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.
Video report. The mother of a student who killed herself after mental health services decided not to assess her mental state says she is going to sue the health authority.
Hannah Groves was just 20 when she took her own life. She had asked for treatment at a specialist centre in Southampton - but was told she was not at risk.
When police later arrested the student for her own safety, they were told by a health worker she was a 'waste of time' and an 'attention seeker'. Richard Slee reports
Video. After the deaths of a large number of elderly patients at a hospital in the South, families campaigned for answers.
Now the woman, who was the first to go to the police, has taken her fight to the Department of Health. And the Health Minister says he will act. Andrew Pate has this exclusive report.
Southampton's university hospitals have been named most improved centre in the country by cancer patients.
The University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust recorded some of the highest scores in the country.
91% of patients said they were given clear verbal and written explanations of tests, investigations and operations as well as saying their overall cancer care was 'excellent' or 'very good'.
Three quarters of patients had confidence in the doctors and nurses treating them.
69% also said their families were given the opportunity to talk to hospital doctors.
The national cancer patient experience survey, published by NHS England, questioned 116,000 patients across 155 NHS Trusts about their care, treatment and communication from doctors and nurses.
The Government's new 111 service has come in for much criticism recently. But a retired nurse from Kent says he's convinced it saved his life when calling 999 let him down. Sandy Fleming reports.
Click video. Sensory rooms, colour coded sleeping bays and non-slip flooring...these are just some of the changes being made to care homes and hospitals to make them more dementia friendly.
The money to pay for improvements has come from a £50 pot at the Department of Health. Penny Silvester reports.
Architects and medical staff gave a virtual tour of the new Jigsaw Building to share their plans for improved facilities at Royal Bournemouth Hospital.
The proposed 2000m squared Jigsaw Building will be based at Royal Bournemouth Hospital between the Eye Unit and the Derwent Suite for Orthopaedics.
Split over two floors, the building will be a centre of excellence for oncology, haematology, gynaecology, breast care and early pregnancy.
Subject to planning approval, initial work could start in October with a potential completion date of late 2014.
Rachel Hall, RBH Haematology Consultant, said: "Our patients have had a lot of discussion on ideas for the new chemotherapy bay and with their feedback, it will be a much more comfortable, private, spacious place to be."
They can walk for up to ten miles a day taking patients to and from appointments and operations. Hospital porters often go unnoticed but they provide a vital service. Tom Savvides spent a day with two porters at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading to mark the 65th anniversary of the NHS.
Video: More than a million ambulances are called out to emergencies in the South EVERY year. Our paramedics are on the front line - dealing with sick and injured patients and, at times, putting themselves at risk.
In the second of our reports - as part of the 65th anniversary of the NHS - Tom Savvides spent a night with an ambulance crew to see how challenging the job can be. His report contains flashing images