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Cash bonuses for dentists begin to tackle appointment shortages

Cash bonuses for dentists begin to tackle appointment shortages

01 March 2024

Dentists will be offered extra cash from this month to see new NHS patients so how will the new scheme help those struggling to get an appointment?

NHS staff ‘devastated’ over looming job cuts

NHS staff ‘devastated’ over looming job cuts

29 February 2024

Bosses at a Kent hospital trust are looking to reduce the number of admin workers in the face of financial pressures.

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New multi-million-pound hospice wing takes shape

New multi-million-pound hospice wing takes shape

29 February 2024

Drone images reveal the progress being made on a hospice’s new multi-million-pound wellbeing wing.

Neglect and trust failings at mental health hospital lead to patient’s death

Neglect and trust failings at mental health hospital lead to patient’s death

29 February 2024

A patient at a mental health hospital died in part due to neglect and gross failings by the trust.

Mum detects baby’s eye cancer using flash on mobile phone

Mum detects baby’s eye cancer using flash on mobile phone

29 February 2024

A mum used her mobile phone to record a glow in her baby’s eye, which turned out to be cancer.

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MPs blast ‘short-sighted’ plans to axe free swimming

MPs blast ‘short-sighted’ plans to axe free swimming

28 February 2024

Three MPs have combined forces in a bid to persuade a council to reverse its intention to cut free swimming for children and the elderly.

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Mum grieves ‘kind’ son who took own life at mental health hospital

Mum grieves ‘kind’ son who took own life at mental health hospital

27 February 2024

A 37-year-old was able to take his own life at a secure facility after staff were not informed of his past medical records, an inquest has heard.

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Person airlifted to hospital after lorry fall

Person airlifted to hospital after lorry fall

26 February 2024

An air ambulance was seen landing at a business estate after reports of someone falling from a large vehicle.

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Hospitals pick up award and praised for ‘high-quality care’

Hospitals pick up award and praised for ‘high-quality care’

25 February 2024

Units at two different Kent hospitals have received an accolade for their patient care and safety.

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NHS issues 999 plea as five-day strike by junior doctors begins

NHS issues 999 plea as five-day strike by junior doctors begins

24 February 2024

People seeking medical treatment are being urged to choose NHS services ‘appropriately’ as around half of all NHS doctors begin a five-day strike.

Mum's heartbreak as ‘lovely, perfect’ son, 15, dies after short cancer battle

Mum's heartbreak as ‘lovely, perfect’ son, 15, dies after short cancer battle

23 February 2024

A devastated mother says her family feels “incomplete” after the tragic death of her “special, caring and funny” son.

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Visit to minor injuries after scooter fall revealed girl, 4, had cancer

Visit to minor injuries after scooter fall revealed girl, 4, had cancer

22 February 2024

A four-year-old girl who underwent routine x-rays after falling off her scooter was found to have cancer.

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‘Turn old school into 50 homes – just please give us a GP surgery’

‘Turn old school into 50 homes – just please give us a GP surgery’

21 February 2024

Residents say they are not against plans drawn up to build homes and flats on a former school site – but they want the medical centre promised.

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‘How dare this doctor have the audacity?’

‘How dare this doctor have the audacity?’

20 February 2024

A developer hoping to roll out a new village medical centre has launched a scathing attack on a GP who has backed alternative proposals.

Fossil hunter airlifted after ‘collapsing in mud’

Fossil hunter airlifted after ‘collapsing in mud’

18 February 2024

A hobbyist who collapsed while out searching for fossils had to be rescued by a coastguard team after finding himself stranded.

Towie and EastEnders stars to play in charity match

Towie and EastEnders stars to play in charity match

18 February 2024

A charity football match is taking place to raise funds to help an estate agent diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer at 28.

Mum missed vital scan to ‘not put pressure on NHS’

Mum missed vital scan to ‘not put pressure on NHS’

16 February 2024

A mum waited for five months to go to the doctor’s after finding a lump on her breast because she didn’t want to add to the pressure on the NHS.

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Maternity services rated ‘inadequate’ in damning report

Maternity services rated ‘inadequate’ in damning report

16 February 2024

A health watchdog has raised concerns about how safe a maternity unit is and has demanded action be taken to improve how it is managed.

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NHS throws garden therapy scheme on compost heap

NHS throws garden therapy scheme on compost heap

15 February 2024

A garden therapy scheme that has helped scores of people recover from depression and anxiety is to close in a “devastating” blow.

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Kent hospital patients ‘delighted’ after visit from therapy pony

Kent hospital patients ‘delighted’ after visit from therapy pony

15 February 2024

A therapy pony has visited a hospital as part of an ongoing drive to use animal therapy to boost patient recovery and experience.

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