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83-year-old Woman Was Refused Treatment

83-year-old woman was refused treatment because she’s too old Susan Halbert, 83-years-old, fell outside her house in Newton Mearns, Renfrewshire. She broke her arm in two areas. After paramedics where called, the pensioner was taken to Glasgow’s New Victoria Hospital. In the minor injury unit, she was greeted by a receptionist who informed her that [...]

By |2019-09-08T19:54:46+00:00September 8th, 2019|Medical Negligence|Comments Off on 83-year-old Woman Was Refused Treatment

Baby Boy Died Because of Hospital Neglect

Baby boy died because of hospital neglect On 26 September, Louise Davies, 36, was due to have a caesarean at 39 weeks at the Basildon Hospital in Essex. Her scans showed that the baby was in the breach position. In the morning, she was given a scan and changed into a surgical gown. By 2.30pm, [...]

By |2019-09-08T19:51:31+00:00September 8th, 2019|Medical Negligence|Comments Off on Baby Boy Died Because of Hospital Neglect

Doctors Sterilised a Mother Without Her Consent

Doctors sterilised a mother without her consent Sterilisation is a life changing decision that should be thought through and happen out of your own free will. This is not the experience Lindsey Clark described to the Sunday Mirror. During two pregnancies, Ms Clark suffered from pre-eclampsia. Some pregnant women experience this life-threatening condition, usually after [...]

By |2019-08-26T13:36:19+00:00August 26th, 2019|Medical Negligence, NHS|Comments Off on Doctors Sterilised a Mother Without Her Consent

NHS Hospital Fails To Meet Sepsis Targets

Hospital in Dudley fails to meet the 60min sepsis target An inspection at the Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley has found that the hospital does not meet the 60min target for screening of sepsis and antibiotic administration. This comes as an enormous issue as the chances of improvement fall drastically if the treatment is not [...]

By |2019-08-26T13:32:47+00:00August 26th, 2019|Medical Negligence, NHS|Comments Off on NHS Hospital Fails To Meet Sepsis Targets

Clostridium Difficile Outbreak Kills Three Patients

Clostridium Difficile outbreak killed three patients at the Arrowe Park Hospital Superbug infection killed three people at the over-crowded Arrowe Park Hospital, following a massive increase in infection rates, informs the Liverpool Echo. A report has revealed lack of proper cleaning due to time constrains, dilapidated wards and inadequate infection control practice. The state of [...]

By |2019-08-06T15:32:30+00:00August 6th, 2019|Medical Negligence, NHS|Comments Off on Clostridium Difficile Outbreak Kills Three Patients

51 Year Old Man Dies From Sepsis After Hospital Failings

A 51-year-old dies from sepsis, as he was not given antibiotics for five days. As reported by the Daily Mail Online, on 27th July 2018, Mr Smith was admitted to the Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley, West Midlands with an excruciating pain in his leg. The 51-year-old displayed classic signs of sepsis, such as raised [...]

By |2019-08-04T18:25:56+00:00August 1st, 2019|Medical Negligence, NHS|Comments Off on 51 Year Old Man Dies From Sepsis After Hospital Failings

A Great Grandmother Bled to Death After NHS Staff Refused to Treat Her

A 94-year-old great-grandmother bled to death after NHS staff refused to treat her. A 94-year-old great-grandmother from Aveley, was initially referred to A&E by her GP. Her referral notes warned that the golf-ball sized lump on her leg could bleed imminently. Rather than receiving treatment, Cynthia Butcher was turned away by the doctors at the [...]

By |2019-08-04T18:26:46+00:00July 31st, 2019|Medical Negligence, NHS|Comments Off on A Great Grandmother Bled to Death After NHS Staff Refused to Treat Her

Hospital Diagnosis Leads to Tragic Death of Young Transplant Patient

An 18-year-old transplant patient died after hospital misdiagnosed a rejection of donor heart. The Daily Mail Online has reported another tragic story of a hospital misdiagnosis. Jessica Brooks was 15-years-old when she was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition where the heart becomes enlarged, affecting its ability to pump blood effectively. In February 2016, Miss [...]

By |2019-08-04T18:26:28+00:00July 28th, 2019|Clinical Negligence, Medical Negligence, NHS|Comments Off on Hospital Diagnosis Leads to Tragic Death of Young Transplant Patient

NHS Emergency Readmissions Skyrocket

Hospital emergency readmission within 24 hours reached 71,398 in 2017-2018 In 2018, 70 NHS hospital trusts provided Healthwatch, a watchdog chaired by Sir Robert Francis, with daily breakdown of their data on emergency readmissions. Figures obtained by Healthwatch revealed that the number of emergency readmissions within 30 days of discharge in 2017-2018 was 484,609. This [...]

By |2019-07-25T20:12:07+00:00July 25th, 2019|Medical Negligence, NHS|Comments Off on NHS Emergency Readmissions Skyrocket

Hospitals Under Pressure to Reach Sepsis Targets

Hospitals under pressure to reach Sepsis targets. Each year, 52,000 people are killed in the UK by sepsis, says the National Health Executive. Due to the missed sepsis targets, the NHS England introduced a new rule which came into effect in April 2019. The announcement was made after hospitals missed a considerable amount of sepsis [...]

By |2019-07-25T20:04:12+00:00July 19th, 2019|Clinical Negligence, Medical Negligence, NHS|Comments Off on Hospitals Under Pressure to Reach Sepsis Targets