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Sudden cardiac death: compelling new video released

A compelling new video has been released to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death in the young.

Matthew Dewhirst, who was 17 and from Shropshire, collapsed and died on the rugby field. His parents didn't know he had an underlying heart condition

They are now at the forefront of a campaign calling for better screening and support for those at risk. They were at Westminster meeting MPs today.

Our correspondent Alison Mackenzie sent this report.


£6.6m Cystic Fibrosis Centre opened in Nottingham

A new centre for Cystic Fibrosis patients will be officially opened in Nottingham today.

The Wolfson Cystic Fibrosis Centre will be officially opened today Credit: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

The £6.6 million pound centre has been designed to care for more than 250 patients at Nottingham City Hospital.

Facilities include gym pods - allowing patients to exercise as a group whilst avoiding cross-infection - personalised chefs and an outdoor gym.


Trust behind Kettering hospital given 'Requiring Improvement' rating

The trust which runs Kettering General Hospital has been given an overall rating of 'Requiring Improvement' by the Care Quality Commission.

Kettering General Hospital Credit: ITV News Central

The health watchdog said it needed to improve a number of areas including its emergency services, maternity and gynaecology.

The Trust says it will address the areas highlighted and is also committed to building on its strengths.

Travellers leave Selly Oak Hospital site after police order

Travellers who settled on the Selly Oak Hospital site over the weekend have left, following a police order.

Selly Oak Hospital in 2008 Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

West Midlands Police served a notice under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act this afternoon, and told the travellers to leave by 6pm.

By 4pm, they had left the site. The area is now going to be assessed and necessary works carried out before staff are allowed to return to work there.

The 300 administrative staff who were relocated to other sites run by the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust will remain at the other sites for the rest of the week.

NHS workers say no pay rise is unfair

NHS workers picketing in the Midlands have told ITV News Central that the lack of pay rise is unfair.

Picketing in Birmingham this morning Credit: ITV News Central

The Government says it can't afford the recommended 1% pay rise, but has approved their own wage increase.

We spoke to Rosemary Exton, from the Royal College of Midwives while she was on strike outside Nottingham City Hospital.

Admin worker, Jo Vaughan, who is a member of Unison union, picketed in Birmingham.

Hospital workers relocating after travellers move in

Hundreds of health workers at Selly Oak Hospital are to be relocated after travellers moved onto the site.

Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham in 2008 Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Around 35 travellers in between 7 and 12 caravans moved on to the grounds of the former hospital in Birmingham at the weekend.

The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the site, is taking legal advice about eviction.

Officials say they have turned off power on safety grounds. Around 300 administrative staff working at the hospital will be relocated to other sites until the travellers have moved.

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