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Musical notes help newborns

The harpist plays to premature newborns as part of new project. Credit: ITV

Premature babies and their parents have been relaxing on a Gloucestershire neonatal ward to the sound of a harp.

A musician has been playing to them at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital as part of a project to bring music to hospital wards.

The musician composes a song individually for each baby using letters in their names and it's been getting a good response from staff, babies and mums.

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Hospital apologises after issuing 'Do not resuscitate' order

We would like to apologise to Mrs Mather and her family for any distress which may have been caused by their reading of this Do Not Resuscitate form.** **

The form was not filled in correctly or completely and falls well below the standard which we would expect to be applied, given the very sensitive nature of this issue

– Weston Area Health NHS Trust Statement

Family discover 'no resuscitation' medical note

A family from Weston-super-Mare say they're furious after they discovered a medical note in their mother's file instructing doctors NOT to resuscitate her. Peter and Barbara Nuttal were not informed of the decision and no discussion was had with their mother.

Weston General Hospital, which issued the order, has apologised.

See our exclusive full report on The Westcountry Tonight, ITV1, at 6pm.

Family 'furious' at hospital order 'not to resuscitate.'

A family from Weston-super-Mare say they're furious after they discovered a medical note in their mother's file instructing doctors NOT to resuscitate her. Peter and Barbara Nuttal were not informed of the decision and no discussion was had with their mother.

Weston General Hospital, which issued the order, has apologised.

See our exclusive full story on The Westcountry Tonight, ITV1, at 6pm.

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Staff shortages at hospital highlighted after boy's death

The parents of a seven year old boy have tonight reacted with anger and dismay at a report that says staff shortages at the Bristol Children's Hospital may have contributed to the tragic death of their son.

Luke Jenkins was expected to make a full recovery after a successful heart operation at the hospital, but he suffered a cardiac arrest within a week. Today's report lists a catalogue of errors, including lack of staff over a Bank Holiday weekend. Nicola Hendy reports.

Teenager arrested after girl is shot with an airgun

A teenage girl suffered serious injuries today after being shot with an airgun. The 15-year-old was shot in back and suffered a punctured lung in the incident in Matson in Gloucester. It happened shortly before 4pm.

The girl was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital where her injuries were described as serious but not life-threatening. A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

I'd like to reassure the community in Matson that we will thoroughly investigate this incident and take whatever action is necessary.

We have deployed a number of officers into the area and our inquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances which led to the victim sustaining her injuries. If anyone does have any information which they think may help our enquiries I'd ask them to contact us on 101 or, if they prefer, use Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

– – SUPERINTENDENT PHIL HAYNES, GLOUCESTERSHIRE POLICE

Plane crash pilot in stable condition

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The aircraft crash-landed at Cotswold Airport yesterday. Credit: John Hatton

Wiltshire Police has confirmed that the pilot of a light aircraft which crashed at Cotswold Airport yesterday afternoon is in a stable condition in hospital.

The 47 year old Belgium pilot suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Frenchay Hospital near Bristol by the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

He underwent surgery in the early hours of today and will have further surgery later.

The crash is being investigated by the Air Accident Investigation Branch.

Eye-witness describes how aircraft crash landed

An eye-witness has spoken how he saw an aircraft crash at a Gloucestershire airfield. Emergency services were called to Kemble Airfield just after 3pm this afternoon.

The pilot of this twin engine American light aircraft had a lucky escape this afternoon at Kemble airfield, Gloucestershire, when he skimmed the ground whilst practising display manoeuvres. The plane was burnt out, but the unindentified pilot was said not to be badly hurt after the fire was extuinguished by appliances stationed at the airfield.

– Eye-witness
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