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Recommendations have been made to place the Isle of Wight NHS Trust into special measures.
The Care Quality Commission inspected the Trust - which provides health services for 140,000 people - over five days. It found a number of significant concerns, particularly in mental health and ambulance services.
Dr Mark Pugh, Acting Chief Executive & Medical Director, Isle of Wight NHS Trust says they've taken steps to make things safer for patients:
Recommendations have been made to place the Isle of Wight NHS Trust into special measures. It provides health services for 140,000 people.
The Care Quality Commission carried out an inspection over five days. It found a number of significant concerns particularly in mental health and ambulance services.
The former Chief Executive said the Trust had faced "big challenges" and apologised for not always providing the quality of care the public expected.
War veterans who've served in Afghanistan, Iraq and other trouble spots could hit crisis point because they've become dependent on drink after returning from the front line.
It's an alarming situation that can no longer be tolerated. That's according to South Central Ambulance Service, who say increasing numbers of their staff are facing physical attacks and verbal abuse.
The service has regional headquarters at Otterbourne, in Hampshire and covers three other counties.
In the last year paramedics on emergency calls reported 115 cases of physical assault and 166 incidents of being sworn and shouted at.
Now officials have launched a campaign to highlight the safety problems faced by frontline staff. Cary Johnston reports.
The broadcaster Chris Packham is supporting a mother who's calling for more help to find work for adults with Asperger's Syndrome.
The naturalist, who lives in the New Forest, has Aspergers himself and is calling for more understanding of the condition.
Annette Sanderson says her 28-year-old son John is constantly turned down for jobs - despite being bright and intelligent. Rachel Hepworth reports.
Figures show that assaults on ambulance staff in the south east have increased by almost 70% within a year.
Paramedics are faced with physical, verbal and sometimes even sexual abuse while on the job.
One medic speaks of the horrors she had to face on a shift:
This weekend, around 70 extreme runners will set off on one of the toughest running challenges on the South Coast.
The "Oner" is an 82-mile course along the Jurassic coastline from Charmouth to Studland - including 10,000 feet of uphill climbs, which participants have to complete in 24 hours.
So, what inspires them to do it? Well, for one man, it was the secret diagnosis that his friend had just shared with him. Martin Dowse reports.
A man who believes a new cancer drug saved his life has been told that the health watchdog, NICE, won't be approving its use on the NHS. Sally Simmonds reports.
Poultry keepers have been told that strict bird flu biosecurity measures will be in place until the end of the month. The government's chief veterinary officer has issued new measures to protect against avian flu, which is spread from wild birds.
Egg farms close to the Kent and Sussex coasts in particular have been told to keep their birds indoors, for fear of contamination from the continent. Kris Jepson reports.