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An influx of patients leaves Welsh hospitals forced to shut down operations

  • January 21, 2020
  • The Hywel Dda University Health Board was forced to cancel the majority of planned operations at its hospitals in Withybush, Prince Philip, Bronglais, and Glangwili last week.

    Artificial intelligence AI used in diagnosing breast cancer

  • January 21, 2020
  • A new study published in the journal ‘Nature’ has found that an artificial intelligence system was highly accurate in diagnosing cases of breast cancer.

    Shortage of critical care beds ‘caused harm’

  • January 21, 2020
  • Staff shortages and poor infection control caused concern among Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors at Middlesbrough’s James Cook University Hospital and Northallerton’s Friarage Hospital.

    “Inadequate” NHS trust received £1M for providing good care

  • January 8, 2020
  • Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust received close to £1m for providing good care to patients

    Parkinson’s Disease misdiagnosed in 25% of patients

  • January 8, 2020
  • A recent poll conducted by Parkinson’s UK has found that one in four people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease were initially misdiagnosed.

    Long delays at Wrexham Maelor Hospital deemed unacceptable

  • December 18, 2019
  • Wrexham Maelor Hospital’s A&E Department has been told to improve the standard of care provided to patients after an inspection uncovered a number of failings.

    GP guilty of sexually assaulting 23 patients

  • December 18, 2019
  • Intimate examinations A GP who gave patients unnecessary checks has been found guilty of sexual assault including assault by penetration against six women. Dr Manish Shah carried out invasive and intimate examinations on victims, some as young as 17, between

    Cancer death days after toddler sent home with laxatives

  • December 18, 2019
  • A hospital has blamed “bad luck” after Francesca, aged three, died of cancer days after being sent home with laxatives.

    A patient died outside ‘unsafe’ A&E

  • December 13, 2019
  • Samantha Brousas, aged 49, died from sepsis after waiting almost three hours in an ambulance outside Wrexham Maelor Hospital, an inquest has heard.

    CQC warns some cosmetic surgery clinics unsafe

  • December 4, 2019
  • The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has cancelled the registration of a cosmetic clinic in Birmingham. Inspectors raised concerns into the practices of Bearwood Cosmetic Clinic based in Smethwick, after finding “unsafe practice” and what they considered to be a lack of appropriate training.

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