Monthly Archives: May 2011

NHS pension millionaires: Health cuts bite, but bosses’ retirement pots are still gold-plated NHS fat cats are enjoying pension pots worth more than £2.5million, and some chief executives will retire on annual payouts of up to £110,000. While final salary … Continue reading

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Hundreds of babies dying unnecessarily because hospital staff aren’t trained to use equipment Hundreds of babies a year are dying because doctors and midwives are not properly trained to use vital monitoring equipment. Technology known as CTG – cardiotocogram tracing … Continue reading

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British doctors are ‘too posh to wash hands’ Doctors are “too posh” to wash their hands in hospitals, leaving patients at risk of contracting superbugs, according to Edwina Currie. The former Tory health minister, who is now patron of the … Continue reading

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Parents who rushed newborn to hospital with meningitis furious after health bosses send letter blasting them for wasting NHS resources A couple who rushed their newborn baby to hospital when he contracted meningitis were stunned to receive a letter warning … Continue reading

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Yes, most are still angels. But why is Britain now producing nurses without a scintilla of compassion? Easy answer: Britain did NOT produce many of the worst ones. The NHS workforce in now substantially overseas-born, with charmers like Nigerians Biobelemoye … Continue reading

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Elderly patients dying of thirst: Doctors forced to prescribe drinking water to keep the old alive Doctors are prescribing drinking water for neglected elderly patients to stop them dying of thirst in hospital. The measure – to remind nurses of … Continue reading

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Wrong medication, no doctor and midwife neglect kills baby in NHS hospital “Overseas-trained” staff again, it would seem. Biobelemoye is an African name, usually Nigerian, I gather A midwife repeatedly chanted “no pain, no gain” to the mother of a … Continue reading

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More children taken to emergency rooms as availability of GP care declines The proportion of children being taken to A&E with common illnesses has increased by 42 per cent over the past decade as care provided by GPs has declined, … Continue reading

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Two patients died after waiting in ambulance outside ‘full’ Oldham hospital unit Two patients died after being left waiting in ambulances outside an over-stretched hospital. The patients, believed to have been in their 80s, couldn’t get into the Royal Oldham … Continue reading

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NHS troubleshooter ‘given free Porsche and exotic holiday’ is sued for £250,000 A former high-ranking civil servant who was given a free Porsche and a luxury Caribbean holiday is being sued for alleged corruption by the Department of Health. A … Continue reading

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