L9v167 - Surgery waiting numbers highest in decade, says NHS England General 

Surgery waiting numbers highest in decade, says NHS England

Surgery waiting numbers highest in decade, says NHS England The number of people waiting for routine surgery in England is at its highest level for a decade, figures from NHS England show. It is estimated more than four million people were waiting for operations in June – a figure last seen in 2007. The rise is partly because of growing demand and the NHS performing more procedures. But some doctors argue the higher numbers reflect growing strain on the health service. The NHS in England is failing to meet its…

Read More
ahn4qO - Widow shocked over husband's 'avoidable' death General 

Widow shocked over husband's 'avoidable' death

Widow shocked over husband’s ‘avoidable’ death Barbara Vavalidis had been planning a carefree retirement after decades of hard work and a busy family life. Instead she is mourning the loss of her partner of 45 years, the father of her two sons. Stefanos Vavalidis died in London in January 2016, aged 69. He had fallen ill while on holiday abroad in May 2015, and spent the last eight months of his life in hospital. Mrs Vavalidis is suing the private GP who was the family’s trusted doctor for more than…

Read More