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I'm Sally Taylor and welcome to South Today.
An inquest into the tragic tale of Marion Munns who fell
The ?10 billion problem, the hidden healthcare crisis
which is wrecking lives and threatening
Five weeks, you could have lost a leg by then.
Into a tail-spin, shock tod`y as this air woman is strippdd
of an award amid claims she used a co-pilot
And party like it is the 60s, the old rockers who are touring
the venues they first visitdd more than half a century ago.
Southern Health, the troubldd NHS trust criticised for failing
to investigate hundreds of deaths of mental health patients,
faced new questions today as an inquest began into thd death
Her family says Marion Munns was becoming increasingly dhstressed
but did not receive the support expected from the trust.
Eventually, she fled her hole and fell to her death
Our Health Correspondent David Fenton is at Southern Health's
David, it's clear, isn't it, that Mrs Munns was very ill indeed?
She was, Sally. She had depression and psychosis and this really was
the story of a woman becoming progressively more and more ill
whose family could see that and were worried by it, but whose doctors
were being told by Mrs Munns that she was OK when clearly she was far
from it. Over four months last year,
Marion Munns behaviour becale But when she saw Southern Hdalth
doctors, she said everything Her daughter Kim told the inquest
one psychiatrist offered to assess Mrs Munns,
but only over the phone Giving evidence at the inqudst
the family said there had bden no plan of care for Mrs Munns
and they they had been existing week by week as her behaviour became more
and more erratic and worrying. On the night of 12th Novembdr,
Mrs Munns became so agitated at home she had to be pinned to the ground
while her family called But she escaped and
fled into the night. Mrs Munns went to this bridge over
the M27 and then fell The pathologist said she wotld have
died immediately from Blood tests showed she had not taken
any of her antipsychotic. medication for the last
five or six days. David, the inquest heard evhdence of
the trust failing to help the family on the night that Mrs Munns died?
Well, that's right. The famhly called Mrs Munns' care workdr on the
night she died only to be told the office was closing because ht was
5pm. That care worker will be giving evidence at the inquest tomorrow
along with psychiatrists and other Southern Health staff and it is
fairly clear, I think, that the family's legal team are going to be
cross-examining them on those very issues. Sally, the inquest hn
Winchester resumes tomorrow. David, thank you very much.
It costs an incredible 10% of the NHS' entire budget,
a whopping ten billion pounds every year.
And the issue of diabetes is a growing problem
across the region, with somd areas on the south coast amongst the worst
hit in the country for diabdtes related amputations.
There are 158,000 people with diabetes in the Hampshhre,
Gosport is now the seventh worst area in the country for diabetes
South East Hampshire has the sixth worst figures.
And Southampton now has the fifth worst figures in the countrx
with more than four amputees for every thousand
When diabetic Mark Burden from Dorset noticed a small
black mark on his toe, he visited his local A
I was told to go away and m`ke an appointment to see the dhabetic
foot clinic which we did as soon as it was open and by that
time it was probably already too late.
It was already becoming a big problem.
Despite a year on antibiotics, and an arterial bypass,
Mark's leg couldn't be saved and had to be amputated.
It had got to the point where I wanted it because I had been
in hospital for so long, having little bits of my tod and my
foot cut about that the ampttation was the most comfortable
and quickest option to get le back out of the hospital
All diabetics like Mark shotld get regular foot checks,
but campaign groups say this isn't happening.
We know that about 20% of people haven't had
A further 1% haven't been asked to take their shoes and socks off
If you don't understand your risk, you can't do anything about it.
Dorset Healthcare Universitx NHS Foundation Trust said high-risk
patients were seen when clinically appropriate which usually mdans
Five weeks, you could already have lost a leg by then.
Their system doesn't work for me and I pressume a lot
Earlier this afternoon I had the chance to have a longer
chat with Jill Steaton, from Diabetes UK, and I started
by asking her why a comparatively affluent area, like the south coast,
should have such high figurds for diabetes-related amputations?
Well, it is probably quite complex because amputations are performed
because people have poor control of their diabetes over
We need to make sure that pdople with diabetes are given the support
to manage their diabetes so they don't develop complhcations
in the first place, but if they do get problems,
we need to make sure that the right things are in place.
We need to make sure that pdople are having their annual foot checks
and they are given the right advice based on that.
If they have got problems they should be referred to foot
protection teams and to multidisciplinary foot care teams
and we know a number of places have been slow to put those
foot protections teams and multidiscipline foot care
When you go to see a doctor, you would expect that.
Is this down to doctors not checking people properly?
Or is it down to people's lhfestyles because there are two
Everyone with diabetes should have their feet checked
If they have got problems, they go more than that.
It is usually a practise nurse who is doing that foot check.
We know that a number of people who go to have their feet checked
don't get asked to take thehr shoes and socks off and get asked how
They need to have their foot looked at and their nerves tested
and their pulses checked and to make sure everything is working `ll right
and if it is not working all right, they need to be referred
to a specialist team as quickly as possible to get the care
they need and sometimes those foot teams are not in place.
So at Diabetes UK, are you concerned at what the figures show?
It's always worrying when fhgures increasing and amputation r`tes
are rising in some areas and people with diabetes are rising
which is also going to incrdase the number of amputations so yes,
it is very worrying that we have this problem.
What we need to do is make sure that the NHS services,
a clinical commissioning groups who commission services makd sure
that they don't get complacdnt about some figures improving
and actually really invest in future.
There's more on this on Inshde Out on BBC One tonight at 7.30pl.
There is a key vote this evdning on proposals for three
of the biggest councils along the Solent to join forces.
Portsmouth and Southampton have already said they want
to have a combined authoritx which would have its
Last week the Isle of Wight council narrowly rejected the plan,
but the final decision rests with the Executive which has
Later on South Today, success for British Athletes
as thousands took to the streets of Portsmouth in the Great South
She became the poster girl for female aviators everywhdre.
Tracey Curtis-Taylor, who dubbed herself the "Bird
in a Biplane", was lauded for her solo trip from Cape Town
Later, she flew from Farnborough, in Hampshire, to Sydney,
But she has been stripped of an award for her Cape Town
flight in a row over whether she used a co-pilot
She is one of the most celebrated women in aviation who traversed the
globe in this open cockpit by plane. Now one of Tracey Curtis-Taxlor s
previous expeditions is unddr a cloud. Three years ago she flew
10,000 miles across Africa supposedly alone. But this weekend,
the light aircraft associathon confirmed members voted to rescind a
prestigious trophy for solo flying. The row began after a key tdam
member Sam Rutherford claimdd Tracey Curtis-Taylor only flew a slall part
of the journey solo. He told the BBC that on that basis, he had `dvised
her not to accept awards, btt was ignored. Tracey Curtis-Taylor is a
celebrated aviation, who was emulating Lady Mayor's crossing of
Africa. She was uncontactable today, but says:
But in the uncompromising aviation world, definitions tend to be set in
stone. Solo means what it s`ys. You are the only person in the cockpit.
If the flight is half an hotr, and you're the only person in there
that's solo. Equally, sever`l thousand hours flying around the
world is also solo. Floss ldgal minimum to call it solo. Thd legal
definition means that you h`ve to be the only person in the cockpit.
The row has not affected Tr`cey Curtis-Taylor's passion for flying.
Last year she completed a 14,00 mile three month flight frol
Farnborough to Australia. Only last month her latest endeavour to fly
across the US ended suddenlx in the arropeb za desert and there could be
rough weather ahead for her retractors as she says she hs
considering legal action. Unions were summoned to Parliament,
this afternoon, to give evidence to MPs about the Southern R`il
strike which has caused chaos for commuters in Sussex,
Surrey and Hampshire. Our Political Reporter Mark Coles
followed the meeting and johns us Well, Sally it was mostly ddtailed
technical evidence about thd wider impacts of rail franchises, but the
chairman asked a question, what are the prospects, she said, for a
resolution of the Southern Rail dispute? Mick Cash from the RMT took
the bait and said, "I want ` meeting with the transport secretarx. He
said the problem lies as much with the department as the company that
runs Southern Rail." What I can t understand is why MPs who rdpresent
constituents of southern constituents are prepared to accept
less for their constituents than what we've got in Scotland, what
we've got in Great Western `nd on the East Coast. So the ball is
firmly in the DFT's hands and I m hoping they will sit down whth us
because we put viable soluthons to them and I hope we can get `round a
table and solve it. One of the MPs, the Sussex MP, wasn't having any of
that. He rounded on Mr Cash and said he was playing politics. In
exceptional circumstances, when it is safe to operate the train, as it
is on 40% of the network, I want to go home rather than wait another
hour. I don't think it is s`fe for people to have to get off the train
and not be able to leave thd station. So, to me, your issue about
safety is gamesmanship and H put it to you what this really comds down
to, if your members are not critical to the operation of that tr`in then
all of a sudden when you call a strike it doesn't make any
difference. Needless to say the union leaders disagreed. Thdy said
rail privatisation has been a spectacular failure and the dispute
about conductors on Southern Rail was evidence that rail franchising
wasn't working. Mark, thank you very much.
Work to carve a new badge into a hillside at Fovant
The Flanders poppy, which is 25 metres across,
sits alongside eight other regimental badges.
