Weekend surgery has no impact on death risk, study shows

Day of the week did not affect the survival chances of people undergoing emergency surgery, research in Scotland has found. The findings challenge the results of previous studies, which had suggested that those who undergo elective surgery at the end of the week are at a greater risk of dying.

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Break for cake as care group celebrates Nurses' Day

PRACTICING and retired nurses reflected on their careers as a family owned care home operator celebrated Nurses’ Day.
Nursing staff at all 20 Colten Care homes in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Sussex shared their thoughts with residents and visitors over homemade cakes baked specially for the occasion by the company’s chefs.
Each nurse also received an individual greeting card from their home manager.
Chef Lorna Parsons is pictured presenting the Nurses’ Day cake in the garden at Colten Care’s Amberwood House in Ferndown. Seated is resident and former nurse Pamela Daymond. With them are, from left, activities organiser Jan Burns dressed as Florence Nightingale, and nursing colleagues Andrea Varga, Natasha Greenwood and Nicky Wildeman.

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New owner for Burnham-on-Sea care home

SPECIALIST business property adviser Christie & Co has brokered the sale of Broughton Lodge Care Home in Burnham-on-Sea.
The business was sold on behalf of retiring owners, Mike and Mandy Matthews to an established operator of similar sized homes from the South East, Dharm Patel.
Mike and Mandy were owner-operators of the home and decided to retire due to health reasons and to enable them to spend more time overseas with their family.
Broughton Lodge was significantly upgraded and improved during their ownership to include a two-storey extension with the recent addition of further bedrooms on the top floor taking the total to 18.

Source:New owner for Burnham-on-Sea care home

Banking help for care home owners

Specialist banking firm, Butterworths Solicitors, is going from strength to strength reclaiming hundreds of thousands of pounds for care home owners caught up in yet another banking scandal.
As the fixed rate loan mis-selling saga rumbles on, Butterworths Solicitors Commercial Development and Marketing Manager, Vikki Todd, tells us how they are helping struggling owners to get a grip on their businesses. Vikki tells us ‘this is a real problem for the care home owning community. We are challenging extortionate breakage fees and unwarranted interest charges levied by the banks such as the Clydesdale, Yorkshire, Lloyds and RBS on a daily basis in a bid to provide vital cash flow lifelines to struggling businesses’.
As part of the banking service analysis, Butterworths carry out a thorough review of all business finance and supplier agreements with a view to negotiating more flexible and generous repayment terms.
For a free, no obligation consultation contact Vikki Todd on 0191 482 1152 or email banking@butterworths-solicitors.co.uk

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Cause of thrombosis in patients with malignant brain tumors discovered

Patients with malignant brain tumors have an increased risk of thrombosis. Up until now, researchers have not understood the mechanisms behind this. Now an interdisciplinary study has now shown for the first time that a special protein called podoplanin is involved in the development of thromboses that form on the surface of tumor cells. 

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