Becky Romero’s family: “Our children deserve better than this”
Family of teenager failed by Bristol’s mental health service demand more funding for the sector.
NHS land sold off for housing that nurses can’t afford
Public land is being sold to developers – but the vast majority will be unaffordable for key workers.
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...
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...
Local NHS staff resist plans to charge migrants for healthcare
Health workers claim cuts and privitisation threaten NHS, not migrants – and they’re not willing to act as ‘border guards’.
Perinatal mental health in Bristol
Are we failing to protect the mental health of pregnant women and new mums?
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.
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?
The NHS is on its knees
Our health service is in crisis, but what’s causing it? With such a colossal organisation there is no single answer, just death by a thousand cuts...