Go behind the scenes of TV's Trauma

The public will get the chance to go behind the scenes of hit TV programme Trauma: Level One at Southampton’s teaching hospital on Saturday.

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'Dangerous' disabled loos set for revamp

A campaign called Changing Places has launched to ensure thousands of disabled people have access to an appropriate toilet.

At the moment, standard disabled loos are too small for carers and have no bench and Changing Places have labelled them 'dangerous, unhygienic and undignified'.

Here is a list including some disabled toilets that are appropriate for use in our area:

Woolston community centre,SouthamptonQuay Swimming and diving complex, SouthamptonWest Quay shopping centre, SouthamptonStaunton country park, HavantCounty Hall, Isle of Wight

Lower Gardens Public toilets, Bournemouth

Look out discovery centre, BerkshireSplashpoint leisure centre, WorthingBroad street mall, ReadingCornerstone, DidcotOxford shopmobility Unit, Oxford

Edenbridge leisure centre, KentSevenoaks leisure cenre, Kent


Campaign to improve disabled loos across South

With more than 230,000 disabled people throughout the country needing designated toilets, the disabled charity Mencap are looking to increase the current number of 611 appropriate changing places.

Mencap aims to raise the standards of disabled toilets across the South and South East to accommodate carers and include a hoist so disabled adults and children are not forced to change on the floor.

Calls to improve 'filthy' disabled toilets

The current Changing Places toilets in our region Credit: Changing Places

Thousands of disabled people across our region are made to change on dirty toilet floors and use cramped facilities.

The Changing Places campaign is fighting to change the inappropriate loos throughout Britain's public areas.

Families across the UK are joining the campaign to make sure toilets have more space with an adult-sized changing bench and hoist.

Call for people to stop driving when dementia starts

by Kate Bunkall

The families of people with dementia are being urged to encourage their loved ones to give up driving, because of the potential dangers including the threat to their own lives, and those of others on the roads.

Alzheimer's Disease affects 800,000 people in this country, and before diagnosis and even after - some sufferers are still driving when they should not be behind the wheel.

A survey by a road safety charity has found a decline in the cognitive abilities of older motorists was the biggest worry for more than half of those questioned.

When David Orr from South Oxfordshire was diagnosed with Alzheimers, his family convinced him to stop driving. He has said that although it was a hard conversation to have, he is glad his relatives were honest with him. He told his story to our reporter Kate Bunkall.


Nurse paid £1,800 for one shift

An agency nurse has been paid £1,800 for working a single 11-hour Bank Holiday shift at a Kent hospital.

Health watchdogs say the payment is the result of chaotic recruitment in the NHS.

But the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust says it was the victim of 'market forces'.

John Ryall spoke to Dr John Lister of the campaign group Health Emergency and the Liberal Democrat candidate for Maidstone and The Weald Jasper Gerard.

Desperate call to save special needs nursery

An urgent financial appeal for help has been made by a Sussex children's charity that cares for youngsters with special needs.

Trustees of the Camelia Botnar Centre in Worthing say they are running out of money - and time to raise it.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to centre manager Helen Davies, trustee Linda Smith and parents Russell Cochran and Emma James.

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