Inquest opened into deaths of children and father

Andover Advertiser: Ben and Freya Pedersen, pictured with mum Erica

12:23pm Thursday 4th October 2012

An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the deaths of a father and his two children, who he stabbed to death before killing himself.

Heartfelt Christmas reunion

9:54am Monday 15th December 2008

A NEW exercise programme is available to heart patients at Andover War Memorial Hospital who have completed the phase III exercise group 'healthy hearts exercise' within the past six months.

Hospital tenders invited

4:50pm Thursday 4th December 2008

TENDERS will be invited in January for a new outpatients’ department at Andover War Memorial Hospital.

Shop offers help to stay independent

10:20am Saturday 22nd November 2008

A NEW shop aiming to keep Andover residents active was opened by Test Valley Mayor Brian Page recently.

Focus on safety and security

12:49pm Friday 7th November 2008

IMPROVING safety and security at Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust – which runs Andover and Winchester hospitals – will be the focus of this year’s Security Awareness Month (SAM) this month.

Shuttle bus 'excellent' say passengers

11:41am Wednesday 5th November 2008

FREE transport betw-een Andover and Win-chester is proving to be a real hit with passengers.

Partnership aiming to put patients first

10:10am Monday 27th October 2008

PUTTING patients first was the key message at an event to celebrate a new partnership at the Countess of Brecknock Hospice.

NHS Trust gets 'good' rating for healthcare

2:43pm Tuesday 21st October 2008

THE trust which runs Andover and Winchester hospitals has won a healthcare rating from ‘fair’ to ‘good’ in the Healthcare Commission results – but its financial rating has dropped to ‘weak’.

MRSA victory making headlines

12:21pm Monday 6th October 2008

WORK which has eradicated the MRSA superbug from wards in Andover and Winchester is making headlines around the healthcare world.

Back to the drawing board, eight times

11:18am Monday 6th October 2008

THE boss of Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare Trust has said the planned redevelopment of Andover War Memorial Hospital will be done right - because designers were sent back to the drawing board eight times.

NHS boss unhappy over downgrading

11:16am Monday 6th October 2008

HEALTH boss Martin Wakeley is very disappointed' over the news that the trust which runs Andover and Win-chester hospitals has been downgraded for its financial performance.

On course to meet 18 week deadline

10:15am Monday 6th October 2008

THE Trust which runs Andover and Winchester hospitals is on course to meet the 18 week waiting target.

NHS staff meeting four hour targets

Andover Advertiser: Consultants: Ari Pillai (left) and Chris Busittil joined in the summer.

3:27pm Monday 29th September 2008

THE HARD work of hospital staff in Andover and Winchester means the hospital has met its targets for emergency care.

Gift pays for one stop clinic

2:59pm Monday 29th September 2008

FEMALE patients can now have a diagnostic procedure in Andover instead of travelling to Winchester, thanks to funds from a former Andover sports and social club.

New look hospital with a wow factor

1:58pm Monday 29th September 2008

PLANS for a new, £3 million redevelopment of Andover War Memorial Hospital to bring it into the 21st century will give it a wow factor' for patients and visitors.

The sky's the limit says health boss

12:57pm Monday 29th September 2008

THE sky really is the limit' for Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust according to its chief executive Martin Wakeley speaking at its annual meeting last week.

Welcome return of day surgery

10:57am Monday 29th September 2008

GENERAL anaesthetic and day surgeries made a welcome return to Andover War Memorial Hospital for hand, knee and foot operations in January.

Health trust denies cardiac rehab claim

4:27pm Thursday 18th September 2008

ANDOVER'S local health trust has refuted claims from the British Heart Foundation which suggest that only 39 per cent of heart attack patients in Hampshire receive life- saving cardiac rehab following an attack.

Praise for hospital volunteers

1:50pm Wednesday 10th September 2008

ALMOST a year after his arrival as Winchester and Eastleigh NHS Trust chief executive, Martin Wakeley told Andover hospital volunteers the promises made a year ago in respect of Andover are being honoured.

Now wash your hands, please

4:13pm Friday 29th August 2008

PATIENTS and visitors to the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester will now be greeted on the wards by a friendly voice reminding them to wash their hands.

NICE decision on sight-saving drug welcome

10:14am Friday 29th August 2008

THE Andover-based Macular Disease Society has welcomed news that patients at risk of going blind will have their sight saved thanks to a decision by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

Bug-busting teams set to battle infections

11:45am Tuesday 19th August 2008

HAMPSHIRE Primary care Trust (PCT) has introduced a bug-busting team to do battle with bugs and infection across the county.

Award for health team

3:20pm Monday 11th August 2008

THE Community Mental Health Team for older people in Andover recently attended a Hampshire Partnership Trust award ceremony to receive an award for achievement from chief executive Nick Yeo.

Leading the way in breast cancer treatment

Andover Advertiser: Consultant surgeon: Mr Dick Rainsbury. He is proud to be involved.

10:52am Thursday 7th August 2008

BREAST cancer patients at Winchester hospital can now benefit from pioneering radiotherapy given during surgery to target and remove tumours.

Health chiefs spend £200,000 on upgrade

10:38am Thursday 31st July 2008

HEALTH bosses are spending £200,000 up-grading diagnostic facilities at Andover War Memorial Hosp-ital.

Hants GP practice services 'the best'

10:37am Thursday 31st July 2008

HAMPSHIRE'S GP practice services are the best in England, say patients.

