Young children in Scarborough had rotting teeth removed in hospital dozens of times last year, figures show - and all were as a result of preventable tooth decay. The Royal College of Surgeons called the figures “horrifying” while health experts are urging parents to cut down their children’s sugar intake.Children aged 10 and under in Scarborough had teeth removed in hospital 75 times between April 2017 and March 2018, according to the latest NHS data.That gives a rate of 616 such procedures per 100,000 population. Across England, the rate is 425 per 100,000.Professor Michael Escudier, from the RCS, said: “Tens of thousands of young children are having to go through the distressing experience of having their teeth removed under general anaesthetic for a problem that is 90% avoidable.”Children in parts of Yorkshire and the North West were the worst affected, according to the British Dental Association, with Doncaster having the highest extraction rate at … [Read more...] about Scarborough children had rotting teeth removed in hospital dozens of times last year
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Hospital rooms exceeded their safe capacity at the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust between October and December, new figures show. Doctors say this winter has put more strain than usual on the NHS, warning that high bed occupation rates could lead to operations being cancelled.NHS England data shows that, on average, 914 out of 999 beds were occupied during the period. It is a rate of 91%, above the threshold of 85%, when patient safety is considered to be compromised.It is higher than five years earlier, when bed occupancy reached 89%.Health bodies said the overnight numbers may underestimate the reality, because the count is taken at midnight, not the busiest time in a hospital.The data covers patients under the care of a consultant, but excludes critical care cases and those being attended by nurses. Cots for babies are also excluded.Most of the beds in the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, 949, were reserved for patients with general and acute illnesses, such … [Read more...] about Crowded rooms exceeded safe capacity at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
The Scarborough surgeon who was found to have used foul language and inappropriate behaviour towards patients and staff had already been given a final warning by bosses. The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service has found that Dr Serban Ioan Gheorghiu's fitness to practise is impaired because of his misconduct. Sanctions against him will be announced at a later date.The Scarborough News approached the doctor at his home yesterday but he declined the opportunity to comment on the allegations.Evidence presented to the tribunal shows that he was given a final written warning from the trust which runs Scarborough Hospital in December 2012 for inappropriate behaviour, similar to that in the current case.This was extended in February 2013 after he used inappropriate language towards a female member of staff. This Trust warning lapsed in May 2015.Dr Gheorghiu was subject to a disciplinary hearing at the trust in January 2016 as a result of allegations of further inappropriate behaviour which … [Read more...] about Scarborough Hospital doctor had been given a number of warnings
THE Prince of Wales turns 70 today – and to mark the occasion he will celebrate alongside inspirational Sun readers also reaching this landmark birthday. From fundraisers to football coaches, we are honouring Britain’s most deserving people at this birthday party like no other. We asked for nominees who have brightened up the lives of others and who, like Prince Charles, were born in 1948. Today the super 70 – including Age UK volunteer Eileen Thomson, inset top, who also met Charles in 1982, above – will attend an exclusive tea party at posh Spencer House, in central London. Prince Charles – joined by the Duchess of Cornwall – will be guest of honour at our exclusive bash. We profile the winners of this special birthday honour. ‘Meeting Charles? Things like this don’t happen to people like me’ WOMEN’S Institute group treasurer Kathleen Jowett visits elderly villagers with food she has rustled up for them in her kitchen. … [Read more...] about Our inspirational readers celebrating their 70th birthday alongside Prince Charles over tea
Scarborough Hospital will face “challenges” to maintain a 24-hour surgical rota in the coming months, the health trust says. Two surgeons will be leaving the hospital in the “near future” and there will be “challenges” to maintain a 24-hour surgical rota on the Yorkshire Coast.The rota provides around-the-clock cover in case a patient at the hospital requires immediate general surgery. A healthcare worker in the area, who asked to remain anonymous, claims: “This has massive implications for the local population. “They could find themselves without a surgeon within 45 miles of Scarborough, able to operate in an emergency. “This could lead to deaths. If we don’t have surgeons then we stand to lose accident and emergency, and many operations currently done at Scarborough.”The York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospitals in Scarborough, Bridlington and York, is working to maintain the availability of … [Read more...] about Is 24-hour surgery to end in Scarborough?