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Hospital bosses refuse to confirm why five consultants resigned

Evesham Journal: 04.04.13
Worcester

Ambulances wait outside Accident and Emergency at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.
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3:08pm Thursday 26th February 2015

THE head of the organisation running Worcestershire’s three major hospitals has refused to disclose why five of the trust’s consultants resigned simultaneously earlier this month.

Mobile operating theatres could be introduced at Worcestershire hospitals

Evesham Journal: Nick Toogood - 28/05/10. GV of Worcestershire Royal Hospital. (12397321)

6:19pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

MOBILE operating theatres could be introduced to Worcestershire hospitals to carry out elective operations quicker and avoid the loss of government funding caused by sending patients to private providers.

Teen pregnancy down in Worcester, but up in Malvern

Evesham Journal: File photo dated 09/01/07 showing a pregnant woman holding her stomach, eight months into her pregnancy. A poll out today reveals that worries over relationships, sex and money are leaving many pregnant women feeling stressed-out. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

1:21pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

RATES of pregnancy among girls aged younger than 18 in Worcester are down, but levels are up in the Malvern Hills.

Princess Anne to open Worcester's new oncology centre

Evesham Journal: HRH Princess Anne opened the new home for jockeys and racing staff in Malton. Pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross

10:46am Tuesday 24th February 2015

PRINCESS Anne is to officially open Worcester’s new oncolocy centre, it has been announced.

Was that Shabir Khan bodyslam entertaining or embarrassing?

Evesham Journal: SHABIR KHAN: Former University of Worcester student.

10:11am Tuesday 24th February 2015

IT’S turning out to be quite the year for Worcester City FC.

Hospital trust responds to problems

Evesham Journal: Nick Toogood - 28/05/10. GV of Worcestershire Royal Hospital. (12397321)

6:13pm Monday 23rd February 2015

HOSPITAL bosses in Worcestershire have announced a series of measures to deal with the raft of issues facing the county’s health service.

Worcestershire's NHS in crisis

Evesham Journal: Nick Toogood - 28/05/10. GV of A&E department at Worcestershire Royal Hopsital. (9926102)

9:44am Wednesday 18th February 2015

THE NHS in Worcestershire has been dealt a fresh blow after a patient told how she was forced to sit in severe pain in the A&E waiting room at Worcestershire Royal Hospital because there were no beds, or even a trolley, available.

Warndon Village resident's concerns over firm's new HQ plans

Evesham Journal:

10:24am Tuesday 17th February 2015

ANGRY residents in the Warndon Villages area of Worcester have hit out at plans by a Spetchley business company to build a new 2,915sq m headquarters on land near a 900-year-old grade one-listed church.

Attention seeking or genuinely in need of help?

Evesham Journal:

10:20am Tuesday 17th February 2015

WE’VE all got one, that one Facebook friend who constantly posts vague yet oddly specific messages making thinly veiled references to “a certain someone” or claiming they’re “furious.com”.

Drink and drug driver wrecked friend's car, court hears

Evesham Journal:

3:18pm Friday 13th February 2015

A MAN who stole his friend’s Mercedes and crashed it into trees after trying to drive home while over the drink-drive limit and smoking cannabis has been handed a 16-week suspended jail sentence.

Teen who has spent more than a year in hospital becomes charity ambassador

Evesham Journal:

4:17pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

A WORCESTERSHIRE teenager who has spent more than a year in hospital with a debilitating illness has pledged to support other young people with similar conditions.

Worcester man denies 20 charges including fraud and handling stolen goods

Evesham Journal:

12:20pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

A WORCESTER man is to stand trial accused of eight counts of handling stolen goods, eight of fraud by false representation by selling the items to a pawnbroker, and four other charges.

Man who assaulted paramedic missed probation appointment, court hears

Evesham Journal:

12:15pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

A MAN who admitted assaulting a paramedic in Malvern did not attend an appointment with the probation service as he was not aware it had been scheduled, a court was told.

Malvern women deny assaulting another woman

Evesham Journal:

3:00pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

TWO Malvern women are to stand trial accused of assaulting another woman in the Bakery Inn in Worcester Road on October 31, 2014.

