New mothers who died of herpes could have been infected by one surgeon

More than a year after the women’s deaths, the families each received a letter from the coroner, Katrina Hepburn, saying there would be no inquests in these cases. The letters acknowledged there had been a similar case but said there was “no connection” between the two deaths. They also set out the belief of the pathologist… Continue reading New mothers who died of herpes could have been infected by one surgeon

NHS 111 'failed' Horsham teen who died following delays

There is a “real risk” that people “are being misled over the capability” of 111, a coroner warns. Source link

Woman died in Cardiff home after waiting 'hours' for ambulance

Maria Whale’s husband John questioned whether his wife would have lived if help had come sooner. Source link

Covid: Woman aged 90 died with double variant infection

Lead researcher Dr Anne Vankeerberghen, from the OLV hospital in Aalst, Belgium, said: “Both these variants were circulating in Belgium at the time, so it is likely that the lady was co-infected with different viruses from two different people. Unfortunately, we don’t know how she became infected. Source link

How a patient treated 280 miles from home died on the M11 hard shoulder

By Nikki FoxBBC Look East Health Correspondent image copyrightMaxine Fulcherimage captionPeggy Copeman had to travel 280 miles (450km) as a local mental health bed could not be found She had never left her home county before but a lack of mental health beds meant Peggy Copeman, 81, was taken to a hospital hundreds of miles… Continue reading How a patient treated 280 miles from home died on the M11 hard shoulder

Contaminated blood inquiry: The school where dozens of pupils died

Ex-pupils caught up in the infected blood scandal decades ago will give evidence at an inquiry. Source link

Sudden death: Partner's heartache after her fiancé died aged 31

Danielle Riley shares her grief after losing her partner Andy to Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. Source link

Guildford care home: Daughter 'made to wait as mother died alone'

Linda Marks, regional director for the Bupa care home, said: “This was an isolated incident and doesn’t reflect current practices at the home. We pride ourselves on high standards but fell short in this instance, and have sincerely apologised to the family. Source link

Mary Agyapong: Pregnant nurse who died with Covid 'felt pressured' to work

Giving evidence, Mr Boateng said: “Mary continued to work during this time [the start of the coronavirus outbreak], but she was very concerned about the situation involving Covid-19, so much so that when she came home from work she would take her clothes off at the front door and take a shower immediately. Source link