When relatives are in hospital it can often be difficult to find somewhere to stay nearby, particularly if you've had to travel from far away.
But a hospital in Liverpool has solved that problem by creating a sort of free hotel, giving patients' relatives somewhere to rest.
Michael Worrall has been finding out more:
Thousands turned out in Chorley for a protest calling for the reopening of the town's accident and emergency unit on Saturday.
The hospital downgraded the A&E to an 'urgent care centre' in April due to a staff shortage.
Trust bosses say they hope to re-open the department by the end of the summer. Campaigners say they will keep pressure on the trust until that happens.
Today is the day the four specialist hospitals for Greater Manchester will finally be named for a major overhaul of NHS services.
The remaining hospitals will focus on planned procedures and lose their high-risk emergency surgery.
The changes called 'Healthier Together' could take up to three years.
It's likely three of the specialist hospitals will be Salford Royal, Manchester Royal Infirmary and the Royal Oldham. The fourth could be Wythenshawe, Stepping Hill, Wigan or Bolton.
Warrington and Halton Hospitals Foundation Trust has responded to the extension of Monitor's investigation into its A&E performance.
The Trust says it welcomes the news after missing the target for A&E waiting times by more than 5% last year.
The Trust also says major improvements are already being made in Warrington's A&E performance and that the Trust is aiming to meet the target of treating 95% of patients within 4 hours on an ongoing basis from the end of the month.
Simon Wright, chief operating officer and deputy chief executive at Warrington and Halton Hospitals, said:
The way hospitals record deaths in the region could be covering up poor treatment says a new report.
Figures from Dr Foster show a dramatic rise in the number recorded as needing "palliative care" at the end of their lives, with some saying more than 35% of their patients die this way.
- 38.03% (610 deaths) at Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust were palliative in 2012 - almost double the 19.24% in 2008.
- The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust also jumped from 1.35% palliative deaths in 2008 to 29.23% in 2012.
Experts fear hospitals could actually be hiding the fact patients were admitted for failed treatment. Data from health analysts Dr Foster shows that, across England in 2012/13, 36,425 deaths were coded as palliative these deaths are not included in the hospital standardised mortality ratio.
A Department of Health spokesman said: "The NHS needs high-quality mortality data. We would expect that all NHS Trusts have robust auditing systems in place."
Salford Royal’s the best place to work in the NHS according to a national survey of staff.
That's out of all NHS provider organisations. Staff were satisfied in their work and would recommend it as a place to work or be treated.
Patients with symptoms of the Norovirus are being asked to stay away from Leighton Hospital in Crewe, after admissions exceeded the average.
In a statement the trust said: "The Trust isencouraging members of the public to only use its Emergency Department forserious and life-threatening conditions such as heart-attacks, strokes, seriousaccidents and breathing difficulties.
"Self-care is oftenthe best choice to treat common illnesses and complaints such as coughs, colds,sore throats, upset stomachs and aches and pains, all of which can often betreated with a well-stocked medicine cabinet and plenty of rest.
"For expert advice and treatment, without the need to wait for a GP appointment, local pharmacies are able to provide a confidential service, as can NHS 111 and the NHS Choices website www.nhs.uk. NHS Choices can also help you locate your nearest NHS services such as GPs, dentists and pharmacies."
A maternity unit in Cumbria under investigation after the deaths of a number of mothers and babies has been praised for making improvements.
The health watchdog the Care Quality Commission published its findings after an unannounced visit to Furness General Hospital in Barrow.
Campaigners who've criticised standards of care at the unit say it'll take time before they are fully convinced it's safe.
This report from Amy Welch: