Latest Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust Stories

2008-08-24 00:00:33

Pensioner Ray Stuart says he's the victim of an NHS postcode lottery which could lead to the loss of his sight. The 71-year-old has age-related macular degeneration and his friends have rallied round to pay for the drugs the NHS isn't supplying.

2008-06-26 00:02:41

By Phil Skelton Health reporter Gloucestershire is one of the healthiest places in Britain. Figures released by the Department of Health show people in the county live longer and are less likely to die from heart disease, strokes and cancer.

Word of the Day
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.