer treatment topped 26,000 – nearly double the total five years ago. Meanwhile, over 360,000 people have now waited over 18 weeks for an operation, compared to 160,000 five years ago. Experts at the Health Foundation think-tank fear the performance could get even ...

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