Long A&E Waiting Times and Overcrowding Caused Over 4000 Deaths Last Year in England, Analysis Shows

According to research published in the British Medical Journal, “England had at least 4519 excess deaths in England in 2020-21 as a result of overcrowding and stays of 12 hours or longer in emergency departments, an analysis by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine has found”. Adrian Boyle, vice president (policy) of the Royal College
IVF ‘Miracle Baby’ Died Following ‘Gross Failure’ at Sheffield Hospital

A coroner ruled that failings at Sheffield Teaching Hospital’s Jessop Wing maternity unit contributed to the death of 2-day-old baby Cassian Curry. Cassian, who was described as a “true miracle” by his parents, was born prematurely at 28 weeks on 3 April 2021, weighing just 750 grams (1lb 10oz). An inquest into his death concluded
Baby Died of Bacterial Meningitis Following ‘Individual and Systemic Failures’ at the Royal Bolton Hospital

An inquest has concluded that a twin baby who died of a bacterial infection would have survived if not for “a gross failure to provide basic medical care” at the Royal Boston Hospital. Twins Kingsley and Princess Olasupo were born prematurely at 35 weeks, to Tunde Olasupo and Nicola Daley, on 8 April 2019. Kingsley
“Undoubted failings” by Nottingham City Hospital Led to Baby’s Death

Edward (Teddy) Errington-Rozkalns was born on November 23, 2020 at Nottingham City Hospital but sadly died the following day. Kim Errington (Teddy’s mother) was discharged from the hospital and returned home with Teddy she noticed that Teddy’s body was an abnormal colour as she placed him in his cot. Jason Rozkalns (Teddy’s father) performed CPR
Young Woman Died of Cervical Cancer After Being Misdiagnosed for Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Hormone Issues

27-year-old event manager, Porsche McGregor-Sims died on April 14, 2020, months after a locum gynaecologist mistook her aggressive cancer symptoms for those of irritable bowel syndrome or a hormonal issue.  The area coroner Rosamund Rhodes-Kemp said the case was one of the most “shocking and traumatic” she had come across.  The timeline of events In
Kim Huggins Speaks to Libby Purves @ Times Radio: The Ockenden Report and Maternity Negligence

Devonshires Claims · The Ockenden Report: Kim Huggins Speaks to Libby Purves on Times Radio Breakfast Libby Discussion with Libby Purves OBE of Times Radio, March 31, 2022 Transcript: Libby: Now the long battle by individuals to get an investigation into maternity services. Not only at the disgraceful Shrewsbury and Telford NHS trust, which was
The Worst Maternity Scandal in NHS History: The Ockenden Report is Finally Published

The Independent Review of Maternity Services at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (“the Trust”) began in the summer of 2017 and was originally requested by the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt, MP, the then Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, and commissioned by NHS Improvement (NHSI), to examine 23 cases of concern
Woman Dies During Childbirth at Basildon University Hospital

Following the recent death of a woman during childbirth, Basildon University Hospital has launched an investigation. A spokesman for Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, which manages the hospital, said: “Our condolences go out to the family in this very sad case, as it is currently under investigation, we are unable to make further
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Why Are We Still Not Aware?

March is known as ‘ovarian cancer awareness month’ but despite the condition being all too common and well publicised, many women and GPs are still unaware of some of the early symptoms, resulting in the signs being ignored or misdiagnosed. This delay can allow the cancer to spread, meaning treatment may need to be more
New Damning Report Unearths Widespread Ethnic Inequality in NHS, Calls for Comprehensive Steps to Tackle It

The review titled “Ethnic Inequalities in Healthcare: A Rapid Evidence Review” (published 14 February 2022), highlights the vast failings in the healthcare systems affecting ethnic minority patients in the country. The review was ordered by the NHS Race and Health Observatory, an independent organisation established in 2020 to investigate inequalities in healthcare. It found what

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