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Coronavirus: Evacuated Britons arrive at quarantine hospital

Coronavirus: Evacuated Britons arrive at quarantine hospital

Health
British nationals evacuated from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan have arrived at a hospital where they will spend the next two weeks in quarantine.Coaches carrying 30 British and two Irish citizens arrived at Arrowe Park hospital in Wirral on Saturday evening.The group had travelled from an airbase in Wiltshire after leaving Tokyo on a flight late on Friday night.They have so far tested negative for the virus. As the coaches arrived at the hospital just before 18:00, one passenger was pictured making a heart sign with her hands while another gave an OK signal through the coach windows.Arrowe Park Hospital was previously used to quarantine 83 British nationals who were flown back to the UK from Wuhan.The chief executive of ...
They worked at a Catholic hospital for decades. Then it took away their pension

They worked at a Catholic hospital for decades. Then it took away their pension

Finance
St. Clare's Hospital was everything to Jerry and Kathy Adach.They married after meeting at the Schenectady, New York area hospital, where both worked, in the early '80s. Their two daughters were born there. The couple, who devoted a combined 59 years of service to the facility, had expected to retire with a good pension from the hospital.That is, until last year, when their former employer — which went out of business back in 2008 — delivered a gut punch: Its pension plan was in financial distress and wouldn't pay a dime of their expected benefits.For Jerry and Kathy, both 58, that means losing around $ 27,000 a year in planned retirement income — around a third of their combined income from the hospital."Last year, out of nowhere, they just said, 'We're done,'" said Jerry Adach, who works
Free NHS hospital parking for thousands in ‘greatest need’

Free NHS hospital parking for thousands in ‘greatest need’

Health
Thousands more NHS patients and visitors will be able to access free hospital car parking, the government says. From April, all 206 hospital trusts in England will be expected to begin offering the concession in line with the government's manifesto promise.Those with the "greatest need" will benefit.That includes groups such as people with disabilities and NHS staff working night shifts. Currently, hourly charges at hospitals for parking vary between £1 and £4. It is up to trusts to make their own car parking arrangements.NHS hospital car parking fees were abolished in Scotland and Wales in 2008, although a small number of hospitals in Scotland still charge as they remain tied in to contracts with private companies that manage their parking facilities. Fe
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital: Babies and mums died ‘amid toxic culture’

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital: Babies and mums died ‘amid toxic culture’

Health
Babies and mothers died amid a "toxic" culture at a hospital trust stretching back 40 years, a report has said.The catalogue of maternity care failings at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust are contained in a report leaked to The Independent. It reveals that some children were left disabled, staff got the names of some dead babies wrong and, in one case, referred to a child as "it".The trust apologised and said "a lot" had been done to address concerns.In 2017, then Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced an investigation into avoidable baby deaths at the trust, which runs Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Telford's Princess Royal.It is being led by maternity expert Donna Ockenden, who authored the report for NHS Improvement. ...
Hospital waiting times at worst-ever level

Hospital waiting times at worst-ever level

Health
Hospital performance in England is at its worst level on record, data shows.Key targets for cancer, hospital care and A&E have been missed for over three years - with delays for hospital care and in A&E hitting their highest levels since both targets were introduced.The monthly figures - the last before the election - prompted Labour and the Liberal Democrats to attack the Tories' record on the NHS.But Prime Minister Boris Johnson said "huge demand" was to blame.He said only the Tories could be trusted to have a "strong, dynamic economy" to ensure the rises in the NHS budget being planned could be made."I'm afraid when I look at the rival proposals and the economic disaster that Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party would cause, that will make it imp...