Hand Back Our Hospital

Key hospital issues to be debated next week

Bucks Free Press: MP accuses NHS of 'botching' launch of new hospital unit

11:18am Tuesday 8th April 2014

KEY health issues will be scrutinised by County Hall as hospital care in Buckinghamshire is said to be “ahead of the game”.

Defra issues health warnings over "high" air pollution

Bucks Free Press: Defra issues health warning over "high" air pollution

10:06am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

HEALTH warnings have been issued by the government as air quality plummets - with south Buckinghamshire among the worst hit areas.

Wycombe MP opens new care home

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe MP opens new care home

1:49pm Monday 31st March 2014

A NEW care home in High Wycombe has been opened by MP Steve Baker.

Does Britain's growing ageing population have rights?

Bucks Free Press: Dedicated to the needs of the ageing population

11:35am Thursday 27th March 2014

Does Britain's growing ageing population have rights?

Health check drive comes to Wycombe mosque

Bucks Free Press: Health check drive comes to Wycombe mosque

6:00am Friday 7th February 2014

A HEALTH check at a High Wycombe mosque came as the latest part of a drive to get more people making sure they get themselves checked over.

Pioneering heart care programme comes to Wycombe Hospital

Bucks Free Press: Pioneering heart care programme comes to Wycombe Hospital

8:20am Thursday 30th January 2014

A PIONEERING heart care unit aiming to help patients change their lifestyle to cope with cardiac problems has opened at Wycombe Hospital.

Patient and carer feedback sought to improve Bucks health services

Bucks Free Press: Professor Lynne Swiatczak, Chief Nurse and Director of Patient Care Standards at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

11:20am Saturday 11th January 2014

FEEDBACK from patients and carers is being sought at meetings aiming to help form improvements for healthcare in the county.

Health watchdog: Wexham Park Hospital put patients 'at risk of harm' in some wards

Bucks Free Press: Surrey trust could takeover Wexham Park Hospital

5:00pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

PATIENTS were put "at risk of harm" in some wards at Wexham Park Hospital, which were found to be falling below essential standards according to the findings of a recent health watchdog inspection.

Support service for young mums celebrates its own first birthday

Bucks Free Press: Support service for young mums celebrates its own first birthday

6:00am Friday 13th December 2013

A SUPPORT service helping young mums through pregnancy and their child’s early years has celebrated its own first birthday.

Vulnerable should get a flu jab for the winter, says council

Bucks Free Press: A patient receiving a flu vaccination jab

7:50am Tuesday 10th December 2013

ELDERLY and vulnerable people should get a flu jab to help their chances of staying fit and healthy over the festive period, Buckinghamshire County Council says.

Bucks health trust wins praise for progress after damning Keogh Review

Bucks Free Press: Anne Eden

3:50pm Monday 9th December 2013

A HEALTH Trust placed in special measures after a damning report in the Keogh Review has won praise for the progress it has made in improving its standards.

111 phone service the key to beating winter nightmares at Bucks hospitals

Bucks Free Press: Reassurances over new NHS 111 helpline

8:00am Monday 9th December 2013

THE 111 non-emergency phone service will be the key to avoiding the winter nightmares experienced by many patients in Bucks' hospitals last year, according to one of the top medical figures in the county.

Health meetings outcome: NHS patients want better communication

Bucks Free Press: The meeting held by the CCG at Marlow

11:25am Friday 6th December 2013

BETTER communication from the health services to its patients was highlighted as a key factor in improving NHS-users' experience in Bucks, according to the outcome of a series of meetings aiming to improve healthcare in the county.

MP stops by for a health check at Wycombe Library

Bucks Free Press: MP stops by for a health check at Wycombe Library

7:20am Thursday 5th December 2013

WYCOMBE’S MP Steve Baker visited Wycombe Library to make sure he was on track for a healthy start to 2014 as a scheme offering free healthchecks draws to a close this weekend.

78-year-old charged with alleged rape and indecent assault at Bucks hospitals

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10:57am Thursday 21st November 2013

A-78-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with rape and four counts of indecent assault relating to historic incidents at hospitals in Bucks– including Stoke Mandeville.

Public invited to Wycombe health meeting on Thursday

Bucks Free Press: Dr Gamell

11:52am Tuesday 19th November 2013

THE latest in a series of meetings aiming to help shape the future of NHS services in the area is coming to Wycombe on Thursday evening.

Mortality rates down at Bucks hospitals

Bucks Free Press: Anne Eden

8:00am Sunday 10th November 2013

MORTALITY rates across Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust have improved, according to figures released this week.

