News Jimmy Savile volunteering as a hospital porter in 1970

A further 19 hospitals are to have their links with disgraced television presenter Jimmy Savile investigated, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said today.

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Baroness Thatcher home from hospital

Baroness Thatcher returned home from hospital today more than two weeks after breaking her arm in a fall.

Reports of IVF errors on the rise

The number of IVF blunders reported by fertility clinics has more than doubled in the four years since an official report criticised safeguards in place.

Murder probe after blaze girl dies

A murder investigation was launched today following the death of a 15-year-old girl who was seriously injured in a fire at her home.

Metro crash chiefs ignored warning

One day after a collision killed at least seven commuters on Washington's underground system, a senior federal transport official revealed that managers of the network had been told three years ago to make important safety upgrades to parts of its fleet but had never done so.

Hospital says sorry over baby snatch bid

Health bosses today apologised to a mother after a woman tried to snatch her baby from a hospital ward.

'Routine operation' for Thatcher

Former prime minister Lady Thatcher will have a "routine" operation to insert a pin into her broken upper arm following a fall, her spokesman said today.

Report finds 70 children died after lapses in medical care

Mistakes in administering medication most common cause of harm to children

Thatcher stays in hospital after fall

Baroness Thatcher is to remain in hospital for several days as a "precautionary measure" after breaking her arm in a fall.

Thatcher spends night in hospital after breaking arm

Baroness Thatcher spent Friday night in the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London for observation after breaking her arm in a fall at home.

Government 'neglecting' deadly hospital bugs

The Government was accused of "neglecting" deadly hospital bugs today as figures showed some infections may be rising.

Girl kills two-year-old brother

A boy of two has died after being accidentally shot by his three-year-old sister.

Labour MP Anne Moffat hospitalised

Labour MP Anne Moffat is recovering in hospital after a scan revealed bleeding near her brain. The East Lothian MP said yesterday that she hopes to be "fighting fit and back at work shortly".

Kirk Broadfoot in hospital after egg explodes

It has emerged that Rangers defender Kirk Broadfoot was treated in hospital on Sunday after an egg exploded in his face.

Doctor to face hearing over patient deaths

GP could be struck off register over prescription of 'excessive' drug doses
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