hospitals

  • 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 27, 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.

  • February 18, 2013

    The marketisation of the health service "has gone too far", two Church of England bishops have suggested, following the latest scandal.

  • February 7, 2013

    A report on why Mid Staffordshire hospital failings went unchecked for so long makes important points. Robert Francis QC, who led the inquiry, avoided the temptation to blame all that went wrong on a few people who could then be punished, or call for yet another round of reorganisation. Instead he revealed disturbing flaws in the culture of the NHS and other agencies linked with health and social care.

  • September 26, 2012

    Government plans for regional pay in the public sector are unfair and would be bad for NHS patients and pupils in poorer areas, according to polling published by the TUC.

  • April 10, 2009

    Chaplaincy teams in the National Health Service are good value and bring added benefits and resources to clinical treatment, say health specialists responding to a call to stop their official funding.

  • April 9, 2009

    The National Secular Society wants to end taxpayer funding for chaplaincy in the NHS. Matt Wardman subjects the figures to scrutiny, and is left with a lot of questions.