In a new video launched by a Surrey hospice, patients have spoken out to challenge people’s misconceptions of what a Hospice is really like.
Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, along with local video production professional Jack Taylor, has released a new video - where they discuss experiences of living in a hospice.
Local video producer Jack Taylor had the same misconceptions, but, after having a look around the Hospice and meeting its staff and patients, he soon changed his mind.
“Visiting the Hospice blew me away,” he confessed. “It was an eye-opening experience. Your team are amazing.”
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New figures show eating disorders are costing the UK economy around 15 billion pounds each year. To mark Eating Disorders Awareness week, the charity Beat has released the findings of a report looking at the financial effects of the issue.
It also found that many people are waiting too long for treatment when early intervention can make all the difference when it comes to recovery. Victoria Lampard reports
A woman has said she still has to pinch herself after giving birth to a desperately wanted baby boy after having seven miscarriages.
Sam Bourner, from Hamstreet near Ashford, had the miscarriages over six years said it was an "indescribably terrible" period in her life and that she had almost given up hope of ever having a baby.
She found out she suffers from Hughes Syndrome after visiting a specialist hospital in London.
They treated her with aspirin and put a stitch in her cervix.
It was not long after that baby Noel was born.
Mrs Bourner said: "We still don't really believe it. Even though he's here we still think someone's going to come and take him away from us but it's just amazing, isn't it?"
Although she sort specialist treatment, Noel did have a twin who died while he was in the womb.
"We are not going to try again," Mrs Bourner. "He's a miracle and we are very happy and we don't need any more. He's perfect."
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A Hove and Portslade MP has secured an adjournment debate on oesophageal cancer and the importance of the NHS today.
During the debate, conservative MP Mike Weatherley will describe his personal fight against cancer and potential improvements for the NHS.
He is hoping to increase awareness of the rare form of cancer and increase funding for a more efficient diagnosis.
Mike was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in 2012 and underwent surgery to have his entire oesophagus (and part of his stomach) removed and now his cancer is in full remission.
My father said to me that being born in the UK is like winning the lottery of life. He was completely right and I am alive today because of our wonderful NHS. I wanted to have this debate in Parliament to highlight the devastating impact that oesophageal cancer has on people across the country, but also to demonstrate as living proof that the healthcare in this country is worth every penny.”
When someone has a cardiac arrest, every second counts - and having access to a defibrillator can mean the difference between life and death.
Many defibrillators are available in public buildings, but now dozens are also being put up outside dental surgeries, as Richard Slee reports.
The interviewee is Tony Lynn, from the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Local Dental Committee.
The Government has pledged more than £300 million to be spent on research into dementia while all NHS staff will have to undergo training in the condition. The announcement was made by David Cameron while visiting a Dementia Friends / Alzheimer's Society event at The Clare Charity Centre in Saunderton, Buckinghamshire. The centre is located west of Thame in Oxfordshire.
The Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath has reopened to visitors following an outbreak of Norovirus. Patients and staff were struck down with the bug in seven wards. Now all have fully reopened
Kent County Council’s Public Health team has been nominated for a national award in recognition for their work.
The council as been working with local charity Sevenoaks Area Mind to deliver the internationally recognised, life-saving training that is accredited by Mental Health First Aid England.
The programme forms part of Kent County Council’s Live It Well strategy to improve the mental health of people in Kent, and provides rolling training to individuals, voluntary sector organisations and businesses within the county.
In the first three months of the programme (which started in October 2014), approximately 230 people have completed a course.