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Brave boy hoping to be first in UK to survive double transplant operation, but it could lead to his death

Your Local Guardian:

11:16am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A seriously ill 10-year-old is facing up to the fact the next time the phone rings it could lead to him having a new lease of life or it could bring about the end.

Man climbs onto roof of mental health wing at Epsom Hospital

Your Local Guardian:

10:44am Friday 17th October 2014

A man climbed onto the roof of a mental health wing at Epsom Hospital yesterday.

Stem cells to be extracted at Croydon hospital in an NHS first

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

In an NHS first, stem cells from babies born in Croydon will be extracted so they can be used in life saving treatments, in a deal worth £2m to the hospital trust.

Charity ball in memory of boy who died after severe allergic reaction

Your Local Guardian:

3:50pm Monday 29th September 2014

A charity ball is being held in memory of a boy whose love of life was not dampened by asthma, allergies and arthritis.

Health writer Dr Max Pemberton among diverse speakers at Epsom Mental Health Week

Your Local Guardian:

1:12pm Monday 29th September 2014

Daily Telegraph columnist Dr Max Pemberton and Radio 4 contributor John Bell are two of the speakers appearing at Epsom Mental Health Week.

New community-based diabetes service to be launched in November

Your Local Guardian:

12:10pm Monday 29th September 2014

An innovative new diabetes service aimed at tackling the condition through greater support for patients in the community is to be launched in November.

General Medical Council scraps second inquiry into conduct of doctor who sent racist messages

Your Local Guardian: Ravi Sondhi

12:40pm Friday 29th August 2014

Health officials have decided to scrap a second inquiry into the conduct of a doctor who sent racist messages to staff and took £100,000 in "advances" from a GP service.

Parents fighting to get daughter home from hospital, 10 months after operation

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Parents of a seriously ill girl will never stop fighting to be allowed to bring their daughter home so her last memories are not of a hospital.

Croydon facing 'complex' health challenges, top doc says

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

With almost a quarter of children clinically obese, people in deprived areas dying nine years earlier than those in prosperous areas and sexually transmitted infections almost double the national average, Croydon has a lot of challenges, new health figures reveal.

Council says people should check on their neighbours as heatwave hits

Your Local Guardian: Brighton heatwave 2.JPG

12:40pm Thursday 17th July 2014

As temperatures look set to hit 30c today, the council has asked people to look out for their neighbours.

Surgeons criticise 'postcode lottery' and points system for hip replacements

Your Local Guardian: IVF hope for Ryedale women

10:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

The Royal College of Surgeons of England said the policy, overseen by GP health commissioners, could affect patients' quality of life and even the outcome of future surgery.

Heatwave alert issued as temperatures set to reach 29 degrees in London

Your Local Guardian: Use sunscreen: Watch those rays: Photo PA Photo/JupiterImages Corporation.

2:51pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

The Government's public health service has issued a heatwave warning as temperatures creep towards the 30 degrees Celsius mark in London and Surrey this week.

Health bosses promise to consult Mitcham residents about healthcare facility plan

Your Local Guardian:

11:21am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Remarks at a landmark moment in the re-development of Nelson Hospital site have led to a promise to consult Mitcham residents on similar plan.

Public health meeting will not have political bias, organisers claim

Your Local Guardian: Tom Brake with campaigners outside St Helier Hospital

12:10pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A public question and answer session on the future of St Helier hospital and healthcare in the area will not be politically influenced, organisers have said.

MP asks Health Secretary to keep Headley Court as medical centre

Your Local Guardian: Headley Court is the UK's leading rehabilitation centre for injured servicemen and women

10:47am Monday 14th July 2014

Headley Court’s MP is writing to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt ask for it to remain as a centre for medical rehabilitation after it is replaced by a £300m military complex in the Midlands in 2018.

A&E alternative at Croydon University Hospital is phone call away for seriously ill patients

Your Local Guardian:

5:30am Friday 11th July 2014

Fast tracked emergency treatment without having to go through accident and emergency is just a phone call away for seriously ill patients.

Happy couple give 80 years of service to Sutton and Epsom hospitals

Your Local Guardian:

2:00am Friday 11th July 2014

A husband and wife who work together at St Helier hospital have been honoured for 80 years' of service to local healthcare.

