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Hospital 'first' opens in Milton Keynes

Justin Dealey

BBC Three Counties Radio

At 06:00 the new entrance to Milton Keynes Hospital was opened and I was lucky enough to be there.

It actually looks more like a hotel than a hospital and is rather magnificent.

Entrance to Milton Keynes Hospital
Milton Keynes Hospital

As you walk in you'll see a Costa Coffee and a Subway.

New entrance to Milton Keynes Hospital
Milton Keynes Hospital

I spoke to Robert Shaw, from the contractors, who told me it took five months to build, but the main building was actually put in place in just two days.

He's very proud of the work of his team and says the building is unique.

"There's not one in the UK like this, this is the first, and hopefully there will be a lot more," he said.

Kettering General Hospital 'fiddled' waiting time records

Matt Precey

BBC Look East

Thousands of patients were removed from a hospital's waiting lists in a bid to "fiddle" the system, it has been claimed.

Kettering General Hospital
BBC

David Phelan, a hospital trust governor, said it was "apparent" to him that "a systematic fiddling of the waiting list figures was taking place," and claims patients were removed from lists because national targets were being missed.

The hospital admits there had been "anomalies" and that a thorough review of data had been carried out.

Senior nurse, Joe O'Brien, at Stepping Hill hospital on the day of the Manchester attack

Senior nurse, Joe O'Brien, at Stepping Hill hospital on the day of the Manchester attack

Record attendance at hospital's A&E

People with minor illnesses or injuries are being asked to stay from Accident and Emergency at the Royal Stoke hospital after a record attendance on Monday.

The hospital says 484 people went to A&E yesterday and said it needs people to use minor injury units, so it can focus on those in a serious condition.

Royal Stoke hospital
BBC

Blood donors needed after Manchester Arena explosion

Press Association health correspondent says appeal goes out for blood donors:

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