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Bid for better hospital treatment for Parkinson's patients

The family of a man from Cornwall who had Parkinson's disease have criticised staff at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro saying they didn't give him the correct medication. They claim John Rogers' symptoms got worse while in their care.

It comes on the day a report has been published, showing 4 in 10 sufferers admitted to hospital are regularly denied medication. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy has this report..

Cornish family calls for better hospital care for Parkinson's sufferers

The family of a man from Cornwall who had Parkinson's disease have joined a national campaign for sufferers to get better treatment in hospitals.

John Rogers from Redruth had the illness for twenty years. It's claimed he was denied regular access to medication while in hospital in Truro.

His daughter Marion Rogers says they're unhappy at how he was treated:-

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Family of Parkinson's Disease sufferer join campaign

John Rogers suffered from Parkinson's disease for 20 years Credit: Family

The family of a man from Redruth who had Parkinson's disease have joined a national campaign for sufferers to get better treatment in hospitals.

John Rogers suffered from the illness for 20 years. It's claimed he was denied regular access to medication while in hospital in Truro.

Family criticise 3 year delay in inquest

The family of the Cornish teenager who died at a mental health unit have criticised the three year delay in holding his inquest. Ben Cowburn was found dead in his room at the Longreach hospital in Redruth in December 2010. An inquest last week returned an open verdict.

Today his parents Steve and Sharon Cowburn said it was wrong that it took more than a thousand days from his death to hold the inquest. They said changes needed to be made in the process so families didn't have to wait so long.

Chef shows how to get the best out of donated food

A foodbank in Cornwall is teaching people how to get the best out of the goods they're supplied. It's brought in a top chef to show how they can cook tasty and healthy meals.

The foodbank provides boxes of food in the Camborne, Redruth and Pool area - one of the poorest parts of Cornwall.

Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports:

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Cornish foodbank looks at how to be sustainable

Foodbank looks at how to be sustainable Credit: ITV News West Country

A foodbank in Cornwall says it needs to find ways to make giving relief more sustainable. Volunteers at the Camborne-Pool-Redruth foodbank want to tackle the underlying causes for people relying on it. They say more people are in need of non-food items like toothbrushes and nappies.

Inquest to be held into death of Cornish teenager

Ben Cowburn died at a mental health unit for adults Credit: Family

An inquest will start today into the death of a teenager from Cornwall who died at a mental health unit for adults.

Ben Cowburn, who was 18, died a few days before Christmas 2010 in Longreach Hospital in Redruth.

His family are campaigning for a unit for young people to be set up in the county.

Body found at Wheal Maid in Cornwall

A man's body has been found within the grounds of a mine works at Wheal Maid, near Carharrack, in Cornwall.

It was discovered early this morning by a dog walker.

Police believe the man, aged between 50 - 65, had a serious accident within the works and died at the scene. His identity is unknown at this time.

He has a full grey beard and a bald head. He was dressed in a blue fleece, dark coloured running bottoms and black Specialized Sport TR cycling shoes.

He was also wearing a pair of brown gardening gloves. A pair of spectacles and a black baseball cap were located nearby.

The area is used by mountain bikers, and officers are appealing for any cyclists who may have seen the man in the area to contact them on 101.

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