The unnamed patient was in the same social circle as Bristol student George Zographou who died from meningitis B last month.Read the full story ›
There are currently around 600 cases of Meningitis B every year in England and Wales.Read the full story ›
Proposed changes could limit services to just women aged between 30 and 35.Read the full story ›
The Devon Air Ambulance service celebrates its 25th anniversary this month. It has flown almost 25,000 missions and saved tens of thousands of lives since it started in 1992. The milestone is being celebrated with a family day and emergency displays at Topsham today.
The Devon Air Ambulance was started by Dr Ann Ralli after she lost her son Ceri Thomas when he was involved in a car accident while riding his bike on Sidbury Hill. He was just 18 years old.
It took an ambulance an hour to get Ceri to hospital, by which time it was too late to save him. When she asked a doctor if anything might have saved him he said 'only an air ambulance’.
She realised in rural areas it took longer than 'the golden hour', when many patients can be saved, for an ambulance to reach a hospital by road.
Ann spent six years raising money to launch the service which cost £500,000 to set up. With two helicopters it now costs £5.5 million a year to run all through money raised from the public.
Just a couple of weeks before her death, 13-year-old Jemima Layzell had decided she wanted to become a donor.Read the full story ›
A woman was found dead under a car in a street near Plymouth this morning.
Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to Nightingale Close, Elburton, at about 10.15 after a report from a member of the public.
A police spokesman said the woman was confirmed dead and the road was closed.
It is believed she was discovered partially beneath a stationary vehicle
The woman is believed to be a local lady in her 80s. Her next of kin has been informed.
Jemima Layzell, 13, tragically died of a brain aneurysm in 2012 - but went on to save the lives of eight people, including five children.Read the full story ›
Animal campaigners have welcomed the news that no foxes have been harmed on the grounds of Southmead Hospital.Read the full story ›
A study has shown having a pharmacist working 4 sessions a week in a surgery saved over 400 hours of GP time over a year.Read the full story ›
The RD&E is the first hospital in the South West to be given the top score in a national survey of stroke care.Read the full story ›