Cash funding to help diabetics

9:54am Monday 23rd June 2008

GP surgeries in Andover and across Hampshire are to be funded to start treating people newly diagnosed with diabetes.

A&E to be housed in hospital's new wing

Andover Advertiser: Old-style: A ward in Butterfield Wing currently being used for storage.

5:02pm Wednesday 18th June 2008

WORK is coming on apace at the new Burrell Wing at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester.

Hospital shuttle service launched

Andover Advertiser: All aboard: Sir George Young MP takes the wheel of the new shuttle bus with NHS Trust chief executive Martin Wakeley.

3:38pm Tuesday 10th June 2008

THE new shuttle bus service between Andover and Winchester hospitals has been formally launched by North West Hampshire MP Sir George Young.

Raising foundation trust profile

3:44pm Monday 9th June 2008

HEALTH bosses are to work harder to raise awareness in Andover of plans to seek Foundation Trust status.

Now's the time to take action says NHS boss

3:43pm Friday 6th June 2008

ANDOVER hospital will have its own dedicated manager based on site, trust chief executive Martin Wakeley has said.

New £2m outpatients department by year end

2:54pm Monday 5th May 2008

ANDOVER War Memorial Hospital will have a brand new, £2 million outpatients department by the end of the year.

Training and development for NHS staff

2:29pm Thursday 1st May 2008

HOSPITAL staff in Andover and Winchester can hone their talents for a top job, or boost basic skills, thanks to new training and development schemes on offer.

Deserving pat on the back

Andover Advertiser: Thanks: Martin Wakeley (centre) chief executive of the Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust says thank you to the volunteers at Andover War Memorial Hospital, along with chairman Mike Gretton (left).

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2008

THEY help patients and hospital staff in dozens of ways - so volunteers at Andover War Memorial Hospital were given a firm pat on the back recently.

Hospital future revealed

12:25pm Tuesday 22nd April 2008

ANDOVER and Winchester hospitals will be throwing open their doors to show the public how they plan to invest in modernisation.

Thumbs down for 60-bed nursing home

12:06pm Thursday 10th April 2008

PLANS for a 60-bed nursing home in Stockbridge have been refused on the grounds that it's an undesirable development in the countryside'.

Special team make clean sweep

12:05pm Wednesday 9th April 2008

THE trust that runs Andover and Winchester hospitals has completed its deep clean programme and is just about to finish a major project to replace flooring.

Drinking risks highlighted

11:24am Thursday 27th March 2008

MEMBERS of the public are being offered the chance to win one of a variety of prizes including a Ferrari driving experience, VIP passes to top London attractions and a trial gliding lesson, through a joint campaign with Hampshire Constabulary, NHS South Central and Thames Valley Police.

Superbug outbreak tackled

2:17pm Monday 10th March 2008

HEALTH bosses have acted quickly to tackle an outbreak of the clostridium difficile superbug, which killed an elderly patient at Winchester hospital earlier this month.

NHS boss backed by SOS

1:39pm Wednesday 5th March 2008

THE organisation set up three year ago to save services at Andover hospital has thrown its weight behind the new trust boss.

Trust aims for fitter residents

11:18am Friday 29th February 2008

HAMPSHIRE Primary Care Trust (PCT) wants to add another year to the lives of people in the county by 2012.

Neonatal unit wins NHS boss' blessing

Andover Advertiser: The Royal Hampshire County Hospital: Its neonatal unit has won plaudits.

3:42pm Tuesday 12th February 2008

NHS top brass have given the thumbs up to neonatal services at the Royal Hampshire Cou-nty Hospital in Winchester.

NHS trust on target

12:07pm Monday 4th February 2008

LATEST figures from the Health Protection Agency show that the Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust is on target with infection control.

'We're aiming to be best,' says baby boss

Andover Advertiser: Head of midwifery: Janie Pearman. NOP

12:55pm Monday 28th January 2008

THE trust which runs Andover and Winch-ester hospitals narrowly missed out on a better performing' grade for its maternity service - but things are improving.

Hospital campaign backers thanked

10:52am Monday 21st January 2008

THE chairman of the trust which manages Andover and Winchester hospitals Trust has praised businesses and volunteers for supporting its 12 Days of Christmas campaign.

Money's tight admits NHS boss

2:21pm Friday 14th December 2007

FINANCES at the trust that runs Andover and Winchester hospitals are tight' - but the new chief executive still intends to make a surplus at the end of the year.

Cleaning up on superbugs

10:23am Tuesday 11th December 2007

WINCHESTER and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust is investigating the possibility of buying bug-busting technology from Ando-ver-based firm Bio-quell.

Just a year from foundation status

10:21am Tuesday 11th December 2007

THE health trust which runs Andover and Winchester hospitals is about 12 months away from winning foundation status.

'Patients come in to get better'

9:22am Tuesday 11th December 2007

PEOPLE go into hospital to get better not to catch a superbug.

Hospital gold only second in country

Andover Advertiser: Presentation: Dr Jerry Warr (centre) of Bournemouth University presents awards to the Practice Development Unit's  Paula Stockdale, Adi Phillips, Caroline Mathias, Chris Gijsbers and George Matthew.

8:24am Tuesday 11th December 2007

ANDOVER War Memorial Hospital is only the second hospital in the country to win a gold standard award as a Practical Development Unit.






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