NHS trust accused of cover-up is refusing to release report into deaths – The Guardian

‘An ambulance trust accused of hiding information from a coroner about patients that died is keeping a damning internal report about the deaths secret, the Guardian can reveal. A consultant paramedic implicated in the alleged cover-ups continues to be involved in decisions to keep the report from the public.’

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The Guardian, 24th July 2023

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Inquest probes police restraint of ‘zombiefied’ man – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2023 in drug abuse, inquests, news, paramedics, police, restraint by sally

‘A man was seen in a frantic state, covered in blood, wearing just shorts and socks before he was restrained by police and died, an inquest has heard.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2023

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Manchester Arena attack: Key failings of emergency response – BBC News

‘The Manchester Arena Inquiry has published a catalogue of failings and mistakes by the emergency services following the terror attack in 2017.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2022

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Secamb paramedics stole medication from dying patients – BBC News

Posted January 13th, 2022 in medicines, news, paramedics, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘Two paramedics have been jailed for stealing medication from terminally ill patients.’

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BBC News, 112th January 2022

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Rapist paramedic Andrew Wheeler faced investigation in 2010 – BBC News

‘A paramedic convicted of raping a patient had been reported to police by an ambulance service nearly a decade before he was charged.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2021

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London-wide launch of operation to convict those who assault NHS staff – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted April 1st, 2021 in assault, doctors, hate crime, news, nurses, paramedics, pilot schemes, prosecutions by tracey

‘Known as Operation Cavell, the initiative will see a senior officer review all reports of assaults and hate crime against NHS staff. Following a three-month pilot, the National Health Service (NHS), Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have been working in partnership to launch the scheme today (Wednesday, 31 March) which aims to increase convictions and protect NHS staff on the frontline.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 31st March 2021

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Professional Standards Authority v HCPC and Wood [2019] EWHC 2819 (Admin) – Charging motivation and lies in investigation – 2 Hare Court

‘Mr Wood was a paramedic called to attend Patient A, a highly vulnerable patient who suffered from a split personality disorder. Within 10-15 minutes of leaving the patient, Mr Wood began to text her. Over the course of the following month he continued to contact her. Some of those messages were sexually explicit and others attempted to arrange a meeting with the patient for sex. He also asked her to keep the messages a secret.’

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2 Hare Court, 1st November 2019

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Pensioner loses arm after catching flesh-eating bug at pilates class, as High Court rules she is entitled to compensation from NHS – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 2nd, 2019 in damages, negligence, news, paramedics, personal injuries by tracey

‘A pensioner who lost her arm after catching a flesh-eating bug at church hall pilates class has won her claim in negligence against the NHS at the High Court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st August 2019

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Jail sentences for assaults on NHS staff to double, health secretary to announce – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 31st, 2018 in assault, news, nurses, paramedics, sentencing by sally

‘Jail sentences for those who attack paramedics and casualty nurses are set to double in a bid to tackle record levels of violence against staff.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st October 2018

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Hayley Gascoigne, Died of a Broken Heart? – Laura Addy summarises Inquest – Park Square Barristers

Posted August 7th, 2018 in courts, inquests, news, paramedics by sally

‘On the 28th and 29th June 2018 Laura Addy represented Gary Long in the recent inquest into the tragic death of Hayley Gascoigne that was held at Hull Coroner’s Court before Professor Marks.’

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Park Square Barristers, 6th July 2018

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Serious failings in medical care led to man’s death, inquest finds – The Guardian

Posted September 14th, 2016 in health, inquests, medical treatment, negligence, news, paramedics by tracey

‘The NHS has apologised after a coroner criticised “serious failings” in medical care that led to a man dying hours after an ambulance crew failed to diagnose his heart attack and take him to hospital.’

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The Guardian, 13th September 2016

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‘Common sense’ plea over ambulance speeding fines – BBC News

Posted July 21st, 2015 in dangerous driving, emergency services, fines, news, paramedics, speed cameras by tracey

‘Ambulance trusts spent hundreds of hours having to appeal against speeding fines issued to emergency vehicles by police forces.’

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BBC News, 21st July 2015

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Director jailed for abusing paramedic on stag do – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 11th, 2015 in assault, news, paramedics, public order, sentencing by sally

‘Court hears 33-year-old James Richardson grabbed Samantha Dalton, 36, when she found him face down and unresponsive.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th May 2015

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M&S and hair cut paramedic guilty of misconduct – BBC News

‘A paramedic who left patients in an ambulance while he did some shopping and had his hair cut has been found guilty of misconduct.’

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BBC News, 25th March 2015

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Paramedic sentenced over Walsall Manor Hospital death – BBC News

‘A paramedic has been sentenced for failing in his duty after the death of a man who collapsed outside a hospital.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2015

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Regina v Mitchell (William) – WLR Daily

Posted February 13th, 2014 in appeals, crime, law reports, misfeasance in public office, paramedics by sally

Regina v Mitchell (William) [2014] WLR (D) 61

‘To be the holder of a public office a person had to owe duties to the public over and above duties owed to individual citizens. Therefore a paramedic who did not owe such duties was not a holder of a public office.’

WLR Daily, 12th February 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Essex ambulance ‘have a fag’ paramedic struck off – BBC News

“A paramedic who told a vulnerable man suffering a seizure to ‘have a drink and a fag’ has been struck off.”

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BBC News, 20th June 2013

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Flintshire paramedic not unfairly dismissed for “tapping” woman – BBC News

Posted September 13th, 2012 in armed forces, news, paramedics, professional conduct, tribunals, unfair dismissal by tracey

“A paramedic who allegedly slapped an elderly patient three times across the face was not unfairly dismissed, a tribunal has ruled.”

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BBC News, 12th September 2012

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Widower pays price for infidelity as judge rules he is not entitled to full compensation – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 21st, 2012 in compensation, marriage, negligence, news, paramedics by sally

“A company director who fathered a child with his mistress has paid the price for his infidelity after a judge ruled he was not entitled to full compensation over the death of his wife.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th May 2012

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Paramedic spared jail over theft – The Independent

Posted September 16th, 2011 in news, paramedics, sentencing, theft by tracey

“A paramedic has avoided a prison sentence for stealing £100 from an elderly woman who died a few days later, police said today.”

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The Independent, 16th September 2011

Source: www.indepedent.co.uk