More than 250,000 patients waiting four-and-a-half months to see specialists

More than 250,000 patients waiting four-and-a-half months to see specialists

Over a quarter of a million more patients are now waiting for longer than four and a half months for specialist NHS treatment. That is almost double the 277,000 who had to wait beyond 18 weeks eight years ago. New figures unearthed by Labour show that 263,000 extra patients are being left untreated as the […]

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Freddie Starr's nurse tells of shock moment she found the reclusive comic's body

Freddie Starr’s nurse tells of shock moment she found the reclusive comic’s body

Freddie Starr’s carer has told of how she found him dead in his Spanish apartment after he spent his sad final days as a penniless recluse. Former nurse Nelly Georgieva spoke after an autopsy found the 76-year-old comedian, who earned millions as one of the biggest TV stars of the 1970s and 1980s, died of […]

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Katie Price's surgeon warns she's 'dicing with death' by going under the knife again

Katie Price’s surgeon warns she’s ‘dicing with death’ by going under the knife again

Katie Price ‘s surgeon has warned she’s putting her life at risk by going under the knife again. The former glamour girl, 40, jetted to Turkey this week where she’s reportedly undergoing a number of cosmetic ops including a facelift, tummy tuck, liposuction and bum implants. Her decision to go for more surgery came just […]

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Mum shares heartwarming 'best present ever' from daughter, 2, who died in her arms

Mum shares heartwarming ‘best present ever’ from daughter, 2, who died in her arms

A grieving mum whose daughter died after receiving a heart transplant has spoken of the ‘fantastic year’ they spent together. Julie Chambers, from Hull, lost her two-and-a-half-year-old in 2008, a year after litte Zoe underwent the life-changing surgery. Little Zoe died in her mother’s arms due to a rare rejection complication. Speaking to Hull Live […]

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The Young And The Restless star Kristoff St John died of heart disease

The Young And The Restless star Kristoff St John died of complications from heart disease after a booze binge, according to a coroner’s report. The actor died last month aged 52 and his body was found at his home in California’s San Fernando valley. The Los Angeles Coroner’s Office has now ruled the death accidental […]

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Félicité Tomlinson ‘spoke out about depression and addiction’ before her death

Louis Tomlinson’s sister Félicité had been outspoken about mental health in the weeks before her death from a suspected heart attack. The 18-year-old was found at her London home after suffering a cardiac arrest, with two ambulance crews unable to resuscitate her with a heart massage, at the scene. Since the death of her mother […]

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NHS confirm trial for scrapping four hour A&E waiting time target

The NHS is to scrap the requirement to see A&E patients within four hours in pilot areas over the next few months. Hospitals will prioritise mentally ill patients as well as patients with suspected heart attacks, sepsis , stroke and severe asthma attacks. They will also introduce a fast track target to see people who […]

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Half of over-40s miss NHS check-ups which could stop them developing dementia

AN NHS check-up that could stop ­hundreds of thousands ­developing dementia is only taken up by half of those eligible for it, say health chiefs. Available free to all aged 40 and over, the 20-minute checks flag up the chances of getting heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes. Someone who has a stroke or […]

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London Christmas lights rigged to monitor pulse in time to toddler’s defective heart

Not all children can enjoy the fun festivities at Christmas time and little Billy Hopkin knows how this feels. The two-year-old has a serious heart condition, Transposition of the Great Arteries, where the two main blood vessels leaving the heart are swapped over, meaning he has to miss out on the fun at Christmas. So […]

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Home Secretary Sajid Javid’s brother ‘took his own life drowning in shower’

Home Secretary Sajid Javid‘s eldest brother collapsed in the shower and drowned after being more than five times over the drink-drive limit at a country house hotel, an inquest heard. Tariq Javid took a chef’s knife and a bottle of whisky to a hotel when he embarked on a suicide mission, leaving notes to his […]

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