Worcester man denies stealing bike

Evesham Journal:

2:00pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

A RESIDENT at St Paul’ s Hostel in Tallow Hill, Worcester, has denied stealing a Salgeno bicycle worth £100 and giving it to a friend to sell.

Former soldier caught stealing DVDs from Worcester HMV

Evesham Journal:

10:00am Tuesday 10th February 2015

A FORMER soldier has admitted trying to steal a DVD box set worth £49.99 from HMV in Worcester city centre to pay for cigarettes and food.

Atheism shouldn't mean extremism

Evesham Journal: Prof Richard Dawkins

9:31am Tuesday 10th February 2015

ONE of the most wonderful things about being an adult is how much more comfortable I feel embracing who I am without caring what other people think.

Court hears 'bored' man committed lewd act in Asda car park

Evesham Journal:

9:25am Tuesday 10th February 2015

A MAN who admitted committing a lewd act in a supermarket car park said he did so because he was bored and found Worcester “culturally defunct”.

NHS spending on agency nurses rockets

Evesham Journal:

10:30am Friday 6th February 2015

SPENDING on hiring agency nursing staff in Worcestershire has rocketed 150 per cent in just two years, shock figures reveal.

Hospital trust £27.6 million in the red

Evesham Journal: 04.04.13
Worcester

Ambulances wait outside Accident and Emergency at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.
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9:19am Friday 30th January 2015

THE organisation running Worcestershire Royal Hospital has announced it could end this financial year £27.6 million in the red – almost three times its initial prediction.

New Year off to a poorly start

Evesham Journal: Choose the best place to receive health care this winter

9:32am Tuesday 27th January 2015

NEWSFLASH – being ill is rubbish.

Unemployment falls in the Malvern Hills

Evesham Journal: Harriett Baldwin the new MP for West Worcestershire, outside the Houses of Parliament. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.  Picture date: Tuesday May 18, 2010. See PA story POLITICS MPs. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire  (16313222)

12:59pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

THE amount of people in the Malvern Hills out of work fell again in December.

New breast unit aims to ease patients' worries

Evesham Journal:

12:54pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

A BRAND new breast clinic in Worcester, which includes a state-of-the-art scanner, is offering patients in the county the most top of the range treatment and diagnosis available.

Unemployment down in Wychavon

Evesham Journal: Job Centre Plus is relocating to Ross Library.

12:24pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

THE amount of people in Wychavon out of work fell again last month.

Video: Watch family's hidden camera catch carer stealing from their mum

Evesham Journal:

10:27am Tuesday 20th January 2015

A WOMAN who admitted stealing cash from an elderly woman was only caught after her family installed a hidden camera in her flat, a court has heard.

'Funny' cartoon wasn't worth 12 lives

Evesham Journal:

9:31am Tuesday 20th January 2015

IN THE aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo killings, free speech has been at the forefront of discussion across newspapers, television, radio, the internet, the dinner table and the pub.

Men - it's time to grow up

Evesham Journal:

1:27pm Tuesday 13th January 2015

WHILE the rise of internet bullying, online stalking and cyber fraud are well documented, there’s another dark side of the internet which only seems to have arisen in recent times.

Political interference not the answer to hospitals crisis, says Worcester MP

Evesham Journal: Nick Toogood - 28/05/10. GV of Worcestershire Royal Hospital. (12397321)

4:46pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

POLITICAL interference is not the answer to the growing NHS crisis, Worcester’s MP has said.

Worcester couple invite Gary Barlow to sing at their wedding

Evesham Journal:

2:33pm Monday 5th January 2015

A COUPLE from Worcester who have had to cancel their wedding twice are hoping to make their third try extra-memorable by inviting Take That star Gary Barlow to sing at their reception.

Call for better phone signal in the Cotswolds

Evesham Journal:

8:35am Thursday 18th December 2014

CAMPAIGNERS are lobbying for action to boost mobile phone coverage across the Cotswolds.

Fan reflects on dramatic cup night for Worcester City

Evesham Journal:

12:14am Thursday 18th December 2014

THE FA Cup second-round replay against Scunthorpe United will surely go down as one of the most dramatic games in Worcester City’s history.

