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.
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust's response to Sir Bruce Keogh’s review into the quality of its care and treatment.
Dr Peter Green, Chief Clinical Officer, NHS Medway Clinical Commissioning Group, responds to today's publication of the Keogh report.
There's been a partial reprieve for the Minor Injuries unit in Faversham.
Faversham Cottage Hospital was due to close in March after NHS commissioners said they were unable to find anyone to run X-ray services.
But, following a meeting with two hundred people, health bosses have confirmed it will now stay open for a further six months.
A decision is due to be made today on whether four care homes in Hampshire will remain open. Up to 100 elderly people - some with dementia -will need to be re-homed if the sites in Petersfield, Basingstoke, Romsey and Lyndhurst are shut.
The county council says it would cost too much to bring them up to modern standards.
Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been named the best in the south of England, according to the Dr Foster Hospital Guide.
The hospital, which serves more than 400,000 in Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey, was runner-up in the best hospital category in the previous year.
– Andrew Morris, chief executive, Frimley Park Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust
This is fantastic news and it demonstrates once again our staff’s commitment to being the best for our patients. Today’s news, coming after previous years’ successes, shows we have been performing consistently well over a long period.
I believe that a lot of our success has come from our commitment to enabling more of our senior doctors to provide services for longer, including in the evening and at weekends. But we know we can do even better and we must remain self critical if we are to stay among the very best."
Dr Foster bases most of its findings in its annual hospital guide on mortality data, which it considers to be a reflection of safety and quality of service.
Kent's new mobile chemotherapy unit is treating its first patients. It means cancer patients can be treated close to home, avoiding long journeys to hospital.
The £260,00 bus was donated to the East Kent Hospitals Trust by the charity Hope for Tomorrow. The unit is named 'Caron' after TV presenter Gloria Hunniford's daughter, who died of breast cancer in 2004. She spoke to Meridian about the benefits.
Police are trying to trace the owner of a prosthetic arm.
Detective Constable Adam Woolman, of Bournemouth CID, said: “During the course of an investigation police recovered a number of items from a second hand shop, including this arm. I believe this item may have been in a vehicle, either on or around November 25.
“It is a Nasco Life/form Advanced Injection Arm and is used for the training of taking blood samples from patients. Enquiries have already been made with local hospitals.
“It is an unusual article and we hope that someone recognises it and can help us to find the rightful owner."
Pop group Rizzle Kicks, from Brighton, are supporting a Christmas campaign to raise awareness of testicular cancer. The male cancer charity Orchid is running the campaign over the festive period.
Orchid has created these testicle-shaped tree ornaments for Christmas with the slogan ‘Check Your Bauballs’.
Orchid male cancer nurse Rob Cornes says: “Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men aged 15-35. 98% of cases are curable if caught early, so it’s vital that men know how to check themselves and recognise the symptoms. "
Can the NHS cope with the pressures of winter? Tom Savvides talks to Dr James Hogan and Dan Garratt from South East Coast Ambulance Service, who predict a twenty percent rise in calls to their 111 service as Christmas approaches.
The South East Coast Ambulance Service, which covers Kent, Surrey and Sussex, is predicting a twenty percent rise in calls to its 111 helpline over Christmas. The service has faced criticism nationally but says it's put measures in place to cope with the surge in demand over winter.
The Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading has been named as the nation's fastest centre for heart attack treatment. Its cardiac team has helped patients within two hours of being called to help them - giving them the best chance of survival.
New figures reveal that 90.2% of Royal Berkshire Hospital patients underwent primary angioplasty within 120 minutes of calling for help.
The figures are from the Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP).
Smokers in Dorset are being urged to save money and enjoy better health this Christmas by quitting. There are nearly 30,000 smokers in Bournemouth, and more than 20,000 in Poole. Smokefree South West says that quitting can save the average smoker almost £2,000 a year.