A team of charity workers based in West Yorkshire are heading to Syria to help to set up two hospitals.
Unions today said plans to cut the budget at Rotherham NHS Trust could mean the loss of 750 jobs.
The new 19 million East Riding Community Hospital based in Beverley will open its doors to the public today.
There are fresh criticisms of a north Notttinghamshire health trust - which is already being investigated over high death rates.
A report's accused King's Mill Hospital in Sutton in Ashfield of prioritising finances over patient care - after breast cancer sufferers were given faulty test results. Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust which runs the hospital insists it has improved since the blunder.
As the saying goes there's nothing like keeping it in the family and thankfully for John Batty from North Derbyshire he's got a very generous one. That's because he's had two kidney transplants - the first donor was his dad, the second his sister. Martin Fisher has the story.
It is a subject that many of us, understandably, find difficult to talk about - what happens to our organs once we die.
But, as new figures reveal 128 people in Bradford alone are waiting for a life-saving transplant, we're being urged to discuss our wishes with our family. Just one person's organs can save up to nine lives - and give someone else a future.
A new patient unit is opening at the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby.
The £4.4 million haematology/oncology and rheumatology includes a day case unit for chemotherapy treatments and an outpatients department. The new facilities have been created on the sit of the old D2 and D1 wards.
UNISON is calling on hospital managers to reveal more about their plans for jobs and services at Rotherham Hospital. Last week it was announced that 750 jobs would go at the hospital – including nursing staff and administrators such as medical secretaries.
Last week’s shocking revelations were incredibly worrying for people in Rotherham. Hospital managers are now prepared to talk about the scale of the job cuts, and we understand that the hospital’s board has already agreed to begin formal consultation on redundancies from December 1st. They have many questions to answer. They must come clean about the timescales involved and what exactly they are consulting on – is the whole workforce being put at risk of redundancy or only sections of it and which sections?
– Pam Johnson, UNISON head of health in Yorkshire and Humberside
The people of Rotherham will also want to know what cuts on this scale will mean for local services. Everything is under review at the moment it sems. Health services are too important and jobs too hard to come by at the moment - patients and staff have the right to know the truth.”
As many as 750 jobs are to be axed from the Rotherham's local health service to meet Government spending targets.
Rotherham NHS Trust says it needs a "smaller hospital, with substantially fewer beds", and a smaller workforce to save £50 million over the next four years.
In a report presented to the board by its chief executive it says
"compulsory redundancies are inevitable"
and there is a need for a smaller hospital with substantially fewer beds.