A 75 year old woman was left stranded at a hospital in Bath - after private ambulance crews failed to pick her up.
Thousands of children across Bristol are expected to take part in a flu vaccination programme which started today.
The latest series of the popular TV show "One Born Every Minute" is being filmed in Bristol. We went to meet some of the brand new stars.
Councillor Barbara Janke, Bristol's Assistant Mayor for Public Health, was pleased with the large turnout for the flu vaccination event in Southmead this morning:
The Royal United Hospital in Bath has been ordered to make urgent improvements following a damning report. It follows an unannounced inspection by the health watchdog, the Care Quality Commission.
Robert Murphy reports.
The Care Quality Commission says the RUH has been failing to to keep accurate patient records.
Mary Cridge, from the health watchdog, says there are also concerns about the dignity of patients.
We have already taken action to ensure that key nursing documentation is properlycompleted when patients have been assessed to determine the care they require and whenthat care has been provided.
Matrons and sisters are making sure that documentation, suchas nutrition and hydration records, discharge plans and comfort rounds, has beencompleted correctly.
We take the privacy and dignity of our patients very seriously and, although it is disappointing that inspectors found occasions where privacy and dignity was not upheld, I firmly believe these were isolated incidents.
– Helen Blanchard, Director of Nursing, RUH
Inspectors also criticised aspects of our older people’s care. Improving care for this group of patients is one of our main priorities, and our new Combe Ward has been designed and completely refurbished with the dementia patient in mind.
The CQC will be coming back to inspect us in December, and we welcome this as an opportunity to show off our very good levels of care over a longer period of time.
I know that staff want to give the best possible care and that is what the inspectors will see.
A formal warning has been issued to the Royal United Hospital in Bath after it was found it was failing to keep accurate records for patients.
It follows an unannounced inspection which also found it was not meeting key standards in care.
A West council is spending £10,000 vaccinating its staff against flu. Wiltshire Council has started offering the jab to 1,000 of its workers.
It's the first time it's been done on such a large scale by the authority.
Managers hope it will cut the amount of sick days staff take over the winter.
Now it's not everyones cup of tea but many mothers are choosing to have the birth of their child filmed as part of a documentary being made at a hospital in Bristol.
Channel Four's hugely popular "One Born Every Minute" is currently shooting its fifth series at Southmead Hospital, where the delivery suite has around 6,000 births a year.
Katie Rowlett went to watch the filming in progress - and to meet some of the brand new stars.
The One Born Every Minute team are looking for more mothers-to-be from the region to take part in filming.
If you are a pregnant mum due anytime between now and Christmas please contact them on their website or give them a call on 0117 9593238 for a chat in complete confidence.
They are looking for people planning to give birth at Southmead or Cossham Hospitals but are also interested in home births in the Bristol area.