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Save Lewisham Hospital meeting: Campaigners vow to fight against 'future threats'

News Shopper: Department of Health 'disappointed' over Lewisham Hospital - as campaigners celebrate

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A packed meeting at Lewisham Hospital last night (April 16) showed the continued determination to protect the area’s health services from "future threats".

West Wickham woman first patient at new kidney clinics

News Shopper: Dr Satish Jayawardene with Sameena Ahad-Bokhari

10:24am Monday 31st March 2014

A woman suffering with kidney problems has become the first patient at one of two new clinics at Princess Royal University Hospital (PRU).

PICTURED: Fat cats and podgy pooches in UK pet obesity crisis

News Shopper: PDSA head nurse Lindsay Atkinson holds Jack Russell Ruby before Pet Fit Club 2013

11:29am Thursday 27th March 2014

These poor podgy pooches and fat felines are just a few examples of an animal obesity crisis spreading across the capital.

Mottingham mum 'NICE played Russian roulette with life-saving cancer drug for dead son'

News Shopper: Mum Maria Thurston with Ryan, 16

10:00am Friday 14th March 2014

A bereaved Mottingham mum is begging for a cancer drug which ‘might have saved’ her 16-year-old son to be given to other sufferers.

Lewisham and Greenwich health experts urge residents to wake up to sleeping disorders

News Shopper: A patient at Queen Elizabeth's Hospital's sleep unit in Woolwich

4:59pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

Lewisham and Greenwich healthcare experts are urging people to wake up to sleeping disorders as part of National Bed Month.

UPDATE: Health secretary 'outrageously' changes hospital closure law to stop another Lewisham-style victory

News Shopper: Department of Health 'disappointed' over Lewisham Hospital - as campaigners celebrate

12:50pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

The health secretary ‘outrageously changed the law’ to downgrade hospitals next to cash-strapped trusts – following a landmark legal loss over Lewisham Hospital.

Labour appeal to block Care Bill closure measures following Lewisham Hospital debacle

News Shopper: Andy Burnham

9:10am Tuesday 11th March 2014

Labour is appealing for Tory and Liberal Democrat MPs to help block measures it says will give ministers sweeping powers to close hospitals in the wake of the Lewisham debacle.

Greenwich swimmers can take the plunge with Swimathon in Woolwich

News Shopper: Swimmer Ellie Simmonds

4:51pm Thursday 6th March 2014

Swimmers can take the plunge with a Swimathon at Woolwich’s Waterfront Leisure Centre.

Report reveals baby's rickets death was a 'preventable death' missed by authorities

News Shopper: Virginia Kunene

6:50am Wednesday 5th March 2014

A report published on Friday (FEB 28) has revealed a litany of agency failures in the case of an Erith baby’s “preventable death” from rickets and admits “a number of opportunities to protect the baby were missed”.

Plumstead weightlifters flex muscles over closed gym

News Shopper: PLUMSTEAD weightlifters are flexing their muscles and questioning the "Olympic legacy" in Greenwich after their gym was closed for two months, pictured Alison Miller and Barry Small

9:19am Tuesday 4th March 2014

Plumstead weightlifters are flexing their muscles and questioning the "Olympic legacy" in Greenwich after their gym was closed for two months.

Horse, fire-eating and false nails falling off: 7 weirdest things seen in A&E by Darent Valley nurse

News Shopper: Sam Elden-Lee in her role as A&E consultant nurse at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford.

9:55am Thursday 27th February 2014

A leading nurse at Darent Valley Hospital has shared a list of some of the most unusual things she has seen in A&E over the last 15 years.

Woolwich hospital's new tea round to cheers patients up with cake and a cuppa

News Shopper: Matron Kate Hudson serving tea and cake to patient Margaret Beadle at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

10:22am Tuesday 25th February 2014

MATRONS at a Woolwich hospital are cheering up patients with a new tea round where they dish out cake, a cuppa and a friendly chat.

Disabled New Eltham mum's life 'upside down' after left without bathroom for four weeks

News Shopper: Julianne Dillaway pictured in the broken wet room with husband Rob Dillaway and children Ben Dillaway, 8, and Zowie Dillaway, 4

1:07pm Monday 24th February 2014

A DISABLED New Eltham mum says her life has been turned "upside down" after being left with an unusable bathroom for four weeks and forced to wash at friends’ houses.

Elderly Bromley man told to 'dump' Zimmer frame by hospital after offering to return

News Shopper: John Parke was told to ditch his Zimmer frame

9:18am Monday 24th February 2014

AN ELDERLY man from Bromley tried to return a Zimmer frame to the hospital that supplied it - but was told to throw it away.

Beckenham hospital urges residents to think before they go under the knife after plastic surgery enquiries soar

News Shopper: Learn about plastic surgery

10:45am Friday 21st February 2014

CLINICIANS are discouraging Bromley residents from rushing into cosmetic surgery after seeing enquiries for procedures soar.

