NHS cuts hit fertility treatments
The local NHS has angered patients by restricting its criteria for IVF eligibility, at the same time as privatising Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine.
Infertility treatments to be halved under new plans
As central government steps in to drastically cut healthcare in the Bristol region, infertility treatments are set to be halved to save a paltry £1m...
The News in Brief: Cuts, and consultations about cuts
The News in Brief section of this edition's paper was dedicated almost entirely to the upcoming cuts to council services, which are out to consultation. The latest round looks to shave a few million pounds from support services to people with physical or mental health issues, the public toilets and the closure of half of the city's libraries. In addition, more news from the National Health Service and Bristol's housing developments.
Surprise announcement of A&E overnight closure in Weston
The shock announcement of the temporary overnight closure of Weston General Hospital’s emergency department comes in the wake of a graphic Care Quality Commission report,...
Weston wins ‘Top Hospital’ award despite second worst A&E in the UK
Weston General Hospital has been struggling to keep pace for years, which is why it was such a surprise to see it winning a ‘Top...
The results are in: Labour wins big in Bristol
Hopes for a Conservative surge in Bristol were trashed on Thursday night, with all four of the core constituencies now held by Labour. Even Bristol...
Is the Bristol mental health sector healthy?
Mental wellbeing is finally getting recognised as being as important as physical health. Squeezed budgets mean progress isn’t easy, but there are positive steps being taken in Bristol.
Metro mayor: Is Bristol ready for devolution?
We have voted for devolution and with it comes a new leadership role. But what is a metro mayor and who is in the running to be ours?
The NHS is in ‘a desperate state’, can it be saved?
This long-read on the NHS looks at how our local NHS services are doing, and the latest news on the the ‘plan’ to save the...
No more National Health Service
Sustainability and transformation plans are the Department of Health’s latest scheme to try to prevent the NHS slamming into the brick wall it’s accelerating towards. But are they going to work?
Our 2016 favourites: Cable voices
A couple of the most interesting voices that the Cable has published in 2016.