"He is grateful for all the well wishes and will be taking time out in the new year."Read the full story ›
Chris Tarrant has spent a week in hospital after suffering a mini-stroke on an 11-hour plane journey, his agent has told The Sun.
The Who Want to be Millionaire presenter, 67, was rushed from Heathrow Airport to hospital in West London after falling ill on a plane from Burma.
At first doctors thought he had suffered an asthma attack, before discovering a potentially fatal blood clot in his leg.
Tarrant's agent Paul Vaughan told the paper (£): “The doctor describes it as a mini stroke, probably brought on by the asthma and bronchitis on the plane. They found a clot which they managed to break up."
He added: “He is determined to leave hospital. But he’s not going back to work. This is a nasty wake-up call.”
Nottingham City Council has apologised after an investigation found it took staff five hours, to call an ambulance for a stroke sufferer.Read the full story ›
Nottingham City Council have issued a "full apology" after the local government ombudsman found a council-run care home failed to call for an ambulance when one of the residents suffered a stroke.
Elaine Yardley is Director of Adult Services, Adult Support and Health, at Nottingham City Council.
A stroke victim, who did not receive emergency treatment for over five hours due to neglect by a Nottingham City Council care home, has told ITV news Central how her life has changed as a result.
Eileen Rock now lives with her daughter, Anita, and struggles with her speech.
Nottingham City Council has apologised after the local government ombudsman found it took five hours for one of its care homes to call an ambulance for a stroke victim.
Eileen Rock now lives with her daughter, but her health has suffered.
Mrs Rock suffered the stroke at 7:30am but it was not until her daughter arrived at lunchtime that the emergency services were summoned.
An investigation found the home's manager and deputy were aware of her situation, but both thought the other had called for assistance.
Mrs Rock has been left incontinent and unable to walk and her previous speech and communication difficulties have been exacerbated.
Stroke survivors in the Midlands say they are being denied the chance to make their best recovery, according to a report published today.Read the full story ›
Jacquline Keeley, from Birmingham is one of the first stroke patients to undergo pioneering surgery whilst being fully conscious.
Doctors say the new treatment could be used on more patients if their symptoms are spotted early enough.