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Ulster Hospital Bed pressures worse than during Covid

Ulster Hospital Bed pressures worse than during Covid

The current pressure on hospital beds is “worse than it was during Covid”, according to a senior manager at the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald. Seaneen Pettigrew works in the hospital’s discharge hub and her role is to free up beds by facilitating the discharge of medically-fit patients. She said they …

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Bristol trial tests whether infections need antibiotics

Rapid tests to check whether infections are caused by bacteria or viruses are to be trialled in some GP surgeries. The University of Bristol trial will investigate whether testing initial symptoms could cut the number of antibiotic prescriptions given out. The swab tests can detect multiple viruses and some bacteria, …

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India outbreak claims 12 children

India outbreak claims 12 children

Measles has killed 12 children in the western Indian city of Mumbai and surrounding areas, authorities say. The first death was reported around 26-27 October when three children died within 48 hours. The city had 233 confirmed cases this year until Wednesday – a three-fold jump from the 92 cases …

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Pershore woman making ‘amazing progress’ after spine op

She also said her doctor in Barcelona had been "absolutely amazed" by her progress and the bone re-growing over the fusion was "the best possible news". Her husband, Guy, said it was an "absolute miracle". Rachel said she hoped other people in her position would also find generous benefactors and added: ""What better gift to give than the gift of life

Worcestershire woman who underwent a pioneering operation in Spain after her she was injured by a ceiling fan said she was making “amazing” progress. Rachel Pighills, from Pershore, suffered a complex injury which led to her skull slipping down on to her spine after the incident in 2018. Money was …

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Hope new RSV vaccine could reduce hospital pressure

Hope new RSV vaccine could reduce hospital pressure

Doctors hope a new vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) will take pressure off children’s hospitals. Although RSV cases are mild in most patients, it is the main reason children under five end up in hospital. The Nirsevimab vaccine has been approved but a trial is running in Bristol to …

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