Success for Basingstoke hospital trust's super six

Basingstoke Gazette: Restricted visiting hours at Basingstoke hospital over Christmas

11:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

STAFF working for Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have become the first in the region to obtain new formal qualifications in correctly decontaminating hospital instruments and equipment.

Foreign nurses sought for jobs at Basingstoke hospital

Basingstoke Gazette: Donna Green, chief operating officer

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

THE trust which runs Basingstoke hospital is looking to recruit nurses from as far afield as the Philippines after failing to hit staffing targets.

Basingstoke hospital trust rated among worst in country for hospital food

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:54pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE trust which runs Basingstoke hospital has been rated as among the worst in the country for the quality of its food.

Cancer centre could be built on outskirts of Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:22pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A CANCER centre, which is to offer radiotherapy and chemotherapy in a new state-of-the art building, could be built on the outskirts of Basingstoke.

GPs' out-of-hours phone service comes under spotlight

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1:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE out-of-hours telephone services of local GP surgeries have been put under the spotlight by independent patient champion group Healthwatch Hampshire.

Grandmother loses hair to help fund new cancer centre

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

THIS was the moment a grandmother first saw her new look, after her entire head of hair was shaved off for charity.

Parents' anger at doctor's error

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

NEW parents were left terrified after being told their six-week-old son could need an emergency CAT scan to check for fluid on his brain – only to discover just hours later that the doctor had made a mistake.

Southern NHS launches health services app

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A NEW app, designed to bring health services closer to patients, has been launched by Southern Health.

Funding boost for carers

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8:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

TWO hospices in Hampshire have received a one-off funding boost to help support carers.

New state-of-the-art heart scanner installed at Basingstoke hospital

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

BASINGSTOKE hospital is at the forefront of the complex art of scanning hearts – thanks to a specialist consultant and some state-of-the-art equipment.

Sir Geoff Hurst backs Hampshire Clinic's health campaign

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

ENGLAND football World Cup legend Sir Geoff Hurst is backing a Basingstoke hospital’s health campaign.

People urged to stay safe around water

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Friday 25th July 2014

AS the temperature rises, and the school holidays loom, the local ambulance service is urging people to stay safe around water.

Bake-off raises cash for charity

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

STAFF and consultants at BMI The Hampshire Clinic have pulled in the pounds for a good cause after hosting a great bake-off contest.

Infant school hit by vomiting virus

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:38am Thursday 17th July 2014

MORE than 100 pupils were struck down after a vomiting virus hit youngsters at a Basingstoke infant school.

Rise in ambulance call-outs about children being left in hot cars

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:17am Thursday 17th July 2014

LOCAL ambulance crews have seen a rise in call-outs about small children being left in cars as temperatures soar.

Employees encouraged to 'Workout @ Work'

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:03am Monday 14th July 2014

BASINGSTOKE businesses have been encouraging their staff to workout at work.

Funding for school nurses to be increased

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

8:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

FUNDING for school nurses in Hampshire will be increased by up to £2.5million over the next five years.

Basingstoke hospital workers suffer burns following chemical spillage

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:24am Thursday 3rd July 2014

TWO hospital workers suffered burns following a spillage of concentrated high-level disinfectant containing acid.

Hospital chiefs concerned by rising A&E admissions

Basingstoke Gazette: Dr Howard Simpson, clinical director for unscheduled care, Sara Sparks, operational services manager for unscheduled care, and Paul Barton, lead emergency nurse practitioner

1:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

“DON’T break us” – that is the warning from senior medics at Basingstoke hospital, following a huge rise in the number of patients flooding through the doors of the emergency department.

TV star visits St Michael's Hospice

Basingstoke Gazette: Hugh Dennis chats to members of the hospice staff

1:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

ACTOR and comedian Hugh Dennis paid a special trip to a local hospice last week.

Basingstoke man comes back from the dead

Basingstoke Gazette: Rupert George Armstrong with his wife Gilly

1:00pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

A GRANDFATHER who died for 15 minutes has thanked Basingstoke medical staff for saving his life.

Reminder from North Hampshire CCG about the importance of nutrition for the elderly

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

12:53pm Monday 23rd June 2014

“IT is not enough to eat healthily- you need to eat enough”- that is the message from North Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group to elderly people in Basingstoke who could be at risk of malnutrition.

Festival Place pledges to raise cash for Ark Cancer Centre Charity

Basingstoke Gazette: Festival Place pledges to raise cash for Ark Cancer Centre Charity

12:46pm Monday 23rd June 2014

FESTIVAL Place has pledged to raise £10,000 for a local charity which is fundraising for a cancer centre.

Tearful reunion for award-winning nurse

Basingstoke Gazette: Kelly Hobbs, healthcare assistant ward E3, received the individual Nurse/Healthcare Assistant, Medical Services Division award. Nominator Paul Keen is also pictured

3:00pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A KIND-hearted healthcare assistant, honoured for her care of a patient in the last days of his life, had a tearful reunion with the patient’s son, who nominated her for an award.

Basingstoke grandfather expresses gratitude after receiving new cancer treatment

Basingstoke Gazette: Consultant urologist Richard Hindley

1:30pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

“I AM lucky and grateful”.

Women in Business raise cash for Ark Cancer Centre charity

Basingstoke Gazette: Laura Bell

3:00pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

A LOCAL networking group has raised nearly £750 to support a local charity, which is fundraising for a new cancer centre in north Hampshire.

Medic's pride as new cancer treatment is rolled out across the country

Basingstoke Gazette: Consultant urologist Richard Hindley

11:00am Monday 16th June 2014

A “GROUNDBREAKING” cancer treatment, which a Basingstoke medic helped to pioneer, is now taking off around the country.

