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Death, addiction, grace: a year as chaplain in New York’s toughest hospital

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The patient, who I’ll call RL, was homeless and came into Bellevue’s psychiatric ward experiencing hallucinations. His struggle with severe mental illness was similar to many of the other homeless people I saw on my d...

Questions raised over secrecy around Queen’s overnight hospital stay

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The Queen is undertaking “light duties” after a hospital visit for “preliminary investigations” as Buckingham Palace faced questions over its handling of news of her overnight admission. The 95-year-old monarch is sai...

Bill Clinton says he is ‘glad to be home’ after hospital admission

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Bill Clinton has released a video saying he is on the road to recovery after being hospitalised in southern California for six days to treat an infection unrelated to Covid-19. Clinton, 75, who arrived home in New Yor...

Czech hospital angered by unauthorised visit to see ailing president

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Police in the Czech Republic will stop unauthorised hospital visits to the country’s ailing president, Miloš Zeman, after doctors treating him in intensive care complained that a leading political figure had called on...

Brazil hospital chain accused of hiding Covid deaths and giving unproven drugs

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One of Brazil’s biggest healthcare providers has been accused of covering up coronavirus deaths, pressuring doctors to prescribe ineffective treatments, and testing unproven drugs on elderly patients as part of ideolo...

Police to investigate four deaths at flagship Glasgow hospital

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Police are investigating four deaths at the flagship Queen Elizabeth university hospital (QEUH) in Glasgow, it has emerged. The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) – which has a duty to investigate all ...

Anti-vaxxer mother and daughter die from Covid in Belfast hospital

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An anti-vaxxer mother and her daughter died just days apart in a Belfast hospital after they contracted Covid-19, leaving their family “devastated”. The BBC reported that Sammie-Jo Forde, 32, died in the Ulster hospit...

More than 2,000 healthcare workers in isolation placing hospital systems under pressure

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More than 2,000 health workers across NSW, Victoria and the ACT are currently in isolation, placing more pressure on the remaining workforce as Covid cases continue to climb. The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association s...

New York hospital to stop delivering babies as staff quit over vaccine rules

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A hospital in upstate New York will at least temporarily stop delivering babies later this month, after too many employees resigned over a Covid-19 vaccination mandate. “We are unable to safely staff the service after...

Tell us: have you paid for hospital treatment without health insurance?

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As NHS waiting lists for non-urgent surgeries reached unprecedented levels during the pandemic, some have resorted to pay for healthcare themselves. Spire Healthcare, one of Britain’s leading private hospital operator...

Vulnerable patient’s death at private hospital is a ‘scandal’, says mother

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A mother whose son was among three people who died at a private hospital for people with learning disabilities said his death was a “scandal” as a report highlighted a series of failings. Ben King, 32, who had Down’s ...

Inside an Oregon hospital amid an ‘absolutely stunning’ Covid surge

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There was a time earlier this summer when April Rivera and the staff at the drive-through Covid testing site in southern Oregon where she worked had considered closing their doors because demand was so low. Now, hundr...

‘High-risk activity’: Ardern advises hospital visitors against sex with patients during Covid

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New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern may have kept her cool through a global pandemic, but a question about a patient and a visitor having sex at an Auckland hospital had the typically unflappable leader strugg...

Hospital admits liability for baby’s death after ignoring mother’s concerns

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A hospital has admitted liability for the death of a baby who was delivered stillborn three days after his mother’s complaints of fluid loss and severe pain were dismissed as wetting the bed. Jacob Jackson could have ...

Hospital calls for action to stop cyclist deaths at notorious London junction

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A leading hospital has called for immediate safety works at a notoriously dangerous junction in central London where one of its doctors was killed last month while cycling to work, saying it was unacceptable for more ...

Sydney Covid patient in Westmead hospital after overdosing on ivermectin and other online ‘cures’

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A Covid-positive person in Sydney was admitted to Westmead hospital suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea after overdosing on ivermectin and other drugs ordered online. Westmead hospital’s toxicologist, Naren Gunja, s...

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