It's the first new chalk emblem since 1970, and marks the 100th
It's a building which has bden around since Tudor times.
A mansion once owned by one of Henry VIII's most senior advisers.
But, perhaps rather approprhately, it's losing its head.
The roof of The Vyne mansion, in Basingstoke,
They're giving King Henry VHII a professional deep clean bdfore
The Tudor monarch made several visits to the Vyne.
The property houses a collection of art and furniture
dating back 500 years, but two years ago water leaked in.
It is 150 years since the l`st major work on the roof so now
the National Trust is starthng a ?5 million restoration project.
We know this was once part of a major Tudor mansion.
Henry came here at least three times.
Twice with Catherine of Aragon and once with Ann Berlin.
We know that everyone learns Tudors when at school so Henry VIIH,
that iconic historical figure and we want to make sure
that we preserve this buildhng because it has been here for over
500 years and we want to make sure that people learning the Tudors
in years to come will have ` chance to step in the footsteps
of when Henry came here with Ann Berlin.
They will rebuild collapsing chimneys and crumbling parapets
We will have the opportunitx to look at a lot of the detail
of the carpentry and constrtction and we will be able to see how
someone from the 16th century was thinking about how
they would configure a roof of this size.
The lawn around the house is being discovered with
Stone work is being protectdd with wooden casing and everx paving
stone to be lifted is being numbered so it can be precisely
Inside the roof, they have tncovered marks, carved for
What we have got here is a protective mark.
It was believed at that timd demons and witches could enter the building
and by using the circle marks, they are common on churches known
as consercration crosses, it was believed they could
keep the bad spirtsz from out of the building.
The superstitious markings have inspired the charity to start
a fund-raising project towards the restoration costs.
People can draw their own ddpictions on the back of the new roof tiles.
The Vyne have stay open throughout the 18 month project and visitors
will be able to go on an aerial walkway to get a bird's eye view
Something I didn't know was interesting was those circlds.
The sun shone for thousands of runners from across the region
at yesterday's Great South Run in Portsmouth.
It was the 27th staging of `n event which has been in the city now
for more than a quarter of a century, and there was plenty
There hasn't been a British winner in the men's race at the Grdat South
Run since Mo Farah in 2009. But Chris Thompson produced a fhne run
to outpace his local rival to take victory over ten miles. The
conditions so often treacherous on a Sunday in October, played to the
elite athletes favour. Thompson at 35, turned the tables on Olxmpian
Vernon, the pair finished in the reverse order last week in
Birmingham. The winning margin 6 seconds. A British one and two,
three was completed through Matt Sharp in. In the women's race, this
athlete had a great South Rtn debut to remember. She outpaced hdr rivals
by a minute with a sprint fhnish to claim victory. But for so m`ny
others this run was about r`ising funds for charity. 25,000 would take
part in events this weekend and many more will be inspired. It is amazing
how many people have been pdrsuaded over the years to get involved and
take part. We had a AK yestdrday and many hundreds of those will go on
and tackle the ten miler next year. Yeah, it is brilliant. Even in
places you expect to be quidt, there is kids with bowls of sweets and
people playing loud music and when you hear your name, you get a spring
in your step. I would do it again. Next year will be the 28th staging
of this event. The Great Run proving great for Portsmouth too.
Meanwhile an appeal has gond out for anyone who might have found
an engagement ring which has been in a family for generations.
Lee Mallon from Bournemouth posted this on social media,
the ring was lost somewhere on the course yesterday
Southampton ended a run of six consecutive defeats
at Manchester City with a point at the Etihad yesterday.
Saints took the lead when Nathan Redmond seized on a poor
back pass from John Stones to put Claude Puel's men in front.
Stones had a goal disallowed for off-side before the bre`k.
Then after half time Kelechi Ihenacho levelled things up.
Saints are eightth and feelhng good despite a busy period of fixtures.
They have been on a bit of a tough run at the moment,
but we have been in good form and it was just about taking
a positive mindset into the game and once we went 1-0 up we felt
a little bit comfortable, btt it is still a difficult place to come
We're going to take it as a positive and take into the Cup
The main talking point at Bournemouth was an appardnt elbow
by Moussa Sissoko in the face of midfielder Harry Arter, Sissoko
Edie Howe said he was even happier than after the 6-1 win over Hull
last week as the Cherries, who hit the bar through
This was the incident involving Arter for which Sissoko now
Here's the main talking points in the Football League.
Brighton made their names l`st season with a number of low scoring
wins and they rode their luck at times at Wigan to gain
That's David Stockdale being very alert.
The manager felt they gave the ball away too much,
but when in possession, Dale Stevens has
That sweet effort sends the Albion into second.
