Latest Arrowe Park Stories

2008-09-05 18:00:26

A FATHER accused of seriously injuring his three-week-old son has made his first appearance at Liverpool crown court. Dean Hodkinson, 20, is alleged to have caused his new-born son grievous bodily harm. The baby was taken to Arrowe Park hospital by his parents on August 9 with serious injuries. He was taken to intensive care, before being transferred to the Royal Manchester children's hospital. The court heard the child's future health is still uncertain. Hodkinson, who lives...

2008-08-19 18:00:43

MAGISTRATES yesterday remanded a 20-year-old man in custody on charges of committing grievous bodily harm to a three-week-old boy. Dean Hodkinson, of no fixed abode, who is charged with a Section 18 assault on the baby boy, appeared at Wirral Magistrates Court. It is understood the baby, from Wallasey, had a cracked skull, broken collarbone and bruised spine when he was taken into Arrowe Park hospital on Sunday, August 11. He was transferred to the Royal Manchester Children's...

2008-08-14 00:00:44

POLICE have arrested the parents and grandparents of a baby admitted to hospital with serious but "unexplained" injuries. It is understood the three-week-old boy had a cracked skull, broken collarbone and bruised spine when he was taken into Arrowe Park hospital on Sunday by his parents. The little boy was immediately admitted to intensive care. Police were informed and officers arrested the baby's 20-year- old father and 18-year-old mother, from Wallasey, at the hospital. They...

2008-08-06 18:00:38

PLANS for a walk-in centre at a Merseyside hospital are being developed. The news comes after Ben Chapman MP presented a petition to parliament asking Wirral primary care trust to provide a walk-in centre and minor injuries unit for patients at Clatterbridge hospital. Mr Chapman, who represents Wirral South, said: "My constituents have been left frustrated by the existence of similar facilities at Arrowe Park and Victoria Central in Upton and Wallasey respectively. "They face the...

2008-07-19 18:00:00

By KEVIN CORE ACHILD starved of oxygen in his mother's womb has won a large compensation pay-out from the hospital that failed him. Seven-year-old Stephen Loraine, of Rock Ferry, needs 24-hour care after doctors atWirral's Arrowe Park hospital sent his mother home following a scan in August 2000. If they had seen records of Pauline Loraine's previous four births, they would have realised she had a "fibroid" in her womb and endured a previous breech delivery. But they were not shown the,...

2008-07-01 09:01:10

A MERSEYSIDE hospital trust's healthy eating project scooped first prize at the prestigious Food Northwest Awards 2008. The team - which provides meals for patients, visitors and staff at both Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge hospitals - won the award for the Healthy Eating Agenda from a shortlist of three. Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust was the only public sector organisation to take part. Its Healthy Choices project is tackling poor diet and obesity and the...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'