Monthly Archives: July 2012

Scandal Some patients are 60 times less likely to get a cancer scan in postcode lottery Up to a fifth of GPs are failing to send enough patients for life-saving scans to diagnose cancer, researchers warn. While some doctors are … Continue reading

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Scandal of healthy grandmother who died in hospital after going without food and water for seven days A healthy, active grandmother died in hospital after she was denied food and water for more than a week. Joan Pertoldi, 76, was … Continue reading

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Black male nurse who failed to spot a pensioner had suffered a stroke for EIGHT HOURS is not struck off A nurse who failed to notice an elderly woman had suffered a stroke for more than eight hours has avoided … Continue reading

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6,000 die a year due to poor patient checks Six thousand patients are dying every year because hospital staff are not properly monitoring vital signs. The health of patients is deteriorating and going unnoticed because important signs, such as blood … Continue reading

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Three-week wait to see your GP as 500 more doctors’ surgeries are now closed out of hours Nearly 500 more GP surgeries across England have closed their doors at weekends and evenings, fuelling a million extra visits to over-stretched A&E … Continue reading

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Terminally ill patients who fear being placed on ‘routine’ death pathway issued with opt-out cards by charity Terminally ill patients have been issued with special cards telling doctors not to place them on a ‘care pathway’ that would hasten the … Continue reading

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How hundreds of patients are dying of thirst in NHS hospitals The story of a 22-year-old who died in hospital from dehydration shocked Britain. But his tragedy is horrifyingly common The reports last week of Kane Gorny‚Äôs final hours beggared … Continue reading

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