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Friday, January 11, 2019

Health chiefs have been warned not to ‘betray’ Weston and cut access to emergency care in the town.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Mercury readers are ‘disgusted’ after the five options for the future of the Weston’s A&E department – including the permanent loss of a 24/7 service – were revealed.

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Friday, December 21, 2018

A mental health trust, which looks after the Long Fox Unit in Weston, has been told to make further improvements by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Proposals outlining the major restructuring of hospital services have been unveiled.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Work on a new cycleway which will link Weston town centre with the college and hospital is due to begin later this month.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Weston General Hospital faces making losses of £22million per year by 2024, unless an overhaul of services is carried out.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Weston General Hospital marked 70 years of the NHS with a tea party on July 5.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has lent his support to efforts to ‘save Weston’s A&E’.

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Weston General Hospital’s fundraising appeal for a new scanner has been boosted by a donation from the Co-op.

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Potentially ‘misleading’ assurances about the future of Weston’s A&E were issued ahead of closing the department overnight, according to Weston General Hospital staff.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

A candlelight vigil was held outside Weston General Hospital last night (Wednesday) to mark one year since the town lost its 24-hour A&E.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Now is the time for people to stand up and fight for their A&E.

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Monday, July 2, 2018

There is no prospect of Weston General Hospital’s A&E opening 24/7 any time soon, despite significant improvements in improving safety.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Staff shortages mean more midwifes will have to be based in the community rather than at Weston General Hospital over the summer.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

No decisions about the long-term future of Weston’s A&E have been made, health bosses have reiterated this week.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Barely half of Weston General Hospital staff would be happy with the standard of care offered there if a family or friend needed treatment.

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Protect Our NHS North Somerset rallied outside Weston Genera Hospital on Tuesday to mark seven months of A&E’s ‘temporary’ overnight closure.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Weston General Hospital has the second worst record in the country for urgently treating patients referred with suspected cancer.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Weston General Hospital has apologised to an elderly patient who waited 22 hours for a hospital bed.

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Two wards at Weston General Hospital have been closed due to a sickness outbreak.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

More than £300,000 has been raised to buy a scanner for Weston General Hospital.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Weston General Hospital’s A&E department will not reopen overnight before Christmas, bosses have told the Mercury this week.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Plans to revamp Weston health services will be further publicised over the next three months.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Breast cancer scans at Weston General Hospital have been postponed for two-and-a-half weeks – because no-one on the site can operate the machines.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Health bosses have dismissed claims Weston General Hospital is ‘dying’ and in need of ‘resurrecting’.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Weston General Hospital is so short staffed its spending on temporary agency nurses has doubled in the past year to hit almost £4.5million.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Weston General Hospital will make £4.5million of cuts this financial year, despite it failing to meet planned savings for 2016/17 and ending the year with a deficit of £7.2million.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Weston General Hospital has said its ‘valuable workforce’ of more than 100 European workers from 18 different countries will always have a place within its walls, despite national uncertainty surrounding Britain exiting the European Union (EU).

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The people in charge of running Weston General Hospital will talk about its performance in the past year and a plan for its future at a public event this week.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Weston General Hospital has made progress recruiting the doctors it needs to re-open A&E overnight but its staffing levels remain below what it requires.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

More than 50 people attended a vigil at Weston General Hospital which marked two months of the temporary closure of A&E.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

There will be a candlelit vigil at Weston General Hospital to mark two months since its A&E closed overnight.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

It has been six weeks since Weston General Hospital’s A&E closed overnight on safety grounds, and while its bosses insist the closure is temporary, others believe it will never re-open fully.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A senior nurse who supplied cocaine to a colleague’s partner and booked her boyfriend into Weston General Hospital’s A&E to get him a prescription of Viagra has been suspended for her ‘deplorable’ and ‘dishonest’ actions.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Weston General Hospital was one of the worst in the country for meeting A&E target times in January, but it has improved so much that in the month before the department closed overnight 91 per cent of patients were dealt with inside four hours.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Secretary of State for health Jeremy Hunt has been accused of showing a ‘distinct lack of leadership’ after visiting Weston General Hospital and failing to speak publicly on the closure of the town’s A&E.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Young patients at Weston General Hospital will have their day brightened thanks to some colourful murals painted by Weston College students.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Weston General Hospital’s A&E department has been closed overnight for more than a week, but there is still no news on when the closure will end.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Weston General Hospital serves more than 200,000 people, but just one per cent of them made comments on four planned changes for its future.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

A former midwife for Weston General Hospital has been suspended after a hearing found her actions led to the death of an unborn child.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Weston General Hospital’s midwives are said to be ‘shocked and disappointed’ by plans to alter maternity services in the town in favour of working more with St Michael’s Hospital in Bristol.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A petition has been set up to stop Weston General Hospital’s accident and emergency (A&E) department from closing temporarily overnight.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Weston General Hospital will be given £842,000 from the Government to prepare its ‘inadequate’ A&E department for winter – but it is still unable to provide details on how its overnight service will run in the future.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Weston General Hospital’s A&E department will receive £842,600 from the Government to help it prepare for winter.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Weston General Hospital’s A&E department will close overnight from July 4. Here is everything we know about when and why the decision to close it has been made, how healthcare services will cope, and what could happen to the department in the future.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Weston-super-Mare’s MP has said it is ‘essential’ the closure of Weston General Hospital’s A&E department overnight remains temporary, as the candidates who ran against him in the General Election say they are ‘appalled’ by the decision.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The accident and emergency (A&E) department at Weston General Hospital will temporarily close overnight from July 4.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The trust which runs Weston General Hospital has appointed a new medical director, who will manage its consultants and trainee doctors.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Weston General Hospital has quashed rumours its accident and emergency (A&E) department will run a reduced overnight service from July.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Doctors are warning North Somerset’s NHS is facing a ‘year-round crisis’ as services struggle to cope with huge demand.

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