Phone app to help ambulance staff give patients best care

Bucks Free Press: Ambulances 'worst' for cardiac arrest, according to figures

7:20am Thursday 31st October 2013

A NEW mobile phone application is set to help ambulance staff determine which hospital they should be taking patients to.

Public to have their say on health services at new meetings

Bucks Free Press: Dr Gamell

3:02pm Tuesday 29th October 2013

RESIDENTS are being given the chance to tell the NHS in Bucks what they think of health services across the area.

'Join in A&E campaign today by sending your photos'

Bucks Free Press: Hand Back Our Hospital

6:20am Tuesday 22nd October 2013

RESIDENTS who want Wycombe's A&E to return are being asked to take photos of their hands today as part of a campaign.

Jimmy Savile told police: I own hospital

Bucks Free Press: Disgraced DJ Jimmy Savile

4:03pm Thursday 17th October 2013

DISGRACED television presenter Jimmy Savile claimed he 'owned' Stoke Mandeville Hospital during a police interview, it was revealed this week.

NHS chief: We're failing with our message

Bucks Free Press: anne eden

4:27pm Monday 14th October 2013

THE top NHS boss in Bucks has admitted that her organisation is "clearly failing" to get key messages across as resentment over the loss of Wycombe's A and E continues.

A&E nurse job advertised for Wycombe Hospital

Bucks Free Press: MP accuses NHS of 'botching' launch of new hospital unit

6:30pm Monday 14th October 2013

AN ADVERT has been posted for an A and E nurse at Wycombe Hospital - even though there has been no A and E at the site since 2005.

MP: Put patients in charge of NHS

Bucks Free Press: GPs are concerned that care for vulnerable older patients will suffer as their workloads build

10:30am Saturday 12th October 2013

WYCOMBE'S MP is pushing for plans which could see doctors surgeries opening for longer hours to help workers.

Wycombe NHS staff scoop awards

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe NHS staff scoop awards

9:42am Friday 11th October 2013

NHS staff from Wycombe were among the winners at an annual Buckinghamshire awards night

Campaigner calls hospital crash response 'a joke'

Bucks Free Press: Campaigner calls hospital crash response 'a joke'

4:20pm Friday 4th October 2013

TWO people injured in road collision were taken to two separate hospitals in Slough and Aylesbury- despite the accident happening in the grounds of Wycombe Hospital.

Cash plea from NHS chiefs to avoid more A&E winter woes

Bucks Free Press: Norovirus back with a vengeance - ops cancelled

5:20pm Monday 30th September 2013

HEALTH bosses will be appealing to "the world and his wife" in a desperate plea for extra cash to stave off another A and E crisis this winter.

Cash crisis could make Keogh changes difficult, says NHS boss

Bucks Free Press: Sir Bruce Keogh says the NHS should adopt the business models of PC World or Dixons, where people expect more but pay less

9:20am Monday 30th September 2013

LACK of cash could make vital changes required by a scathing national report on high death rates difficult, a NHS finance boss says.

Bucks NHS trust could face £5m deficit

Bucks Free Press: Hospital trust meeting

7:00am Monday 30th September 2013

THE body running Buckinghamshire's hospitals and healthcare services could be facing a £5million deficit by the end of the year.

'At-risk' groups in Bucks urged to get free flu jab

Bucks Free Press: 'At-risk' groups in Bucks urged to get free flu jab

1:00pm Friday 27th September 2013

WITH winter fast approaching, Bucks residents at the greatest risk from flu are being encouraged to sign up for a free vaccination.

Hospital A&E petition brings about urgent care review

Bucks Free Press: Cllr Julia Wassell

7:00am Friday 27th September 2013

A REVIEW looking at the concerns of nearly 16,000 people who called for a probe into A and E at Stoke Mandeville has been agreed.

NHS chief backed after councillor calls for her to go

Bucks Free Press: NHS chief backed after councillor calls for her to go

3:47pm Thursday 26th September 2013

THE Chief Executive of Buckinghamshire’s NHS trust this week received the unequivocal backing of her board, despite calls from a councillor for her to resign.

A and E probe decision expected this week

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4:40pm Monday 23rd September 2013

A DECISION on whether a probe is launched into A and E at Stoke Mandeville - as called for by over 15,000 people - is expected to be announced next Thursday.

Health trust failed to protect welfare of patients

Bucks Free Press: Amersham Hospital

4:50pm Thursday 19th September 2013

A NURSING chief has insisted the trust which runs Buckinghamshire's hospitals is committed to caring for its patients after inspectors said they had failed them.

