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Nurses at the Children's Hospital in Bristol have received funding to reseach the emotional effects of burns injuries. The team have been given £14,647 from Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.
They will use the money to fund a study of patients experiences of burns care and their psychological needs after treatment. They will also investigate the impact on their families.
Karen Coy, senior research nurse at the Healing Foundation Children's Burns Research Centre at BRHC, said:
“This is a great opportunity, provided by the Roald Dahl Marvellous Children’s Charity, to allow nurses to lead their own research projects and focus on an area of children’s healthcare that is less understood and researched, to implement changes which go on to improve care for this group of children.”
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The family of a war veteran who died after being attacked at a Somerset hospital have paid an emotional tribute to him.
90-year-old Kenneth Tyrer suffered from dementia, and was allegedly pushed to the ground by a fellow patient at Yeovil District Hospital. He died two days later.
"He was a wonderful father and grandfather and he will be missed dearly. We now wait for the results of the investigation."
Police are investigating, and the hospital is also carrying out an internal investigation.
Police are investigating the death of an elderly man who was allegedly attacked on a hospital ward by a fellow patient.
The man has been named by the Daily Mail as former Second World War fighter pilot Kenneth Tyrer, 90.
The hospital is also carrying out an internal investigation following his death at Yeovil District Hospital last weekend.
Mr Tyrer, who was suffering with dementia, is said to have died two days after being pushed to the ground.
His son Bill Tyrer, 58, told the paper he felt the hospital should take "some responsibility".
"We are working closely with the police and the coroner's office following the death of a patient (during the weekend). We are also carrying out our own internal investigation.
Our thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time."
"We are investigating the circumstances around the death of a man at Yeovil Hospital. The hospital is helping us with our inquiries."
A young woman from Swindon who has been waiting for vital organ transplants since she was 21 has finally had the life-saving operation.
On Valentine's Day, 24-year-old Stacie Pridden made a plea for a donor.
She is now recovering from a double lung and heart transplant in a Cambridge hospital.
You can find out more about Stacie's story and her "Give your heart" campaign here.
The family of a young man from Somerset, who died after taking a fatal overdose of his anti-psychotic medication say they are devastated that Amanda Young, the nurse accused of his manslaughter has been found not guilty.
They are also calling for an apology from Amanda Young's employer, Somerset Partnership NHS Trust.
22-year-old Joshua Gafney died at his home in Yeovil in 2012.
Det Sgt Robert McGhee from Avon and Somerset Police read out their statement outside Bristol Crown Court, where the not guilty verdict was given.
We still do not understand why Somerset Partnership NHS Trust, who employed Amanda Young, have not apologised to us or accepted responsibility for Josh's death. As a family we are devastated with the not guilty verdict. Joshua was taken away from us. We really wanted justice for him.
A Bristol mum-to-be is becoming an internet sensation with her bizarre pregnancy craving - she says she can't stop eating soap.
26-year-old Jess Gayford is almost eight months pregnant with her second child and regularly eats both bars and liquid soap. She and her partner have been told that the soap won't harm their unborn baby.
Eating non-food substances like soap is a recognised condition called pica.
Anyone else pregnant and having bizarre cravings? Going crazy for washing my hands then licking my hands after washed them taste soap
A nurse accused of killing a patient with an overdose of medication has been found not guilty at Bristol Crown Court today.
Amanda Young, 40, from Yeovil, had pleaded not guilty to manslaughter by gross negligence for administering a lethal overdose of clozapine to 22-year-old Joshua Gafney in 2012.
A 22 year old from Gloucester who died from a brain tumour is now inspiring thousands after publishing a book to help others cope with the disease.
Neil Vines was diagnosed with cancer when he was just 19. His book was completed just days before he passed away.
Our Health Correspondent Katie Rowlett met his brother to discuss how his story is helping others.
Neil Vines raised £5,500 on his own, then helped the Text Santa appeal to raise £6million. You can find out more about Neil's incredible story here: www.neilvines.com