Monthly Archives: August 2011

NHS Hospital cripples young girl through negligence A teenage schoolgirl was left paralysed from the waist down when a spinal anaesthetic was left in too long after a routine operation, a hospital has admitted. Sophie Tyler, 17, of Risca, near … Continue reading

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‘Health Service pays spin doctors more than cancer experts The NHS is paying spin doctors more than the experts in charge of cancer screening and patient care, it emerged yesterday. Critics said it was an example of the waste and … Continue reading

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‘Devastating divide’: English patients THREE times more likely to get cancer drugs than those in Wales and Scotland A ‘devastating divide’ has opened up between England, Scotland and Wales when it comes to accessing cancer drugs, campaigners say. People in … Continue reading

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Extraordinary bureaucratic madness: Nurses’ uniforms that ban patients from trying to speak to them A row has broken out over a hospital trust’s decision to give nurses ‘Do Not Disturb’ uniforms to wear during routine ward duties to prevent patients … Continue reading

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NHS refuses to help little girl with a fixable disability The NHS was supposed to be there when people had catastrophic ailments but that is precisely when they turn away Side-by-side these adorable twins look identical. One of them, however, … Continue reading

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Complaint figures are hidden by NHS trusts: Missing data means 150,000 total is only part of the picture Almost 150,000 complaints were made about the NHS last year – but the full scale of dissatisfaction is unknown because so many … Continue reading

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Private patients will ‘leapfrog’ NHS ones under health reforms, says Unison Private patients will increasingly be able to “leapfrog” those on the NHS due to changes proposed in the Government’s health reforms, a leading union has warned. Unison has claimed … Continue reading

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