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Teen's suicide shows 'pervasive harm of sex abuse', coroner says

    The death of a teenage girl four months after her twin sister took her own life demonstrates the "pervasive" harm of alleged sexual abuse, a coroner said. Chris Gould, 17, took her own life in January 2019 while an informal patient...

Teen's suicide shows 'pervasive harm of sex abuse', coroner says

    The death of a teenage girl four months after her twin sister took her own life demonstrates the "pervasive" harm of alleged sexual abuse, a coroner said. Chris Gould, 17, took her own life in January 2019 while an informal patient...

Black women face greater risk of miscarriage, research suggests.

  Black women face a significantly higher risk of having a miscarriage than their white counterparts, research suggests. Medical journal, The Lancet, analysed data about 4.6m pregnancies in seven countries, which, it says, suggests the risk for...

Plans for further compensation after more patients of rogue breast surgeon identified.

  A healthcare provider will offer compensation to thousands more victims of breast surgeon Ian Paterson. Paterson was jailed in 2017 after he was found to have carried out scores of needless operations on his patients. An inquiry recommended all of...

Mental health trust missed multiple opportunities to prevent woman's death

  A health trust was criticized after a woman became the seventh person in seven years to take her own life in the same way at one of its hospitals. Azra Hussain, 41, died at Mary Seacole House, a mental health hospital run by  Birmingham and...

Basildon University Hospital maternity unit rated 'inadequate'

  A hospital has been ordered to carry out urgent improvements to its maternity unit after a whistleblower voiced fears about patient safety. Health and care regulator, The Care Quality Commission (CQC), rated the Basildon University Hospital...

Award for boy who suffered catastrophic brain injury.

  A boy who suffered catastrophic brain damage before his birth at a Sheffield hospital has received £500,000 compensation. The boy, now a teenager, was still in the womb when he suffered a brain haemorrhage with "massive bleeding",...

Woman left blind after treatment delayed in pandemic.

  A woman has lost her eyesight after her monthly eye injections were delayed for four months during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. Helen Jeremy, 73, said everything she enjoyed doing has "gone out of the window" after losing her sight. ...

Reports into serious patient safety issues 'being buried' BBC investigation claims.

  Serious patient safety issues are being buried in confidential hospital reports, BBC Panorama has claimed. Freedom of Information requests revealed 111 reports, written by medical royal colleges, which NHS trusts have a duty to share. Although 80...

Two-thirds of residents die in Covid outbreak at Lincolnshire care home.

  A Lincolnshire care home was devastated after Covid killed two-thirds of its residents, with two staff treated in hospital, in an outbreak the manager described as “horrendous.” Eighteen of 27 residents at The Old Hall, Halton Holegate,...
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