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Halifax care centre rated 'inadequate'.

A West Yorkshire care centre has been placed in special measures by health and care watchdog, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and told it must make improvements to protect the safety and welfare of people it cares for. CQC inspectors visiting Pellon...

£5.25 Million in Compensation for Brain Infection Boy Sent Home by A&E

Hospital accident and emergency (A&E) departments work under intense pressure but, if negligent mistakes are made, it is only right that compensation is paid. In a case on point, a boy who was sent home from a hospital despite suffering from a rare brain...

Trust accused of maternity investigation failings.

An NHS trust at the centre of an investigation into its maternity services has been accused of failing to properly investigate the deaths of at least two babies. Jack Burn and Sophiya Hotchkiss died within six months of each other and both families say that...

Neglect contributed to child's death.

Neglect contributed to the death of a seven-year-old girl who died six years after suffering brain damage from meningitis, an inquest ruled. Kate Pierce, from Wrexham, was misdiagnosed when she was only nine months old after being taken to Wrexham's...

Portsmouth hospital's 'very poor care'.

Hospital staff secretly fed pills to patients by hiding them in their meals and in ice cream, health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found. Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth was given a formal warning by the CQC for its "very poor...

'Overworked' pharmacist's fatal error.

An "overworked" pharmacist made a tragic error and gave out the wrong pills to a grandmother who became ill within minutes and later died. Martin White, 45, of Muckamore, County Antrim, admitted supplying the wrong prescription drugs to Ethna...

1400 maternity errors each week in English hospitals.

On average, more than 1,400 mistakes, some of which have life-changing consequences, are recorded by maternity staff in English hospitals every week. Adam Asquith, who, with his fiancé, Sarah Ellis, was expecting their first child in 2014, said:...

Hospital apologises after baby's death.

A hospital trust has apologised and paid compensation for negligence after a baby died following a cut to his skull during an emergency Caesarean section. The baby, Carson Allen, died three hours after being born at Nottingham City Hospital in July 2013. ...

Ambulance service told to improve - again.

  A private ambulance service has been told to improve by health and care inspectors for the second time in two years. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said it was not assured that some staff at YorMed Ambulance Station had the correct category...

York care home worker jailed.

A former care worker who admitted stealing up to £12,000 from vulnerable care home residents was jailed. Beth Wallace, 55, had pleaded guilty at York Crown Court to five counts of fraud by abuse of position in February 2018. She committed the...
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