Latest Fazakerley Stories

2008-10-10 18:00:35

HILL walker Doug Smith took on Everest just 18 months after a cancer operation. The 66-year-old, who is originally from Kirkby, headed to the Himalayas 18 months after eight hours of keyhole surgery to remove his oesophagus at Fazakerley hospital. He said: "I have always wanted to do something different and Everest was certainly that. We were all ages and nationalities - they called me 'Grandad', but I had no problems with altitude. "It took us 12 days to trek to Kala Pattha, (the...

2008-08-27 18:00:55

AN appeal has been launched to trace the family and friends of a Merseyside man. Anthony Schofield, 73, of Eastfield Walk, Kirkby, died on ward 21 at Fazakerley hospital on August 18. Mr Schofield lived alone. Anyone who knows who his next of kin is or has any information about their whereabouts is asked to contact the hospital's general office on 0151-529 3458. (c) 2008 Liverpool Echo. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-29 18:00:51

By BEN ROSSINGTON AN HIV positive drug addict who threatened to stab security guards with a syringe has been banned from a Liverpool hospital. Peter Hargreaves, 37, plagued Fazakerley hospital for more than 10 years. High on drugs, he would wander in and wreak havoc, abusing and attacking nurses and putting members of the public in fear. He would book himself in to A&E without needing help and then wander around wards. But yesterday, at Liverpool magistrates' court,...

2008-07-26 18:00:35

MOORS murderer Ian Brady spent four hours in a Liverpool hospital after complaining of being unwell. Brady, 70, who was jailed alongside Myra Hindley in 1966 for murdering five children, was seen by doctors at Aintree Hospital. Merseycare NHS Trust, which runs Liverpool's high security Ashworth Hospital where Brady is incarcerated, would not disclose the nature of his illness. A spokeswoman said: "Ian Brady, a patient at Ashworth Hospital, complained of feeling unwell. "As a...

2008-06-20 18:00:38

By HELEN HUNT; NICK COLIGAN MEDICS want to create a world class cancer treatment centre in the heart of Liverpool. The multi-million pound facility would allow patients to receive chemotherapy and radiotherapy in central liverpool, close to the University of Liverpool Cancer Research Centre, rather than having to travel toWirral. The proposal is still at an early stage and hinges on a wide ranging review of cancer services due in the autumn. But top doctors believe a change to the...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'