Thousands of patients may be left without GP surgery after new premises put up for sale

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

Exclusive: Thousands of patients could be left without a much-needed GP surgery because NHS bureaucrats have decided not to consider applications for new doctors' premises for more than a year now.

New Mitcham health facility plan revealed as Nelson Hospital roof is completed

Your Local Guardian:

5:30am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A landmark moment in the redevelopment of a Wimbledon hospital was marked by health bosses yesterday in a special ceremony where plans for a similar development in the middle of Mitcham were revealed.

Council calls on NHS to protect St Helier Hospital and improve community healthcare

Your Local Guardian: Epsom and St Helier Hospital has had a contract with Mitie since June 1

2:23pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

The council has reiterated its commitment to keeping St Helier hospital but wants to prevent people from having to go there unnecessarily.

Sewage leak in St George's Hospital maternity unit closes theatre

Your Local Guardian: Teenage pregnancies in the district have fallen

10:15am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A theatre in St George’s maternity unit has been closed for over a week after a sewage leak.

Concerns raised over "serious rift" between Sutton Council and GPs

Your Local Guardian: Blind Labour candidate Emily Brothers to take on Coalition Paul 'double act'

7:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A politician has expressed concern about a "serious rift" between the borough's doctors and its Liberal Democrat councillors.

Innovative ultrasound equipment donated to Epsom Hospital

Your Local Guardian:

3:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

State-of-the-art equipment to help diagnose women’s clinical problems has been donated to Epsom Hospital.

Hospital cleaners threaten walkout after receiving no wages for a week

Your Local Guardian: Epsom and St Helier Hospital has had a contract with Mitie since June 1

4:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

Hospital contract staff  were on the brink of a walkout last week, after their employer failed to pay them on time.

New consultant midwife at Epsom and St Helier hospitals

Your Local Guardian: Marion Louki is the new consultant midwife at Epsom and St Helier hospitals

5:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

A new consultant midwife who wants to encourage more women to give birth naturally has been appointed to Epsom and St Helier hospitals.

Wandsworth GPs advise on how to stop people falling over

Your Local Guardian: Passing A&E doctor helps at Apperley Bridge crash

11:00am Thursday 19th June 2014

GPs in charge of Wandsworth’s healthcare want people to know how to prevent someone elderly falling over.

Springfield Hospital receives glowing CQC review

Your Local Guardian:

5:20am Thursday 19th June 2014

A mental hospital serving people across south west London has received a glowing review from a health watchdog.

Channel 4 filming 24 Hours in A&E at St George's Hospital

Your Local Guardian: The previous series was filmed at King's College Hospital

2:41pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

Channel 4’s nail-biting documentary series 24 Hours in A&E is currently being filmed at St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

Racist message doctor is fit to practise, tribunal rules

Your Local Guardian: Ravi Sondhi

10:33am Wednesday 18th June 2014

A doctor who sent racist messages to staff and took £100,000 from the out-of-hours GP service he ran is fit to practise, a tribunal has ruled.

Sutton drug and alcohol services second best in the UK

Your Local Guardian: SUTT YELL Sutton drug and alcohol services second best in the UK

3:10am Thursday 12th June 2014

Sutton’s drug treatment service is the second most effective in the UK.

Doctors rally to support health boss after council leader calls for him to resign

Your Local Guardian: Dr Howard Freeman - Chair of the Merton Clinical Commissioning Group

4:30pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

Councillor Stephen Alambritis stands by calls for Dr Freeman to quit after outpouring of support.

Task force to fight female genital mutilation in Wandsworth

Your Local Guardian: Photo by Amnon s (Amnon Shavit)

2:00pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

A task force drawn from communities across the borough is to be established to fight the tradition of female genital mutilation.

Merton health boss must resign over SW London cuts plan, demands council leader

Your Local Guardian:

5:40pm Friday 6th June 2014

Council leader Stephen Alambritis has called for Dr Howard Freeman to resign over five year strategy after a meeting today.

Nurses protest outside St George's Hospital after Government refuses payrise

Your Local Guardian: Some of the signs read: "What is we can't afford to nurse?"

12:30pm Friday 6th June 2014

A crowd of nurses gathered outside St George’s Hospital to protest against the Government’s refusal to increase NHS staff pay.

