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Care home staff 'not yet tested' for Coronavirus.

Care homes looking after thousands of vulnerable residents said none of their staff had been tested for coronavirus in spite of rising fatalities as the pandemic spread. Out of 210 care providers with nearly 18,000 staff and almost 13,000 residents, 159...

Older people 'airbrushed out of UK coronavirus figures'.

Older people are being airbrushed out of UK coronavirus figures, charities have warned. The official death toll was criticised for including only people dying in hospital but not in care homes or at home. At the time of writing, the latest Office for...

Coronavirus and care home issues.

Care workers have been shocked by a document sent to GP practices by the Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group setting out guidance on how to cope with Covid-19 in care homes. The Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is...

Death of Consultant who warned about PPE.

A doctor who warned the prime minister about a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for NHS workers later died after contracting coronavirus. Consultant urologist, Abdul Mabud Chowdhury, 53, died at Queen's Hospital, Romford, east London. Five...

Coronavirus care crisis.

The coronavirus pandemic has left companies that support older and disabled people in their own homes struggling to cope, their professional body says. Care firms, many of which were already financially vulnerable, are now under severe pressure and need...

Hospital fined for false imprisonment.

An NHS hospital has become the first to be fined for false imprisonment of a patient after refusing to allow a vulnerable woman to go home with her family. King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust kept the pensioner against her wishes for four...

'Avoidable' death of schizophrenia patient.

The death of a woman who took her own life during treatment for schizophrenia and epilepsy was "avoidable", the health ombudsman has said. Erica Henderson, 49, from Cheltenham, died after failings by Gloucestershire Health and Care and...

Woman, 92, dies after loss of false teeth.

A 92-year-old woman died in hospital following weeks of weight loss after staff lost her false teeth. Northampton General Hospital's board heard how the hospital failed to replace the dentures, which were lost during her admission. The woman, who had...

Risks from conflict between GOSH surgeons.

Conflict between two Great Ormond Street Hospital surgeons could put patients at risk, a review suggests. A board paper released by the leading children's hospital said a "fractured" relationship between two consultants in the paediatric...

Anaesthetic failing in surgery.

  A hospital has admitted liability after a patient was not properly anaesthetised during her operation. The patient, who wants to remain anonymous, says she had "recurring nightmares" after feeling her skin being cut during the surgery at...
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