York hospital action plan after watchdog warning – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2022 in hospitals, news, nurses, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Specialist nurses have been recruited at York and Scarborough hospitals to ensure patients are being fed properly. It is part of an action plan by the hospitals trust to address criticisms by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).’

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BBC News, 5th August 2022

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Archie Battersbee’s family make final plea to ‘let him die with dignity’ – The Independent

Posted August 4th, 2022 in bereavement, children, families, hospitals, news by tracey

‘Family members of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee are making a final plea for him to have “a dignified death”, as the protracted legal battle over his life edges to its conclusion.’

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The Independent, 4th August 2022

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Archie Battersbee: how third parties can further complicate tragic life support cases – The Guardian

‘Government said to be considering inquiry into new ways of handling decisions, as religious groups accused of inflaming tensions.’

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The Guardian, 1st August 2022

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Archie Battersbee: Judges reject allowing more time for UN to consider case – BBC News

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in appeals, children, consent, hospitals, medical treatment, news, United Nations by tracey

‘A last-minute Court of Appeal hearing has ruled the withdrawal of life support for Archie Battersbee should not be postponed beyond Tuesday.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2022

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Waiting Times for Ambulances Could Violate Your Right to Health – Each Other

Posted July 27th, 2022 in delay, health, hospitals, human rights, news by sally

‘Waiting times for ambulances in England rose last month, prompting concerns that the service is “under intense pressure”. New data from NHS England shows that patients calling ambulances for serious conditions, such as a suspected stroke, had to wait an average of 51 minutes, more than double the 18 minute standard set by the NHS. This increased by more than 11 minutes since the previous month. The most urgent calls for life-threatening illnesses or injuries, the average waiting time in June was nine minutes, more than two minutes longer than the standard set by the NHS.’

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Each Other, 26th July 2022

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Archie Battersbee: judges deny appeal over decision to stop life support – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2022 in appeals, children, consent, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The parents of a 12-year-old boy who suffered a “catastrophic” brain injury have been refused permission to appeal against a decision to end his life support treatment.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2022

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Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust CQC rating: ‘requires improvement’ Published 1 hour ago – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2022 in hospitals, mental health, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘The NHS trust that provides mental health services in Cornwall has been given a “requires improvement” rating by the official regulator.’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2022

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Fulbourn Hospital: CQC not told about alleged ward sex assault – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2022 in hospitals, mental health, news, ombudsmen, racism, sexual offences by tracey

‘The Care Quality Commission (CQC) was not informed about an alleged serious sexual assault on a ward at a Cambridgeshire psychiatric unit, it has been revealed. Records relating to the alleged incident at Fulbourn Hospital had also gone missing, a CQC report said.’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2022

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Female doctors launch campaign against harassment in UK healthcare – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2022 in doctors, equality, harassment, hospitals, news, sex discrimination, statistics, women by tracey

‘Female doctors have launched an online campaign that they say exposes shocking gender-based discrimination, harassment and sexual assault in healthcare.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2022

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Cwm Taf Morgannwg fined £850k after Maesteg patient death – BBC News

‘A health board has been fined £850,000 after a patient fell in the grounds of a hospital and died from her injuries after wandering from an unlocked ward.’

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BBC News, 9th July 2022

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Oldham doctor who killed woman in botched procedure jailed for three years – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2022 in doctors, hospitals, imprisonment, negligence, news, sentencing, unlawful killing by sally

‘A doctor who carried out a botched procedure that led to the death of a woman has been jailed for three years.’

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The Guardian, 5th July 2022

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Robyn Skilton: Neglect contributed to Sussex teen’s death, coroner rules – BBC News

‘A coroner plans to write to the government about mental health services for young people after ruling a girl’s death was contributed to by neglect.’

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BBC News, 28th June 2022

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Birmingham hospital faces criminal probe after death of vulnerable man – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2022 in hospitals, inquests, mental health, negligence, news by tracey

‘A hospital and one of its managers are facing a criminal investigation into the death of a vulnerable man who absconded by climbing a fence.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2022

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Archie Battersbee’s family can appeal life-support ruling – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2022 in appeals, children, consent, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The parents of a 12-year-old boy have been given the right to appeal against the decision to allow his life-support treatment to end.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2022

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Archie Battersbee: Family of boy ruled dead seeks appeal – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2022 in accidents, appeals, children, doctors, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The mother of a 12-year-old boy in a coma said she has told him they face “the biggest battle of our lives” as they seek to appeal against a ruling his life support treatment should stop.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2022

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Article 2 inquest determination concerning Community Mental Health Services quashed – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 16th, 2022 in coroners, hospitals, inquests, mental health, news, statutory duty by sally

‘In R (Patton) v HM Assistant Coroner for Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire [2022] EWHC 1377 (Admin), Mrs Justice Hill quashed a ruling that the Article 2 general (or systemic) duty has not been potentially engaged by the death of Kianna Patton.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th June 2022

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Archie Battersbee treatment should stop, judge rules – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2022 in accidents, children, doctors, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘Treatment for a brain-damaged boy in a coma should stop, a judge has ruled.’

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BBC News, 13th June 2022

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Judge to deliver ruling on future of boy in life-support treatment fight – The Independent

Posted June 13th, 2022 in accidents, children, doctors, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A judge is preparing to deliver a ruling on the future of a 12-year-old boy at the centre of a High Court life-support treatment dispute after suffering brain damage.’

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The Independent, 13th June 2022

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Claimant Benevolence in a Clinical Negligence Setting, by Tom Bourne-Arton – Farrar’s Building

‘Tom Bourne-Arton reviews the relatively recent case of Richins v Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust [2022] EWHC 847 (QB) in which HHJ Kelly had to consider, amongst other matters, whether it was appropriate to apply “Claimant benevolence” otherwise known as “Keefe benevolence” when determining causation.’

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Farrar's Building, 4th May 2022

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Daughter of woman whose corpse was abused loses High Court inquiry fight – The Independent

‘A woman whose mother’s corpse was abused by a necrophiliac murderer has lost a High Court fight with Health Secretary Sajid Javid over arrangements for a public inquiry.’

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The Independent, 17th May 2022

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