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Martha's rule: Mother encouraged as hospitals sign up

Martha's rule: Mother encouraged as hospitals sign up

Martha’s rule will allow patients and families to seek an urgent review if their condition, or the condition of a loved one, is deteriorating and they feel their concerns are not being listened to. They will be able to call an internal phone number and request a second opinion from a critical care outreach team. […]

Mother takes son to US for life saving treatment

Mother takes son to US for life saving treatment

Catherine is hoping that George’s success with the new treatment, known as trametinib, may increase its availability on the NHS. LCH is a rare condition that affects about 50 children in the UK each year. Cells that normally protect the skin move to other organs, in George’s case his liver, bone and spleen. Catherine said […]

Martha's rule: Mother shares trauma over daughter's death

Martha's rule: Mother shares trauma over daughter's death

The family of a 13-year-old girl who died of a sepsis infection are calling for patients and their loved ones to be given the right to ask for an urgent second opinion. Martha Mills died two years ago when doctors failed to spot and treat her condition early enough. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today […]

Mother awake for 60 hours as son's care breaks down

Mother awake for 60 hours as son's care breaks down

But the company providing NHS England’s advice line, Beacon, told the BBC it had seen a sharp rise in calls from families “who just sound incredibly desperate, upset, stressed, exhausted, because the care package isn’t working for them, and [they] are struggling to get anybody to listen to them”. Source link