October 28, 1997 |
Hidden video cameras caught parents kicking, punching, slapping and trying to suffocate children who were already in the hospital for injuries from suspected child abuse, researchers said. The tapes, made by doctors at two hospitals, also show abusive parents often switching to loving behavior the moment nurses walk in. A report on the tapes is in the November issue of Pediatrics, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
April 7, 1995 |
The growing practice in British hospitals of placing patients in co-ed wards has come under increasing criticism. "For women, particularly older ones, being treated in a mixed-sex ward can be a very unsettling experience, very embarrassing," said Gyneth Donovan, an official with Women's Health, a private organization that advises female patients. "The lack of privacy, the need for bedpans, can lead to humiliation for patients in a mixed ward," she added. "And not just for women.
October 22, 1990 |
Fire swept through a wing of Hammersmith Hospital on Sunday, destroying five years of research on muscle disorders and causing damage estimated at more than $1 million, officials said.
February 1, 1989 |
Britain's Conservative government on Tuesday unveiled the most radical shake-up of the country's cradle-to-grave National Health Service in its 40-year history. A 100-page draft law, known as a white paper, was presented to Parliament by Health Secretary Kenneth Clarke. It is aimed at giving greater flexibility to hospitals and doctors and, for patients, a wider choice of treatment and physician.
September 1, 1987
Nu-Med, a chain of hospitals headquartered in Encino, said it has completed the sale of two hospitals in England for an undisclosed amount of cash and notes.
December 10, 1985
Nu-Med, an Encino-based hospital chain, has signed a final agreement to acquire a 72-bed general care hospital in Wimbledon, England, for an undisclosed amount of cash. Parkside Hospital, which was built two years ago, will be Nu-Med's second hospital in Britain. In July, the company purchased Holly House Hospital, a 60-bed general care facility near London. Nu-Med operates 15 other general care hospitals in the United States with a total of 1,594 beds.