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Widow alleges lack of care at Worcester hospital

  • February 11, 2019
  • The widow of a Bromsgrove businessman and former West Bromwich Albion footballer will tell Worcestershire Coroners Court on Tuesday (February 12) of delays, mistakes and a lack of care for her husband before his death on Christmas Eve 2017. The

    St George’s Hospital: 250 cardiac unit deaths to be reviewed

  • February 7, 2019
  • A review is to be launched into the deaths of up to 250 heart surgery patients at an NHS hospital. The review is looking at all patients who underwent cardiac surgery at St George’s Hospital in Tooting between April 2013

    Lack of porters at hospital led to operation delay, inquest heard

  • February 7, 2019
  • Just one porter was available for eight operating theatres at Hereford County Hospital, an inquest heard. An inquest into the death of 88-year-old Mary Johnson heard that she was going to have an operation on July 23 last year but

    National Audit Office (NAO) raises concerns over thousands of untested cervical screening samples

  • February 4, 2019
  • Cervical screening is failing women, because the number of women tested does not even meet the lower target set by the NHS – less than 72 per cent of women eligible for tests were screened in 2017-18, against a lower

    Hospital discharge process lets down patients

  • October 29, 2015
  • Hospital discharge process lets down patients

    Delays in hospital discharges and problems for patients who are discharged without the right support are putting pressure on hospitals ahead of the winter. A special inquiry by patients’ group Healthwatch England , ‘Safely Home’, showed that getting the discharge

    Consultant resigns over probe into cancer patients’ treatment

  • October 27, 2015
  • A consultant urologist who worked at Heartlands and Solihull Hospitals has resigned after an investigation began into his treatment of about 170 prostate cancer patients. Arackal Narayan Manu Nair was initially suspended by the Heart of England NHS Trust last

    Patients infected by dirty equipment in Redditch hospital

  • October 22, 2015
  • Old decontamination machines meant that dirty equipment caused infections in 11 patients at the Alexandra Hospital, Redditch, between March and July this year. The Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust reported on two incidents affecting seven and four patients respectively – all

    Sterilisation implant causes safety concerns

  • October 20, 2015
  • Sterilisation implant causes safety concerns

    The Essure implant, used by the NHS to sterilise women, poses a serious safety concern, according to a new study in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Women who have had Essure fitted were shown to have ten times the risk

    Watchdogs raises hospital safety fears

  • October 16, 2015
  • Watchdogs raises hospital safety fears

    Almost three quarters of hospitals need to improve their safety record, according to the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which has just reported on the findings of its new, tougher inspection regime which began in April 2014. Hospitals in the Midlands

    Extra-strong chemotherapy given to Wolverhampton patients

  • October 15, 2015
  • Extra-strong chemotherapy given to Wolverhampton patients

    Allegations that 55 patients at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust were given extra-strong chemotherapy treatment between 2005 and 2009 have been brushed aside by the trust, which denies that any patient suffered harm. The patients, aged between 49 and 83,

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