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Bespoke gates manufacturer fined after girl was crushed at London school.

  A manufacturer of bespoke gates has been fined almost £20,000 after an eight-year-old girl was crushed by a steel gate at a London school. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that on 17 May 2018 the girl had been leaving an evening...

Maternity units 'too defensive' and failing to learn from mistakes

Prof Ted Baker of health and care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), said health workers need to learn from errors. He told the Parliamentary Health and Social Care Committee that individuals are "blamed" rather than the system. An...

Fibre manufacturer fined after worker was killed.

A fibre manufacturer whose health and safety 'complacency' led to a member of staff being crushed to death in a factory in  Golcar , Huddersfield, has been fined hundreds of thousands of pounds. Bradford-based IFG Drake Ltd was ordered to pay...

Liverpool hospital apologises for dementia care failings.

A hospital has apologised to the family of a dementia patient who was "left for hours in his own urine and faeces." The patient, Khawaja Anwar, 82, who lives with vascular dementia, which can lead to memory loss, was admitted to the Royal...

Autistic teenager's death 'potentially avoidable' independent review says.

The parents of a teenager who died after being prescribed an anti-psychotic drug say his death was caused by the "ignorance and arrogance" of medics and are calling for a new inquest. An independent review found Oliver McGowan's death at...

Young mum told muscular pain was 'early menopause' dies of cancer.

A young mother who was told by doctors that her muscular pain was 'early menopause' has died of cancer. Not long into the pregnancy for her fourth child, Lizzy Evans, 27, started to bleed heavily and was diagnosed with cervical cancer. The...

NHS Covid legacy - long waits and lives at risk.

More than a year battling the Covid-19 pandemic has left the NHS facing a huge backlog of patients needing help, putting lives at risk, patient groups and staff are warning. Analysis shows that almost a third of hospitals have seen far longer waiting times...

Investigation into paracetamol overdoses in hospital.

Patients have been significantly harmed, including suffering permanent damage to their liver, after being given accidental overdoses of paracetamol in hospital. The NHS safety watchdog, the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB), has launched...

Maternity service told to 'make improvements'.

A maternity service has been told to make improvements after several whistleblowers raised concerns. The service, at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Worcester, was inspected by health and care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Inspectors said...

Award for woman left blind after delays in treatment.

A mother of three was awarded £3.2m compensation after delays in treating an eye condition led to her going permanently blind. The woman, in her 30s, was not seen by a consultant for more than 18 months after she first noticed her sight failing, by...
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