New breast cancer unit opens at Darent Valley Hospital

News Shopper: A NEW breast cancer unit will give patients all they need at a one-stop clinic has opened at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford.

10:37am Friday 21st February 2014

A NEW breast cancer unit will give patients all they need at a one-stop clinic has opened at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford.

Hither Green mum's battle to solve asthma 'medical mystery' that killed 9-year-old daughter

News Shopper: Hother Green mum's battle to solve asthma 'medical mystery' that killed 9-year-old daughter

3:32pm Thursday 13th February 2014

A HITHER Green mum is hoping a foundation she has set up will help research the "medical mystery" which killed her asthmatic nine-year-old daughter.

Have your say on Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust


3:56pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

ENGLAND'S chief inspector of hospitals is inviting people to tell his inspection panel what they think of the services provided by Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

Poll: MPs back plans to ban smoking in cars with children

News Shopper: Embargoed to 0001 Friday October 11..File photo dated 12/03/13 of a man smoking a cigarette as patients prescribed stop-smoking pills do not suffer an increased risk of suicide compared with those using nicotine patches and gum, a study has found. PRESS A

8:24am Tuesday 11th February 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have welcomed plans backed by MPs which could save hundreds of thousands of children from being exposed to second-hand smoke in cars.

Report finds significant failings at Princess Royal University Hospital in Farnborough

News Shopper: The Princess Royal University Hospital's decision to reduce restaurant opening hours has been met with anger among the public.

11:16am Thursday 6th February 2014

“Significant failings” at Farnborough’s Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) have been found in an independent report.

First patients of upgraded Orpington Hospital happy with new hips

News Shopper: Satwant Singh-Taak is pleased with the surgery he received

3:09pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

THE FIRST patients treated at Orpington Hospital’s new orthopaedic centre have praised the care they received.

Work on £2.5million expansion of Darent Valley Hospital A&E gets underway

News Shopper: The current main reception at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford.

11:08am Wednesday 5th February 2014

A HUGE £2.5million revamp of the A&E unit at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford is starting this week.

Nearly two thirds of adults in Kent are overweight or obese

News Shopper: Some children in schools are still classed as overweight

1:27pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

NEARLY two thirds of adults in Kent are overweight or obese, according to a health report published today.

Man found after missing from Lewisham secure mental health unit

News Shopper: Police officer to stand trial charged with stealing from the Met

10:53am Tuesday 4th February 2014

A MAN who went missing from a secure mental health unit in Lewisham and was thought to have been carrying a knife has been found.

Greenwich families given top tips for cutting sugar and fat intake

News Shopper: South west Hertfordshire residents some of 'healthiest' in country

10:47am Friday 31st January 2014

GREENWICH COUNCIL is encouraging families to change to healthier eating habits by cutting sugar and fat intake for healthier snacks.

Channel 5 Medicating Lewisham series to film at St John’s Medical Centre

News Shopper: Video nasty for Wanderers players

12:13pm Monday 27th January 2014

EVER wondered what goes on in your local surgery? One GP practice in Lewisham has given Channel 5 exclusive access to the 500 patients who pass through it every day.

New health app for North Kent a success

News Shopper: GP Dr Bhaskar Bora, clinical chair of NHS Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

2:17pm Friday 24th January 2014

A FREE NHS Health Help Now web app launched across North Kent has already been used more than 3,000 times in a month.

New Cross GP who led campaign to save Lewisham Hospital stands for European Parliament

News Shopper: Dr Louise Irvine

4:44pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

A CAMPAIGNER who helped win the battle against the Health Secretary over Lewisham Hospital is to stand for the European Parliament.

Greenwich urgent care health services consultation extended

News Shopper: Free NHS health checks at Bucks libraries

5:00pm Tuesday 21st January 2014

A CONSULTATION into urgent care services in Greenwich has been extended until the end of the month (JAN 31) after resident feedback.

Charlton food warehouse fined for food hygiene offences after mouse droppings found among flour sacks

News Shopper: The mouse droppings found scattere among bags of flour

10:22am Tuesday 21st January 2014

THE owner of a Charlton food warehouse has been fined for poor hygiene after mouse droppings were discovered among sacks of flour and dead insects were found in a basin.

Forest Hill mum fears for asthma-suffering son's health after 'disgusting damp'

News Shopper: Victoria Nash with her son Ronnie, 3,

10:40am Thursday 16th January 2014

A FOREST Hill mum is desperate to move after she claims "disgusting" damp is further damaging her chronic asthma-suffering son’s health.

Does the winter soundtrack of coughs, sniffs and sneezes drive you crazy?

News Shopper: Choose the best place to receive health care this winter

6:30am Thursday 16th January 2014

IT’S the season of coughs and colds so today we have some questions on the relentless surge of the sniffles sweeping the country.

Campaigners claim victory over Serco decision by Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

News Shopper: Campaigners claim victory over Serco decision by Lewisham and Greenwich Hospital NHS Trust

4:12pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

PROTESTORS say a hospital trust's decision not to outsource its services to a company marks a victory for their anti-privatisation campaign.