Stoke Mandeville to host cancer information drop-in day

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3:58pm Tuesday 27th August 2013

A DROP-IN day for information on the wide range of cancer services available to them will be held at Stoke Mandeville Hospital next week.

Wycombe Lido parking fiasco: Fusion pledges answers

Bucks Free Press: The photo of the Wycombe Lido parking machine, from Charlotte Gibbs.

2:24pm Sunday 25th August 2013

THE leisure company which runs the Wycombe Rye Lido has pledged to get answers after fury exploded over a flood parking fines.

Stoke Mandeville Hospital applies for 553 space car park

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4:31pm Saturday 24th August 2013

HEALTH chiefs have lodged plans to create a temporary car park accommodating 553 vehicles for users of Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Bucks babies expected to live longer than national average

Bucks Free Press: The life expectancy of older people is lower in Bradford

7:00am Tuesday 20th August 2013

BABIES born in Buckinghamshire can expect to live longer than the national average, with life expectancy rising by at least two years for county residents in the last decade.

Death and injuries on road costing Bucks £70milllion per year

Bucks Free Press: The scene of the crash on the A413

10:00am Monday 19th August 2013

DEATH and serious injuries caused by road crashes in Buckinghamshire are costing over £70milllion per year, a study into transport and health has concluded.

Nearly 1 in 3 Bucks ten and eleven year-olds obese or overweight

Bucks Free Press: Around 30 per cent of English children aged two to 15 are overweight and up to a fifth are obese, surveys suggest

1:00pm Monday 5th August 2013

NEARLY a third of children in Buckinghamshire aged ten or eleven are overweight or obese, a new report has revealed.

Decrease in patients shifted from ward to ward

Bucks Free Press: Elderly man died after hospital feeding blunder

9:00am Monday 5th August 2013

THE number of patients being moved twice or more from ward to ward has been significantly reduced, health officials announced this week.

Publicity drive to steer patients to minor injuries unit rather than A&E

Bucks Free Press: Elderly man died after hospital feeding blunder

7:00am Monday 5th August 2013

INJURY victims and the ill will be directed away from A&E and into the replacement Minor Injuries and Illness Unit in Wycombe Hospital through a new publicity drive.

Wycombe Labour: We predicted health 'shambles'

Bucks Free Press: Linda Derrick

2:00pm Sunday 4th August 2013

WYCOMBE Labour has accused the county council and the Government of not heeding its warnings after a national report exposed major failings in Bucks' hospitals.

Health boss 'disturbed' by staff exits

Bucks Free Press: Elderly man died after hospital feeding blunder

2:40pm Friday 2nd August 2013

A HEALTH boss is 'disturbed' by the amount of staff leaving the healthcare trust.

Maternity ward revamp starts after £1m grant

Bucks Free Press: WY50812-P 02 Stoke Mandeville Hospital (SL).JPG

11:50am Friday 2nd August 2013

A MATERNITY ward has undergone the first stages of a major refurbishment after a Government grant worth nearly £1m.

Bucks NHS boss: We're sorry over failings

Bucks Free Press: Anne Eden

9:20am Friday 2nd August 2013

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE'S top NHS boss has called a scathing Government report a "really important crossroads" and said sorry to anyone who has suffered poor treatment.

Ex-Wycombe Hospital doctor convicted of sexual assault

Bucks Free Press: MP accuses NHS of 'botching' launch of new hospital unit

3:12pm Tuesday 30th July 2013

A FORMER doctor at Wycombe Hospital has been ordered to pay £1,500 to two victims he sexually abused.

NHS Direct seeks to withdraw from Bucks' 111 phone service

Bucks Free Press: Reassurances over new NHS 111 helpline

1:01pm Monday 29th July 2013

ANOTHER provider is being sought to operate the 111 medical service number in Bucks, after NHS Direct has said it is seeking to pull out of its contract in the county.

Ambulance service warns of needless 999 calls during heatwave

Bucks Free Press: Concerns raised over increasing use of junior ambulance staff

11:10am Tuesday 23rd July 2013

A MAN who superglued his finger to his ear and another who wanted to check he would be alright after eating an out of date ready meal are just two of the needless 999 calls made to the ambulance service over recent days.

Health chief sorry after no doctors at Wycombe Hospital Unit

Bucks Free Press: Elderly man died after hospital feeding blunder

7:00am Wednesday 17th July 2013

A HEALTH boss has said sorry to a councillor after he was told there were no doctors to see him at Wycombe Hospital's Minor Injuries Unit.



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