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Outrage as Paris hospitals chief raises idea of charging unvaccinated patients

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The head of hospitals in Paris has raised the question of whether Covid patients who have refused to be vaccinated should be charged for emergency treatment if they become seriously ill with the virus. Martin Hirsch s...

NHS paying £2bn a year to private hospitals for mental health patients

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The NHS is paying £2bn a year to private hospitals to care for mental health patients because it does not have enough of its own beds, the Guardian can reveal. The independent sector receives about 13.5% of the £14.8b...

Record number of NHS England patients waiting for routine hospital treatment

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Sajid Javid has warned that the number of people needing hospital treatment in England is set to rise sharply, outstripping the new record of almost 5.5m already on the NHS waiting list. The health secretary said the ...

Some US patients waiting for organ transplants must get Covid vaccine or be removed from list

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Health systems in Colorado and Washington are removing unvaccinated patients from organ transplant lists, given research that unprotected recipients are much more likely to die from Covid-19. UCHealth in Colorado told...

340,000 cancer patients face late diagnosis due to NHS staff shortages

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Hundreds of thousands of cancer patients in England face being diagnosed late in the coming years, MPs have warned, as they condemned the government’s failure to tackle the NHS staffing shortages that risk survival ra...

Nearly 300% more Covid patients in US hospitals at weekend than a year ago

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The number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals across the US this Labor Day weekend was nearly 300% higher than this time last year, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The average number of deaths was over...

‘No one judges you out here’: fishing prescribed for NHS patients

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They talk with almost mythic reverence about the 24lb common carp. It is the prize fish in this quiet Manchester fishing pond, where the catch below the surface is a much-needed distraction from the troubles on land. ...

Covid disrupted treatment for 30% of NHS cancer patients, survey shows

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Almost three in 10 cancer patients had their treatment disrupted when the NHS suspended much of its normal care to focus on Covid-19, a survey shows. Overall 29% of people receiving cancer care had a test, procedure o...

Private hospitals treated just eight Covid patients a day despite deal to help NHS

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Private hospitals treated a total of just eight Covid patients a day during the pandemic despite a multi-billion pound deal with the government to help stop the NHS being overwhelmed, a report reveals. And they also p...

NHS trust fined £1.3m over deaths of two patients after staff mistakes

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An NHS trust has been fined over £1.3m after it admitted breaking the law by failing to provide safe care in two cases where patients died after serious mistakes were made by hospital staff. The Shrewsbury and Telford...

Blackpool: five charged in investigation into ill treatment of stroke patients

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Five health workers have been charged with a range of criminal offences as part of a major police investigation into the alleged ill treatment of stroke patients in hospital. The charges were announced more than three...

At least 27 die in fire at Baghdad hospital housing Covid patients

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At least 27 people were killed and 46 injured in a fire on Saturday at a hospital in south-east Baghdad that had been equipped to house Covid-19 patients, medical sources at three nearby hospitals said. The fire at th...

Number of healthy patients ‘stranded’ in English hospital wards rises by 80%

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The number of patients stuck in hospital in England despite being medically fit to leave nearly doubled between February and November this year. The rise is worrying health experts, who say it is more evidence that th...

Mental health patients ‘missed out on care’ during Covid

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Mental health patients found their conditions deteriorated during the pandemic because the NHS switched from in-person help to support by telephone, video and text messages, new research reveals. Many reported a lower...

One in 10 UK patients caught Covid in hospital in first wave, finds study

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About one in 10 patients were infected with coronavirus while in hospital during the first wave of the pandemic in the UK – and that figure rose to about one in six after the peak of Covid hospital admissions, researc...

The WHO is letting down long Covid patients

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The WHO recently released its clinical case definition for what it called “post-Covid-19 condition”. This definition is too little too late, its myopic scope does not recognize the breadth of disability and disease ca...

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