East Kent Hospitals covering Ashford, Canterbury and Margate are struggling to cope with patients coming to Accident and Emergency. It's particularly bad at the Kent and Canterbury where they're dealing with almost 200 patients a day.
That's double the usual number. NHS Managers say only people with life-threatening and serious illnesses should go to A and E.
He started fires at hospitals, hotels and leisure complexes across the south east. His intention - to evacuate buildings so he could steal cash from inside. In one arson attack Thomas Ashcroft caused £30,000 worth of damage - yet managed to steal just £25. Tom Savvides reports.
Southampton General Hospital is celebrating the first anniversary of its helipad. It has seen more than 300 successful landings in its first year of service and has sped up transfer times for hundreds of patients.
Staff at Salisbury District Hospital are asking visitors not to visit if they have been ill recently.
People who've had ‘flu like’ symptoms, diarrhoea or vomiting over the last few days prior to an intended visit should stay away
Fiona McCarthy, who is a senior nurse in Infection Prevention and Control said: “It’s important that we take every opportunity to reduce the risk to patients and staff and this measure will help us protect patients from infection.
“We know that sometimes visitors feel they must take every opportunity to visit sick friends or relatives. However, if they themselves have been unwell they could be putting others at risk, so notices are in place at ward entrances to provide advice."
The University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust has made a video presentation of what a new Children's Hospital will look like in the city. It's expected the hospital will take the next eight years to complete and will take patients from across the south of England and the Channel Islands.
Plans have been revealed for a new £70m children's hospital to be built in Southampton. The seven-storey building will be constructed within the site of the existing general hospital. The children's wards are currently spread out on different floors across the hospital.