Brain surgeons at Southampton General Hospital are providing life-saving resuscitation, imaging and surgery at patients' bedsides. They're the first in Europe to do so.
Clinicians on the neurointensive care unit (NICU) at Southampton General Hospital have called the development a "major milestone" in the treatment of critically ill and injured patients that could transform clinical practice.
It has been made possible through the use of a £150,000 portable CT scanner - donated by fundraising group Percy's Pals - which enables doctors to scan patients on the unit rather than transport them across hospital to an imaging suite.
Neurosurgeons can then perform an emergency image-guided procedure, known as an external ventricular drain, at the same time to release fluid from the brain and reduce pressure on the skull.
Previously, patients had to be transferred to a scanner by three members of staff - a consultant, medical technician and nurse - for imaging, then taken to theatre if they required a ventricular drain or other emergency surgery.
Last year 1,361 people in the South were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer - among them 691 men and 670 women - just 54 of them have survived.
According to 'Pancreatic Cancer Action', only half of those who contracted the illness even knew it existed before becoming sick. Late diagnosis is often the problem. The charity is hoping to raise awareness and to push for greater funding into research.
ITV Meridian spoke to two women whose lives have been affected by pancreatic cancer and scientists working towards improving research into the condition. ITV Meridian presenter Stacey Poole also interviewed Ali Stunt, the CEO of Pancreatic Cancer Action, who explained what the symptoms were - and the aims of her organisation.
A leading surgeon has warned a “malicious combination" of obesity, poor hydration, high blood pressure and a lack of exercise is behind a surge in cases of kidney stones.
Bhaskar Somani, a consultant urological surgeon at Southampton General Hospital, said admissions for renal stone treatment in England had risen by 20% over the past seven years to more than 90,000, with prevalence up to 50% higher in obese patients.
He said poor diets and lifestyles were “fuelling” the development of the condition, with consumption of too much animal protein and levels of salt and sugar creating the “perfect environment" for stones to form.
Brain cancer survivor Ashya King has returned to the UK with his parents 10 months after they took him out of Southampton General Hospital and sparked an international manhunt.
The five-year-old, who made a "miracle" recovery after receiving proton beam therapy in Prague, said he was "excited" to return home and wished to see his grandmother, according to the Sun.
His parents Brett and Naghmeh King initially said they feared to return because their son could be taken into care but the pair now say they have "no reason to hide".
Mr King, 52, told the paper: "We just have to face up to the situation now. We would like nothing to happen an for us to be able to get on with our lives.
"We shouldn't have to be afraid - and that's why we won't go on living like refugees in a different country for no reason.
"We feel sufficiently assured by Portsmouth City Council that it's all finished. However, we do have a lingering fear that one day we will get a knock on the door."
Doctors in Southampton have developed a brain pressure test that can detect life-threatening head injuries and infections - without the need for surgery or spinal procedures.
The method involves patients wearing headphones with an ear plug linked to a computer, which enables doctors to measure fluid pressure in the skull.
The device known as the cerebral and cochlear fluid pressure (CCFP) analyser is being used to study healthy volunteers at Southampton General Hospital in Hampshire.
A seven million pound new accommodation block at Southampton General Hospital will be officially opened today.
The fifty-three bedroom Ronald McDonald House provides a place to stay for the relatives of children in hospital. Families who have stayed there say it has been 'invaluable'.
A new accommodation block opens at Southampton General on Monday to house relatives of children in the hospital. The 53 bedroom house cost 7 million pounds to build and will cost half a million a year to run. Famillies who've used the so called Ronald McDonald houses elsewhere say they're invaluable.
Many families travel long distances to get medical help for their children at Southampton General. The new accommodation aims to take away some of the stresses for relatives. All rooms have a direct line to the children's ward in case of emergency.
A fast food restaurant which has been inside a Hampshire hospital for almost 20 years is set to close.
Burger King's branch within Southampton General Hospital had prompted criticism from health organisations.
Health chiefs confirmed they would not be renewing the fast food outlet's lease when it ran it out in 2016, looking for something more "reflective" of the "healthcare environment."
Patients and relatives have been able to order food at the Burger King branch inside the hospital, at the very same time health experts have called for sick people to eat nutritious, balanced meals.
They've helped to save the lives of hundreds of people across the south and today the thousandth landing by an air ambulance was made at Southampton General. It happened as visitors arrived for the hospital's annual open day. Richard Jones reports.