Monthly Archives: March 2013

Parents’ fury over children’s care at crisis-hit heart unit: Doctors blocked us from having treatment elsewhere Parents of children with serious heart conditions were ‘obstructed’ from seeking treatment elsewhere by staff at a scandal-hit heart unit, campaigners have claimed. Heart … Continue reading

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Leeds General Infirmary suspends congenital heart surgery A hospital at centre of a long-running row over the future of its children’s heart services tonight suspended all congenital cardiac surgery on youngsters. The temporary measure follows a number of claims relating … Continue reading

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NHS watchdog ‘declared hospitals were safe despite concerns over high death rates and poor care’ Hospitals with high death rates and poor care standards were registered as safe despite Britain’s main health watchdog knowing there were serious failings, a whistleblower … Continue reading

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You’re not too posh to wash a patient: Minister orders student nurses back to basics to improve compassion in NHS Student nurses are to be forced to work for a year as healthcare assistants to improve compassion in the NHS. … Continue reading

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My nurses paralysed me for life because they thought I was drunk: Paralympian’s account of how a swimming pool accident turned to tragedy when hospital staff botched her treatment… then dropped her She is the unlikely pin-up of Murderball, or … Continue reading

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New NHS phoneline ‘will put lives at risk’: Doctors’ warning after 111 number goes into meltdown Lives will be put at risk unless the Government suspends the new 111 NHS advice line, doctors warned yesterday. Patients have been left hanging … Continue reading

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Anaesthetist ‘slept in a chair’ as patient lay on operating table giving birth during major surgery An anaesthetist slept in a chair as his patient lay on the operating table giving birth, a hearing was told. Dr Rajat Subhra Banerjee … Continue reading

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