London's maternity services have been rated among the worst in the country by new mothers.
More than half of London's A&E departments keep patients waiting too long for treatment.
High death rates, poor safety levels, dissatisfied patients, disillusioned staff are just some of the problems identified.
A major redevelopment of St Helier Hospital in south London now looks unlikely to go ahead. The £219 million scheme was promised four years ago. But MP for Mitcham and Morden, Siobhan McDonagh has been told the project is "unaffordable" by the group which delivers NHS services in England.
Siobhain McDonagh said:
"This news represents an appalling betrayal by this Government. St Helier is clearly still under threat of losing our A&E, maternity and other services, and now the redevelopment promised 4 years ago by the previous Government has also been taken off the table.
"Anyone who thinks the battle to Save St Helier is being won needs to think again, and the whole community must step up the fight to save this popular local hospital."
Detectives are asking anyone who recognises a woman shown on hospital CCTV footage to call Surrey Police on 101, quoting the reference RM/13/4481 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police want to speak to her in connection with a number of thefts from elderly and vulnerable patients.
– PC Claire Catcheside, Surrey Police
The brazen manner in which the crimes were committed is unusual - both thefts took place during the middle of the day when the hospital would have been extremely busy and no attempt appears to have been made to disguise what was happening.
It is particularly shocking that on both occasions the offenders targeted elderly patients while they were in the process of receiving medical care.
- On both occasions a woman approached the beds of two elderly victims, aged in their eighties and sixties
- The suspect told both women she worked at the hospital
- The bank cards were used to fraudulently withdraw money in Essex, Berkshire and north London
Elderly and vulnerable patients at a hospital in Surrey have been targeted in a series of thefts. Cash, jewellery and bank cards were taken from St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey in two thefts on the same day.
Police want to track down a woman seen on CCTV at the time the thefts were carried out.
A protest will be held in Ealing today against plans to cut hospital services in north west London.
The NHS have announced plans to shut A&E services at Ealing, Central Middlesex, Charing Cross and Hammersmith hospitals, and downgrade other services including maternity and paediatrics.
Campaigners are concerned about the safety and scale of the NHS's plan, which would leave three London boroughs without a major hospital.
NHS bosses in London have warned the future health of patients is being put at risk because of a multi-billion pound budget shortfall. Figures show that by 2020 hospitals in the capital will be left with a funding gap of £4 billion.
Leaders have called for urgent and radical reforms to combat key issues affecting the capital, including an ageing population and high rates of childhood obesity. Ria Chatterjee reports.