Lewisham air quality call after pollution-related deaths

News Shopper: Don't Dump on Deptford campaigners install tubes around Deptford to measure pollutant levels from exhaust fumes

4:27pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

THERE are urgent calls to tackle air quality in Lewisham after it frequently ranked as one of the worst three London boroughs for air pollution-related deaths, according to new stats.

FEATURE: London's Air Ambulance celebrates its 25th anniversary

News Shopper: Ambulance

2:54pm Monday 13th January 2014

London's Air Ambulance has been saving the lives of people across the capital and Kent for the last quarter of a century. Reporter HELOISE WOOD visits the helipad to learn more as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Six tips to start getting healthy as National Obesity Awareness Week begins

News Shopper: Stark increase in county obesity

6:00am Monday 13th January 2014

National Obesity Awareness Week begins today, aiming to improve people’s understanding of obesity and the ways it can be tackled.

£13.5million Eltham Community Hospital given green light

News Shopper: An artist's impression of Eltham Community Hospital

1:30pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

A NEW £13.5million hospital serving patients from Eltham and Greenwich has been given the green light.

It's Blue Monday but never fear, News Shopper gives you five reasons to be cheerful

News Shopper: It's Blue Monday but never fear, News Shopper gives you five reasons to be cheerful

3:20pm Monday 6th January 2014

CHRISTMAS is long gone, the weather is truly terrible and it's back to the grind for most of us, so it's no surprise that today (Jan 6) is known as Blue Monday - supposedly the most depressing day of the year.

Greenwich over-40s offered NHS health checks

News Shopper: On-call NHS staff to get parking permits

5:25pm Thursday 2nd January 2014

PEOPLE aged over 40 in Greenwich are being urged to take up a health check.

Giant yellow men on toilets pop up in Lewisham for NHS campaign

News Shopper: Giant yellow men on toilets pop up in Lewisham for NHS campaign

10:14am Friday 20th December 2013

GIANT yellow men sitting on toilets and clutching their backs have popped up in Lewisham as part of an NHS campaign to stress A&E is only for serious emergencies over Christmas.

Semi-paralysed Charlton man's bid to get a hospital bed for Christmas

News Shopper: Ron Summers

9:00am Tuesday 17th December 2013

THOUSANDS of people are supporting a semi-paralysed Charlton 50-year-old's bid to get a hospital bed for Christmas.

Lewisham Hospital trust's condolences to family of child who died on Christmas Day

News Shopper: Rhianna Rawding

4:52pm Monday 16th December 2013

LEWISHAM Hospital’s trust has offered its condolences to the family of a nine-year-old girl who died on Christmas Day hours after being discharged.

Bromley people asked for views on healthcare

News Shopper: Bromley people asked for views on healthcare

11:23am Saturday 14th December 2013

THERE is less than a month left to take part in an online survey about health services in Bromley.

Yellow giants encourage people to consider alternatives to A&E this winter

News Shopper: Ruby Hopper with Lillie Henry-Laird and Jenson Hopper

11:26am Thursday 12th December 2013

GIANT yellow models have brightened up Bexleyheath this week.

11 fascinating facts about human heart to mark date of first artificial heart implant

News Shopper: Monday morning is said to be the time when people are most likely to have a heart attack

6:00am Monday 2nd December 2013

TODAY was the day in 1982 when the first successful implant of an artificial heart into a human took place.

World Aids Day information and facts about living with HIV

News Shopper: The red ribbon is the symbol of awareness and support for those living with HIV

9:00am Sunday 1st December 2013

TODAY is World Aids Day which is held to raise awareness of the global fight against HIV and Aids and to commemorate people who have died as a result of the virus.

'I'm dying here': Secret film reveals care abuse of West Kingsdown man with brain injury

News Shopper: 'I'm dying here': Secret film reveals carers' abuse of father-of-three with brain injury

5:30am Tuesday 26th November 2013

SECRET filming has uncovered horrific abuse from carers while a father-of-three from West Kingsdown was recovering from a brain haemorrhage.

Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust choir back with Christmas charity single after TV fame

News Shopper: Lewisham Healthcare NHS Trust staff form choir for new Gareth Malone BBC2 show

2:48pm Tuesday 26th November 2013

LEWISHAM's choir of NHS workers are back with a Christmas charity single following last year’s TV fame on Gareth Malone’s show The Choir: Sing While You Work.

Darent Valley Hospital helps people to discover their diabetes risk

News Shopper: Darent Valley Hospital has missed two targets for 2012 to 2013.

12:00pm Tuesday 26th November 2013

DARENT Valley Hospital has helped more than 50 people check their diabetes risk through a special event this month.

Lewisham and Greenwich councils at High Court for legal battle over Woolwich and Downham fire station closures

News Shopper: A protest held outside Downham Fire Station on August 27

10:31am Tuesday 26th November 2013

SEVEN councils including Lewisham and Greenwich are at the High Court today (November 26) for their legal battle against “flawed” cuts to the capital's fire service.

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