Change the record on festive tunes

Evesham Journal:

11:31am Tuesday 16th December 2014

ONCE again we’ve come to that wonderful time of year where cheery jangly Christmas music rings out wherever you go while radio stations put the Greatest Festive Tunes Ever! album on repeat and go home for the month.

Neighbours in Fernhill Heath battle plans to convert pub to shop

Evesham Journal:

12:51pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014

A ROW has broken out over plans to convert a pub in Fernhill Heath into a convenience store.

Does anyone believe everything they read?

Evesham Journal:

2:34pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

THERE’S a popular myth in British culture that the newspaper you read dictates your political opinions.

Ebola scare at Worcestershire Royal Hospital

Evesham Journal: Nick Toogood - 28/05/10. GV of Worcestershire Royal Hospital. (12397321)

2:24pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

HOSPITAL staff were on high alert earlier this month after a patient went to A&E at Worcestershire Royal Hospital showing symptoms of Ebola, it has been revealed.

Advice on preventing bed sores at hospitals in Worcestershire

Evesham Journal:

4:25pm Thursday 20th November 2014

PATIENTS and visitors to hospitals throughout Worcestershire today have been given some invaluable advice on preventing bed sores.

Leading Worcestershire GP hits out at reports ranking doctor's surgeries

Evesham Journal:

4:30pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

ONE of the most senior GPs in Worcestershire has called into question the validity of a set of statistics ranking doctor’s surgeries in the county.

Kid's TV was better when we were young...wasn't it?

Evesham Journal:

9:41am Monday 17th November 2014

WE’VE all been there – you’re sitting in the pub with some mates discussing how few of the people in I’m a Celebrity you’ve actually heard of when the conversation dries up and everyone eyes their pints awkwardly.

Mervyn King named new Worcestershire County Cricket Club president

Evesham Journal: Warning Sir Mervyn King

6:00am Wednesday 12th November 2014

FORMER governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King has been named as the new president of Worcestershire County Cricket Club.

UPDATED: Jobs at risk across Worcestershire as Lloyds Banking Groups announces cuts

Evesham Journal:

2:29pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

JOBS in Worcestershire could be put at risk after banking giant Lloyds announced it was to shut 200 branches and cut its staff numbers by 9,000.

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Woman charged following Malvern drugs raid

Evesham Journal:

12:37pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

POLICE dramatically smashed their way into a house in Malvern on Monday afternoon in a drugs warrant.

Let's kick violence out of football

Evesham Journal:

8:49am Tuesday 28th October 2014

WHAT is it about football that turns some people into utter morons?

FULL STORY: NHS workers walk out in row over pay

Evesham Journal:

3:03pm Monday 13th October 2014

HEALTH workers across Worcestershire walked out yesterday (MONDAY) morning in a row over pay.

To beard or not to beard

Evesham Journal: Austrian singer Conchita Wurst, a bearded drag queen and winner of the Eurovision Song Contest

11:16am Monday 13th October 2014

NOEL Edmonds, Brian Blessed, Chuck Norris, and me.

Paramedic numbers up in the West Midlands

Evesham Journal:

11:33am Saturday 11th October 2014

PARAMEDICS in Worcestershire and the West Midlands have been bucking the national trend, with the amount working within the NHS increasing over the past two years.

Campaign launched to cut down on wasted medicine in the Evesham area

Evesham Journal:

8:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

HEALTH bosses have launched a campaign to cut down on wasted medicine in Evesham and the surrounding area.

Cathedral service to say thanks for unsung heroes of Worcestershire's NHS

Evesham Journal:

5:12pm Monday 15th September 2014

A special service at Worcester Cathedral will launch a week-long celebration of the work of health staff in the county.

Bishop Perowne headteacher to step down

Evesham Journal:

9:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

THE headteacher of a Worcester secondary school is to step down after more than 10 years in the role.

Hooray, summer is over

Evesham Journal:

11:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

I HOPE you enjoyed the summer because that, apparently, is all we’re getting this year.

Government minister "horrified" by nurse's thefts from Worcester hospital

Evesham Journal:

11:45am Thursday 21st August 2014

A SENIOR government minister has said he is “horrified” a nurse who already had convictions for theft was allowed to work at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, where she stole hundreds of pounds from three elderly patients.

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