Ball raises cash for The Pink Place

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9:00am Monday 16th June 2014

A SPRING ball raised £5,000 for a Basingstoke cancer support charity.

Basingstoke hospital nurse was 'guiding light'

Basingstoke Gazette: Pauline Bawden, right, with Emma O'Grady

8:00pm Saturday 14th June 2014

EMMA O’Grady suffered two miscarriages last year and was helped through some “very dark times” by Pauline Bawden, a sister on the Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU).

Basingstoke medical staff honoured at the Director of Nursing Awards

Basingstoke Gazette: Alison Jupp, right, receives the Surgical Services Division Individual award from Donna Green

12:30pm Friday 13th June 2014

INSPIRATIONAL nursing staff who have made a difference to people’s lives were this week honoured at an emotional awards ceremony.

Hospital volunteers honoured

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5:00pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

VOLUNTEERS who give up their time to help Basingstoke hospital run smoothly are being honoured this week.

Hospital chief named as 'one of the best'

Basingstoke Gazette: Hospital chief named as 'one of the best'

5:00pm Sunday 8th June 2014

THE chief executive of the trust which runs Basingstoke hospital has been named as one of the best in the country.

Hospital staff take action over pay dispute

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

2:14pm Thursday 5th June 2014

STAFF at Basingstoke hospital held protest over pay dispute.

Deadline looms for nominations for Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust post

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

12:08pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

TIME is running out to apply to become a public governor for Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Endoscopy suite hailed as success

Basingstoke Gazette: Endoscopy unit at Basingstoke hospital

5:00pm Monday 2nd June 2014

A MOBILE endoscopy suite at Basingstoke hospital has been hailed as a success – with nearly 1,800 patients treated in the first year.

Breast Cancer charity to hold first information session in Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

5:00pm Sunday 1st June 2014

WOMEN affected by breast cancer can find out more about living with the condition at a free information session in June.

Revamped wellbeing centre unveiled at Basingstoke hospice

Basingstoke Gazette: Guests at the official opening of the new-look wellbeing centre at St Michael's Hospice

11:00am Wednesday 28th May 2014

IT WAS a milestone event as a revamped £510,000 wellbeing centre was unveiled at a Basingstoke hospice.

Spotlight on dementia during national awareness week

Basingstoke Gazette: Marion Marden chats with Gladys Simpson

9:00am Saturday 24th May 2014

THE number of people living with dementia in the county is set to double in the next 15 years – and it is more important than ever that they, and their carers, receive the proper support.

Plea for more blood donors to pledge to donate in Basingstoke on Bank Holiday Monday

2:50pm Friday 23rd May 2014

PEOPLE who willing to donate blood are needed to attend a donation session on Bank Holiday Monday.

Pelican Cancer Foundation visited by experts from Brazil

Basingstoke Gazette: Pelican Cancer Foundation visited by experts from Brazil

9:16am Wednesday 21st May 2014

A LOCAL charity, which is at the forefront of research into certain types of cancer, welcomed a visit from two experts from Brazil earlier this year.

Much-loved doctor retires

Basingstoke Gazette: Consultant anaesthetist Keith Thomson gets a lift from well-wishers

1:00pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

A MUCH-loved and marvellous Basingstoke medic, who has made a life-changing difference to so many lives, has retired from his full-time role – but he shows little sign of slowing down.

Odiham mum gets cancer lifeline hope

Basingstoke Gazette: Sam Cash with her children Alyssia and Taylor, and her husband Paul

1:00pm Sunday 18th May 2014

A MUM who has been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer has been given a lifeline after being offered a pioneering form of radiotherapy in America.

Clare Balding opens radiotherapy unit at Basingstoke hospital

Basingstoke Gazette: Clare Balding has opened a new radiotherapy unit at Basingstoke hospital

11:00am Friday 16th May 2014

POPULAR broadcaster Clare Balding was the guest of honour at the grand opening of a £6.5million radiotherapy unit at Basingstoke hospital.

Tadley gets a second life-saving defibrillator

Basingstoke Gazette: Basingstoke and Deane Mayor Cllr Dan Putty with Lions president David Fowler and Jeremy Dampney, of Tadley Communty Responders, at Tadley Community Centre

5:00pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

VITAL life-saving equipment has been installed in Tadley.

Breathe Easy Basingstoke celebrates first birthday

Basingstoke Gazette: From left: Breathe Easy Basingstoke and District chair Judith Windross, with chest physician consultant at Basingstoke hospital, Kevin McKinlay, Mayor Cllr Dan Putty, British Lung Foundation director of research Dr Noel Snell, and British Lung Foundation

3:00pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

A SUPPORT group for people in Basingstoke living with the effects of lung conditions has celebrated its first year at an official launch event.

Clare Balding to open new radiotherapy unit at Basingstoke hospital

Basingstoke Gazette: Clare Balding to open new radiotherapy unit at Basingstoke hospital

1:00pm Sunday 11th May 2014

SPORTS presenter Clare Balding OBE will open a new radiotherapy unit in Basingstoke next week.

New leader for Solent NHS Trust

6:30pm Saturday 10th May 2014

SOLENT NHS Trust has appointed Sue Harriman as its new chief executive.

Basingstoke care home earmarked for partial closure

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

3:00pm Thursday 8th May 2014

PART of a care home in Basingstoke for adults with cerebral palsy is set to close.

Fundraisers get first look at new radiotherapy unit

Basingstoke Gazette: Staff at the radiotherapy unit with the new linear accelerator machine

1:06pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

FUNDRAISERS who have helped create an interim radiotherapy unit at Basingstoke hospital were given an exclusive tour around the building last week.

Parklands staff are the 'most active'

Basingstoke Gazette: Staff from Parklands celebrate their success

6:30pm Saturday 3rd May 2014

PARKLANDS hospital has won a county-wide competition for having the most active staff.






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