Monthly Archives: September 2012

Just one GP for 500,000 patients: The true scale of crisis in out-of-hours NHS cover revealed Out-of-hours GPs are being left to care on their own for up to half a million patients. Cost-cutting NHS chiefs are routinely assigning just … Continue reading

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Two newborns die after contracting a rare killer bug which swept through a neonatal unit at a scandal-hit hospital The NHS sure are good at killing babies Two newborn babies have died after contracting a rare killer bug which swept … Continue reading

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Stroke victim, 82, forced to wait an HOUR for a life-saving ambulance because health and safety rules demanded paramedic crews take a break A stroke victim was forced to wait an hour for an ambulance because staff were on a … Continue reading

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Catheters can cause infection and even lead to kidney failure: The needless indignity that’s leaving patients in agony When Emma Campbell was admitted to hospital, like millions of patients every year she was fitted with a cannula, a small tube … Continue reading

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The great hospital robbery: Defibrillators, baby heart monitors, even beds – thieves are walking out of NHS wards with vital equipment And NHS bosses couldn’t give a continental. It’s only taxpayers’s money that’s impacted You may think that even the … Continue reading

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NHS spends £4m a week on elderly who block beds with managers blaming cuts for problems getting worse The NHS is being forced to spend nearly £4million a week keeping elderly patients in hospital who are well enough to go … Continue reading

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Hospital of humiliation: Patients had to endure four nights on a day ward and were forced to use cardboard bowls to wash themselves Patients endured ‘completely unacceptable’ conditions when they were forced to stay in a hospital’s day-surgery ward for … Continue reading

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Twice as many patients are dying because of poor care after operations than previously thought Sloppy NHS care after operations is costing the lives of thousands of patients, research shows. Nearly four in 100 people having common forms of surgery … Continue reading

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Anguish of couple who lost IVF twins after death of son, 16, because of medical failings After losing their only son Josh at the age of 16, Ian and Nikki Singleton were desperate to build a family again. They went … Continue reading

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Grandfather, 88, lost so much weight while in NHS care that the staff didn’t recognise him from family photograph A grandfather lost so much weight whilst being treated by the NHS, that staff failed to recognise him from a photograph … Continue reading

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