Monthly Archives: March 2012

The doctor and nurses putting lives at risk because they can’t speak English When Jan Middleton woke in her hospital bed at 2am, she feared immediately that her life was in grave danger. She had already undergone an operation to … Continue reading

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The British health watchdog that was too lazy to bark About what you expect of an official “regulator” The care watchdog is more worried about its own reputation than the safety of vulnerable patients, according to a powerful group of … Continue reading

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NHS Doctors’ receptionists ‘refused to call for help’ when grandmother, 84, collapsed in waiting room… but EMAILED instead Receptionists at a doctors’ surgery refused to dial 999 or summon a GP when a sick 84-year-old grandmother collapsed in their waiting … Continue reading

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Pensioner, 83, died after waiting three hours for an ambulance during public sector strike An 83-year-old pensioner died after waiting more than three hours for an ambulance during last year’s public sector worker strike, a damning report said today. The … Continue reading

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Locked up and sedated: Huge rise in number of dementia patients being ‘restrained’ by hospital staff and carers Dementia patients are increasingly being ‘restrained’ by hospital staff and carers, a report warns. The number of approvals for staff to use … Continue reading

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Failure to treat elderly cancer sufferers ‘is costing 14,000 lives each year’ Don’t get old in Britain Up to 40 elderly cancer sufferers are dying needlessly every day because they are being denied the best treatments, a damning report warns. … Continue reading

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Agencies make millions from £120-an-hour doctors Dozens of medical “temping agencies” are making millions of pounds in commission providing part-time doctors for the NHS. They charge up to £120 an hour for supplying doctors to cover staff shortages on hospital … Continue reading

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