Leading Royal Marsden researchers reveal future of cancer treatment

Your Local Guardian: The Royal Marsden Hospital

1:17pm Friday 6th June 2014

Leading researchers from the Sutton-based Royal Marsden Hospital and the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) have presented groundbreaking ideas on the future of cancer treatment.

Report: Black and minority groups suffer more from mental health due to deprivation

Your Local Guardian: MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES:  “Every suicide is a unique tragedy with a terrible effect on families.”

2:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

People from black and minority backgrounds in south west London suffer disproportionately from mental health problems because of deprivation and discrimination, a report has revealed.

Half billion pound NHS cuts in southwest London branded 'unachievable'

Your Local Guardian: St Helier Hospital in Carshalton

9:19am Thursday 5th June 2014

Plans to save nearly half a billion pounds across south west London has been dubbed 'unachievable' by health service regulators.

Warning to avoid toxic caterpillars during peak nesting time

Your Local Guardian: OPM on a tree, (pic by Dave Williams)

11:55am Wednesday 4th June 2014

Toxic caterpillar nests should be avoided by people and their pets as the pests enter their peak nesting season this month, authorities have warned.

'Fresh approach needed' to tackle Croydon's obesity crisis

Your Local Guardian: Losing weight was number 3 on the list

11:30am Wednesday 4th June 2014

A fresh approach to obesity is needed after a decade of failure to tackle the epidemic, a report has concluded.

Croydon hospital suppressed safety concerns after patient death, claims doctor

Your Local Guardian: Croydon University Hospital

11:00am Wednesday 4th June 2014

A senior cardiologist fired from his job at Croydon University Hospital after raising concerns about patient safety has alleged he was victimised for blowing the whistle on staffing shortages, inadequate equipment and bullying.

Diabetic people can get help from group launched in Ewell

Your Local Guardian: Diabetic people can get help from group launched in Ewell

3:00am Wednesday 4th June 2014

Diabetic residents can now access information and support from a new Diabetes UK group for Surrey Downs, which was launched in Ewell on May 28.

Mother of boy with rare disorder leads nine mile trek to Purley

Your Local Guardian: Everyone enjoyed the fundraising event for A-T Society

1:05pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

It was all aboard the fundraising bus for walkers on a mission to raise awareness of a boy’s rare genetic condition and help find a cure.

DJ holds 24-hour fundraising event for St George's Hospital

Your Local Guardian: Chris Cain from Fulham

5:00am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

A DJ is holding a 24-hour fundraising event for the hospital which saved his life.

Dementia support groups hope for 'domino effect' in Sutton

Your Local Guardian: Changes are afoot: Gander Green Lane is undergoing changes over the summer

5:00am Saturday 31st May 2014

Free dementia workshops that took place across Sutton have helped over 20 families.

Patient kills self on mental health hospital ward

Your Local Guardian:

3:08pm Thursday 29th May 2014

Exclusive: An investigation has been launched after a patient killed themselves in a hospital ward.

Broadcaster John Humphrys praises Merton Dementia hub

Your Local Guardian: John Humphrys with Grace Pereira, Raj Shah and Dereyk Pereira

3:44pm Thursday 29th May 2014

The two part interview with service users in Mitcham will air today and tomorrow.

Brave little boy who nearly died after adventure playground collapse hails new ambulance helipad

Your Local Guardian: Harvey and his mum Faye

11:00am Thursday 29th May 2014

A brave little boy who nearly died after a wooden pole fell on his head met Boris Johnson today at the official opening of a helipad which saved his life.

Official launch of St George's helipad today

Your Local Guardian:

9:46am Thursday 29th May 2014

Today is the official opening of the life-saving helipad on the roof of St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

Why did mum suffer two broken legs during her stay in hospital?

Your Local Guardian: 87-year-old Joyce Wadey remains in hospital

9:00am Thursday 29th May 2014

A family is demanding answers after an elderly woman who was admitted to St Helier hospital suffered two broken legs in an as-yet unexplained incident.

Nurses to protest outside St George’s Hospital over pay

Your Local Guardian: St George's Hospital

6:00am Thursday 29th May 2014

Nurses will gather outside St George’s Hospital to protest against the Government’s refusal to increase pay for NHS staff.



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