Teenager Emily Moore ‘let down’ at a mental health unit

Teenager Emily Moore 'let down' at a mental health unit. FAMILY HANDOUT Emily Moore had moved to Lanchester Road Hospital shortly before her death An 18-year-old woman who took her own life at a mental health hospital was "let down", her father has said. Emily Moore's death last week follows four others in less than two years at facilities run by the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. Her father David branded mental health services provided by the trust as "diabolical". Trust chief [...]

Home for vulnerable people ‘inadequate’ in all areas

Home for vulnerable people 'inadequate' in all areas. Getty Images A care home providing accommodation to people with special needs has had its service downgraded from "good" to "inadequate" in all areas. Otterhayes in Devon has been put into special measures after the Care and Quality Commission (CQC) found it failed to ensure patients' safety. One epileptic patient was told to ring staff if needed, something "clearly" impossible during a seizure, the CQC said. The care home in Ottery St Mary was, at the [...]

The doctor who worked at Spire Hospital accused of botched operations

The doctor who worked at the same firm as Ian Paterson accused of botched operations. Exclusive: Michael Walsh treated patients at a hospital run by Spire, which employed rogue breast surgeon Spire sacked Michael Walsh after colleagues and numerous patients raised concerns. Photograph: David Jones/PA A doctor who worked at the same private healthcare firm as the rogue breast surgeonĀ Ian PatersonĀ has been accused of subjecting scores of his patients to unnecessary operations that left many in pain, traumatised and unable to work, [...]

Contaminated blood victims ‘no closer’ to support parity

Contaminated blood victims 'no closer' to support parity PA Northern Ireland victims of the contaminated blood scandal have said they are no closer to securing financial support that would bring them into line with victims in England. They met Health Minister Robin Swann on Thursday and urged him to address a disparity in payments. Victims in Northern Ireland are paid less than those elsewhere in the UK. They said the meeting was constructive but Mr Swann told them he was keeping his options open. Nigel [...]

Stoke-on-Trent patient left with ‘terminal’ cancer after hospital errors

Stoke-on-Trent patient left with 'terminal' cancer after hospital errors. Graham Wood said he hoped other patients had not suffered the same experience A cancer patient lost the chance of a cure due to a five-month delay caused by hospital administration errors. Graham Wood, 73, from Stoke-on-Trent, was urgently referred by his GP to the University Hospital North Midlands trust for a scan in December 2018. However, it was not until May 2019 that an endoscopy was carried out and revealed oesophageal cancer. The trust [...]