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.

Burnham launches hospital parking review

The NHS has not given enough attention to hospital car parking charges, Health Secretary Andy Burnham said as he launched a consultation on the issue today.

Andy Burnham

In the IoS Diary last week we said that Andy Burnham hadn't been to visit Stafford hospital since he took over as Health Secretary in June. But in fact he visited Stafford hospital on July 21st . We apologise to him for our error.

Private finance initiative 'terrible' for taxpayers

A leading union called today for a moratorium on the private finance initiative after claiming that taxpayers were "locked" into £250 billion of payments on hundreds of projects.

Messiah, Coliseum, London<br/>Les Arts Florissants Barbican, London

The soloists excel in ENO's new staging of a Christmas warhorse, but the chorus is unfashionably cumbersome

Man dies after nightclub shooting

A man has died in hospital and another victim is being treated for gunshot wounds after a shooting at a nightclub early today.

Footballer dies during routine training session

A United Arab Emirates footballer collapsed and died during a routine training session after suffering a massive heart attack yesterday.

Father gives up fight to keep baby alive

Child's ventilator will be turned off after court battle with mother is resolved

Right-to-die case: mother's view paramount, says paediatrician

A mother's wishes for her child's care outweigh a father's opinion, a right-to-die trial was told yesterday. Hospital doctors favour a mother's views on the treatment of her child and give them "particular weight", a leading paediatrician told the High Court.

Elton John out of hospital after E. coli treatment

Sir Elton John has been released from hospital after being treated for flu and E. coli. Sir Elton John is out of hospital and is feeling "fine" after being struck down with a bout of flu and an E.coli bacterial infection.

Hospital staff 'fail patients in dying days'

Report highlights lack of communication between doctors and families

Cambodia's 'Jungle Woman' admitted to hospital

Two years ago she emerged from the jungles of Cambodia wild, unkempt, unable to speak and apparently having been missing for almost 20 years.

Families call for hospital inquiry

The Government will this week come under further pressure to hold a public inquiry into deaths of elderly patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital in the 1990s, as relatives and lawyers meet Norman Lamb MP, the Lib Dem health spokesman.

'All white staff' request refused for birth

A pregnant woman in labour arrived at a hospital and asked for an all-white team of staff to deliver her baby, it was confirmed today.

Tests show PM has minor retinal tears

Eye sight tests have discovered that Gordon Brown has two minor tears on his retina, but he will not be undergoing further operations, it was disclosed today.

Fertility clinics' success rate hits new high

Fertility clinics have raised their success rates to record levels, despite an increase in the age of women treated. Almost one in four cycles of treatment (23.7 per cent) resulted in a live birth in 2007, up from 21.6 per cent in 2005 and 15 per cent in 1995.

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