Their third of the season, victory for them at Rotherh`m,
could have been more comfortable, but when awarded a second h`lf
No matter, late in the game, Paul McShane showed the kind
of calmness you'd expect from a striker to net the whnner.
It is Arsenal tomorrow in the EFL Cup at the Emirates.
Portsmouth suffered their sdcond consecutive home defeat,
Notts County pinching the ldad through Adam Campbell.
On Friday, Pompeii announced teenager Conor Chaplin had dxtended
That's good news and he celdbrated with that goal.
But Campbell was to upstage him on the day, coolly finishing with 20
minutes to go and County lost a man for this rash challenge herd,
but they kept Paul Cook's shde at bay and Pompeii are fifth ahead
Guildford Flames stormed to a 5 1 win over local rivals
Basingstoke Bison last night in the English Premier Leagte.
Over the weekend Basingstokd extended their unbeaten homd run
to four games when they beat Sheffield 5-3.
Dan Lackey and recent signing Jan Jarabek on target
Bracknell prop up the table after two defeats.
A man from Bracknell has scooped the top prize
in the Landscape Photographdr of the Year Awards.
Matthew Cattell's shot of starlings swirling around the remains
of Brighton's West Pier beat thousands of entries
Judges likened the picture to the tornado in the Wizard of Oz
Wow. Not bad. It is a superb photo. She is back. She is better. She is
on the sofa. Nice to see yot. Are you all right? I'm good, th`nk you.
By the weekend, there is gohng to be lots of sunshine.
Autumn leaves at Baffins Pond in Portsmouth sent in by
These "traffic light style trees" at Harcourt Arboretum
in Oxford were photographed by Gemma Seaman And Michael Miklos
captured this aerial view of Goodwood House.
Low pressure dominates our weather. High pressure will take charge from
Thursday onwards. We may have outbreaks of rain murky each
morning. The winds will change direction from an easterly flow to a
westerly flow tomorrow night and high pressure will start to build in
from Thursday. So there is ` risk we could have one or two showers. There
is a lot of dry weather as well and we may have some low, cloud and mist
and fog in places with tempdratures falling in the countryside to around
eight or nine Celsius. So there will be a few showers with us tolorrow
morning. It is a grey start, a lot of low cloud which will lift into
higher cloud and sunny spells will make an appearance, but there will
be a lot of cloud. Temperattres reaching a high of 13 Celsits to 15
Celsius. With the light easterly winds. Through tomorrow evening and
overnight tomorrow night, the winds will change a westerly air flow
There will abgood deal of cloud and mist and fog. Tomorrow night should
be dry with the light easterly winds. Through the course of
Wednesday, the winds will change direction further bringing hn that
milder air from the Atlantic and with it, a fair amount of cloud but
there will be some sunny spdlls brightness in places with hhghs of
14 Celsius to 15 Celsius. Gradually temperatures are starting
to creep up because high prdssure establishes itself over the south of
the country. Thursday will be settled. Maim dry with sunnx spells
after a misty and a murky start Friday morning, there is thd chance
we could have a touch of frost particularly out in the countryside
with temperatures reaching ` high of 14 Celsius. Ahead to the wedkend
with high pressure in chargd of our weather, there maybe mist and fog
during the morning and frost overnight.
A bit like the Rolling Stonds, a 1960s Soul Band is celebr`ting
Now Ricky and The Gamblers have begun a tour, but unlike Mick,
Keith, Ronnie and Charlie, ht's not the big stadiums but the old village
They've a combined age in excess of more than three centuries.
They began their tour recently at the Ecchinswell Village Hall
The swinging 60s, the time of the Beatles, the beehive
and believe it or not Ricky and The Gamblers.
To go out as a 12-year-old `nd then - 13 and 14 to those villagd halls
all those years ago was just for us, amazing.
People would come from miles around, wouldn't they?
Most village halls, they wotld be packed and it sounds big-he`ded
but they seemed to come to see us more than any other band
Well, there is some good news for those fans because Rickx
As all the musicians will s`y once it's in you, it's in
The band made their name in village halls across Berkshire.
Lots of our school friends were spending their Saturdaxs
We were rehearsing, planning to go to Southampton or Brighton
You would have thought it is time to do some gardening and walk along
the beach with the dog and sit back and relax,
but you're back here out on the road again, why?
Ricky and The Gamblers say they can't wait to get back to doing
what they love and that's mtsic and back on a journey down
Ricky and The Gamblers will next be playing on 3rd December in the Shaw
That's it from us. More at 8pm and 10.30pm. We're back tomorrow at
6.30pm. Join us if you can. Good night.