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York hospital agrees compensation over birth injuries

A multi-million pound settlement has been awarded to a man with severe disabilities caused by brain damage he received at birth. The man, who is in his 20s but cannot be named, sued York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for the way his birth at York...

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust 'blamed' mothers for babies' deaths, initial inquiry confirms

A large number of women died in labour at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS (SaTH) Trust and some mothers were even blamed for their babies' deaths, the largest ever inquiry into maternity care has established. The inquiry into Shrewsbury and Telford...

Covid pressure led to Welsh ambulance patient waiting 19 hours outside hospital

An elderly man had to wait more than 19 hours in an ambulance outside a hospital following suspected sepsis or a stroke, his family  said. Ted Edwards, 73, was at his home in Monmouthshire when paramedics were called at about 00:55 am, the Welsh...

Covid pandemic makes NHS long waits 100 times higher than before

  The number of patients in England waiting over a year for routine hospital care is now 100 times higher than before the pandemic, figures show. Nearly 163,000 out of the 4.4m on the waiting list at the end of October had waited more than 12 months...

Travel insurer to pay compensation after man's death.

  One of Britain’s biggest travel insurers is being forced to pay thousands of pounds’ compensation to the family of a policyholder who died after being denied a medical evacuation flight. The Financial Ombusdman ruled against Travel...

Care home visits guidance 'impractical'.

Government guidance over safe visits to care homes in England "completely misses the point” care charities say The Labour Party, and several charities, say that the suggestions, including floor-to-ceiling screens, designated visitor pods and...

Death of girl leads to call for better sepsis checks.

A mother and a coroner are demanding better checks for sepsis after the death of a five-year-old girl. Their call comes after an inquest jury decided Ava Macfarlane’ life might have been saved if she had been admitted to Queen's Medical Centre ...

Royal Liverpool Hospital 'hanging by a thread'.

A senior physician at Royal Liverpool Hospital said at the end of November that staff were 'hanging by a thread' as Covid-19 patients continued to surge through the doors. Government figures showed that there were 9,077 Covid-19 patients in...

Woman died after being given wrong medication.

An 87-year-old woman died after her carers gave her the wrong medication, a coroner was told. Heather Planner, from Butler's Cross, Buckinghamshire, died at Wycombe Hospital on 1 April from a stroke. Senior coroner for Buckinghamshire, Crispin Butler,...

Hospital death of woman, 49, "avoidable".

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, from Cheltenham, died in 2016 aged 49 after failings by Gloucestershire Health and Care and...
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