Wednesday, June 12, 2019

With the deadline to comment on plans to change Weston's health system fast approaching, one town doctor has been answering questions put forward by Mercury readers.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

More than 1,300 responses to plans to change Weston's health system have been received and people are still being urged to have their say.

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Weston General Hospital has been named a veteran aware hospital due to its commitment to improving care for past and present members of the armed forces.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Weston General Hospital was operating at full capacity on 42 nights between December and March - putting it in the top three in the country.

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Weston General Hospital's A&E is treating patients more quickly since it shut overnight.

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Friday, March 8, 2019

A proposal which could see Weston General Hospital's A&E department reopen overnight will be discussed at a summit on Saturday.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

'We can't have an all-singing-and-all-dancing' hospital in Weston, according to a North Somerset councillor.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

A former stroke victim and patient of Weston General Hospital has given a 'vital' piece of equipment which helps people keep mobile while receiving care.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Rescue services were called to the aid of a teenager who suffered a head injury while cycling on top of Brean Down yesterday (Monday).

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Consultation on proposed changes to Weston General Hospital and its A&E opening hours begins today (Wednesday).

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Consultants from Weston General Hospital are 'disappointed and concerned' their proposal, which they believe could reopen the A&E overnight, has not been formally considered.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Plans to not reopen Weston's A&E department have been criticised by North Somerset councillors.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

A decision on whether the A&E department at Weston General Hospital will be permanently closed overnight will go to public consultation after health chiefs pushed ahead with plans this week.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

A large protest was held this afternoon (Tuesday) against plans to permanently close Weston General Hospital's at night.

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Friday, February 1, 2019

A protest will be held next week designed to put pressure on health chiefs and ensure a 24/7 A&E will be resurrected for Weston-super-Mare.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Health bosses have confirmed this afternoon (Wednesday) Weston General Hospital's A&E should not reopen permanently overnight, subject to public consultation.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Consultants from Weston General Hospital have come up with a new model they believe could reopen the A&E overnight.

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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.

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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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