Archives for December, 2015

East Kent NHS Hospitals Trust Apologies for ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ Order

December 8th, 2015

East Kent NHS Hospitals Trust has issued an apology after placing a ‘do not resuscitate’ order on a patient with Down’s syndrome. The family of Andrew Waters found out about the DNR order when he was discharged from hospital in Margate in 2011 and has been campaigning for an apology ever since. Mr Waters died […]

Government Pushes for GP Charges for Non-EU Residents

December 8th, 2015
Government Pushes for GP Charges for Non-EU Residents

The government has called for GP fees to be introduced for non-EU residents in a bid to save money, promote equality and reduce health tourism. It is the government’s belief that everybody should make a contribution to state and taxpayer funded systems, such as the National Health Service. Previously, the government had expressed an interest […]

Hospitals Except Disruptions as Junior Strike is Called Off at Last Minute

December 1st, 2015
Hospitals Except Disruptions as Junior Strike is Called Off at Last Minute

Services at hospitals across the country and expected to be severely disrupted today, despite the fact that a planned walk-out by junior doctors has been cancelled. Doctors were due to strike today (Tuesday 1st December) but the walk-out was cancelled at the last minute after a breakthrough in discussions between the government and the British […]

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