Category - hospitals

  • October 19, 2017

    Four million hospital bed days have been lost since 2011 due to problems securing social care, says Age UK.

  • October 16, 2017

    More than 500 people have been detained in overcrowded prisons following mass arrests in English-speaking regions of Cameroon, whilst eye-witnesses have told Amnesty International that wounded protestors are abandoning hospital treatment to avoid capture.

  • June 22, 2017

    Expressing alarm over the suffering of people Syria, in particular those in Raqqa and in other locations where fighting continues,the  UN Secretary-General  has called on all conducting military operations in the country to ensure the safety and protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure.

  • August 16, 2016

    Since the collapse of peace talks on 6 August 2016, the Saudi-led coalition has intensified its devastating bombing campaign in Yemen.

  • August 1, 2016

    An aerial attack which partially destroyed a maternity hospital in rural Idlib province in northwest Syria appears to be part of a despicable pattern of unlawful attacks deliberately targeting medical facilities, said Amnesty International.

  • May 4, 2016

    With increasing wartime assaults on and patterns of systematic destruction of health facilities in countries affected by conflict, the UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to strengthen protection for health care workers, the sick and wounded, hospitals and clinics, in war zones.

  • February 16, 2016

    Attacks on at least two medical facilities in Syria yesterday (15 February) are just the latest of scores of apparently deliberate attacks on hospitals, clinics and medical personnel being committed in flagrant violation of international humanitarian law, says Amnesty International .

  • April 26, 2015

    Cuts to the prices paid to hospitals for different medical procedures are starving health trusts of income according to new analysis published by the TUC and UNISON.

  • March 11, 2014

    Health unions will join campaigners today in Westminster to raise their concerns about government proposals to fast-track hospital closures.

  • December 2, 2013

    Over the past decade in England and Wales, over two thousand people have died in care homes or hospitals while dehydrated or malnourished. Charities and politicians have expressed outrage. Some of these deaths are due to neglect, which should end – but unjustly blaming staff or managers when patients die for other reasons should also be avoided.