New mothers in the West Midlands are to be given a cardboard box for their new baby to sleep in when they leave hospital to help reduce infant deaths. The idea comes from Finland where it's had a dramatic affect on infant mortality rates, it's now hoped it may have the same effect here in the West Midlands which has the highest rate of sudden infant death syndrome, in the country.
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust are issuing Finnish-style 'Baby Boxes' for newborns to sleep in.Read the full story ›
Campaigners, fighting the overnight closure of Grantham's A and E unit, attended a meeting with the Health Secretary in London last night.Read the full story ›
A project by Coventry University is looking for couples willing to be filmed whilst having sex, in a bid to promote safe sex.Read the full story ›
The future of the threatened children's heart unit at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester has been the subject of passionate debate in parliament. MPs from all sides say the proposal by NHS England to close it down simply doesn't make sense.
Campaigners fear lives would be lost if surgery is transferred to Birmingham.
While NHS England insist no decisions have yet been taken they say the shake-up is about creating a robust and sustainable service for the future. Leading the opposition today was Leicester MP Liz Kendall.
Leicester West MP Liz Kendall held a debate in Parliament this morning over the future of the Children's Heart Surgery Unit at Glenfield Hospital.
Our Political Correspondent is in Westminster covering the story.
The debate comes as the unit was earmarked for closure after health bosses said it wasn't meeting the standards required.
The closure has been opposed by the local hospitals' trust, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, as well as patients families who are affected across the East Midlands.
Parents are being urged to educate themselves about the risksRead the full story ›
The GP 'Delivered Quick' service delivers an on-demand doctor straight to your door via a smartphone app, within an average of 90 minutes.Read the full story ›
Parking for one-hour at some hospitals across the midlands could see you forking out more than £3.Read the full story ›
Nearly half a million children in the West Midlands will be offered a vaccination against flu to keep them well over winter.Read the full story ›