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.

Fox attacks boy, three, at party

A toddler has been taken to hospital after being attacked by a fox. The three-year-old boy was bitten on the arm during a party at Dorothy Stringer High School in Brighton at midday on Saturday.

NHS hospital to use robot staff

A fleet of robots is to carry out day-to-day tasks at an NHS hospital, it was revealed yesterday. The machines will be used to transport clinical waste and dirty linen, deliver food and dispense drugs at the new Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert, Stirlingshire.

Hospital order for man who killed grandfather

A man who stabbed his 81-year-old grandfather to death was given a hospital order under the Mental Health Act today, police said.

Three in court over stabbing of young mother

Three people will appear in court today in connection with the death of a mother of four.

Man shot dead outside home

A murder inquiry was launched today after a man was gunned down outside his home in broad daylight.

Man charged with murdering OAP

A man will appear in court today charged with murdering a pensioner who died after suffering severe injuries in an attack at her home.

Murder-accused husband tried to kill himself

A former Army bomb disposal expert accused of trying to murder his pregnant wife and her young son has attempted suicide while on remand, a court heard today.

Inquiry into C.diff outbreak to begin

The first phase of an inquiry into a hospital bug outbreak which claimed 18 lives will get under way today.

An Empty Death, By Laura Wilson

London, 1944. Doodlebugs rain from the sky. Yet something resembling normal life goes on; hospitals have to be run, and crimes have to be solved. DI Ted Stratton is called to investigate the death of a doctor, and it soon turns into a murder enquiry. Then a nurse at the same hospital is found strangled. Then a pathologist is killed.

Hospital infection data is made public

People will be able to check the weekly MRSA and Clostridium difficile rates at their local hospital from next month, the Government has announced.

Sextuplet parents 'praying for miracle'

The parents of sextuplets were today said to be hoping for a "small miracle" as their babies were fighting for their lives in hospital.

Hospital launches probe into 'missed' fractures

Complaints were made against hospital staff who apparently failed to spot fractures, a health trust said today.

Man fights for life after stabbing

A man was in a "life threatening" condition in hospital today and two of his friends injured after they were was stabbed in the street, police said.

Walsh out for two months with broken arm

Ruby Walsh will be out for at least two months as he recovers from a broken arm sustained from a fall in Saturday's Aintree Hurdle.

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