Category: A&E

Reports on accidents and other local emergencies

Local Dr brings life-changing eye surgery to Africa

Mercy Ships from Eastleigh News on Vimeo. A Southampton eye specialist has told Eastleigh News about his work on board a charity funded hospital ship as part of World Sight day. Every year Richard Newsom – a consultant ophthalmologist at Southampton General hospital – gives up two weeks of his leave to sail to the…

New Police and Fire service HQ to boost town

Hampshire Constabualry will be moving 100 police officers and support staff into the Hampshire Fire and Rescue HQ on Leigh Rd and will share the facility with the fire and rescue service to form a new strategic police and fire service HQ, the first of its kind in the country. The move which it is…

Botley gets public defibrillators

Two cardiac defibrillators just installed at Botley can be accessed by the public in an emergency at any time The first of two Botley Parish Council funded ‘community Public Access Defibrillators’ (cPADs) is now ‘live’ at The Botley Centre and listed with the 999 emergency services. Hundreds of people use the site every week for…

Local Health Chief in public focus event

Eastleigh folk will get a chance to question a local health chief and listen to a talk by a specialist in the treatment of blood clots and heamophilia during a “Health Focus Event” at Fleming Park next week Health Focus events are an opportunity for the local community to meet and ask questions of the…

Hampshire firefighters in Balkan rescue mission

Two Hampshire firefighters have flown to the Balkans to assist with a pan-European relief effort after parts of the region suffered the worst flooding in their history. States of emergency have been declared in areas of Serbia and Bosnia, with rivers bursting banks and landslides burying homes. Three people are known to have died so…

Chief Fire Officer to retire

  After ten years at the helm of Hampshire’s Fire and Rescue Service Chief Officer John Bonney has announced he will be retiring at the end of the year. Mr. Bonney, who has been with HFRS for 13 years, announced this week to the organization’s 1,800 staff that he will step down on 31 December…

Broken glass found in store’s kids comics

  Local shops were alerted to a potential glass hazard when part of a broken bottle was discovered among the kids comics at Tesco Express on Twyford Road early this morning. Local mum Lesley Ferguson spotted the danger before her toddler could get near it and reported it to the duty manager. The Allbrook resident…

Seriously ill may have further to travel

Seriously ill patients from Eastleigh, suffering from acute medical emergencies like stroke or heart attack, will have to travel further for treatment in future under proposals being considered by Hampshire Hospitals the Chief Executive has confirmed. Plans are being drawn up to relocate major trauma services away from the Royal Hants County Hospital in Winchester…

Firefighters set to strike again

The Fire Brigades Union has announced a further series of strikes in protest to proposed changes to their pensions after talks with government and employers failed to produce a breakthrough. English and Welsh firefighters will strike on: – Friday 2 May, between noon and 5pm – Saturday 3 May, between 2pm and 2am – Sunday…

Air ambulance called to Allbrook Way crash

The Air Ambulance was called today to a crash on Allbrook Way, the A335 link road between Junction 12 on the M3 and Twyford Road. Several vehicles were involved in the incident which occurred at 12.15 and five persons were injured with two trapped in their vehicles. The busy route was closed to traffic in…

Woman dies after West End crash

A woman has died following a crash in West End earlier this morning. The 50 year-old woman was riding a Yamaha 900 motorbike when it crashed with a grey Vauxhall Insigna at the junction of Southern Road and Moorhill Road at about 8.45 am. The woman was rushed to Southampton General Hospital with serious injuries…

Monks Brook bursts it’s banks

  Monks Brook has burst it’s banks and inundated Fleming Park as continuing rain keeps Eastleigh on Flood alert. Eastleigh Police have warned drivers to avoid driving tonight (Friday 14 February) due to large  number of fallen trees brought down by strong  winds. The latest Environment Agency warning is as follows: Water levels in the…

Eastleigh back on flood alert

The Environment Agency has contacted householders in Bishopstoke and Eastleigh this evening warning them: “Flooding is expected. Take immediate action” Continued heavy rain has exacerbated already precariously high river levels at Bishopstoke. Yesterday Allbrook Hill was closed due to flooding at the Railway Arch and the playing fields at Bishopstoke and land at Brambridge and…

EASTLEIGH ON FLOOD ALERT

    Homes in Eastleigh are in danger of flooding this morning following persistent overnight rain which is expected to continue throughout the day the Environment Agency has warned. The agency has put a red alert in place which reaches along the River Itchen from Bishopstoke to Shawford urging nearby householders and businesses to take…

Care for yourself, say the BMA

A new poster campaign aimed at helping patients get the help they need this winter has been launched by the British Medical Association. The posters, distributed to all GP practices across the South West encourages patients to self-care , for example when suffering from colds or sore throat, rather than visiting their local GP or…