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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...

On Helmand’s bleak wards, dying children pay the price as western aid to Afghanistan is switched off

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Shirin has paid heavily for both Afghanistan’s conflict, and its abrupt end in Taliban victory. Three years ago her husband lost his leg when a roadside bomb hit his bus. Then in the summer the militants’ victory brou...

Nursing crisis sweeps wards as NHS battles to find recruits

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Ministers are being warned of a mounting workforce crisis in England’s hospitals as they struggle to recruit staff for tens of thousands of nursing vacancies, with one in five nursing posts on some wards now unfilled....

James spares Ward’s blushes and earns Wales point in Czech Republic

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For Wales, this was a case of the good, the bad and the ugly. Aaron Ramsey showed great composure to open the scoring with an exquisite finish but Wales allowed the Czech Republic to get a leg-up when Danny Ward’s lap...

Troubled maternity wards still jeopardising patients, watchdog warns

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Babies and mothers are at risk of injury and death because too many maternity units have not improved care despite a string of childbirth scandals, the NHS watchdog has warned. In a highly critical report published on...

Mental health patients in shared wards despite calls for NHS to end practice

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People with serious mental health problems are being forced to share wards with distressed fellow patients, 20 years after the NHS was told to give them all their own rooms. There are still more than 1,100 beds in dor...

Life lessons: what a doctor learned from death and dying in Covid wards

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We’re playing a song for you,” Dr Luis Seija said softly, gazing at his patient. His voice, muffled by two masks and a face shield, fought to be heard above the noise of the hospital room. There were monitors beeping,...