Pensioner David Pattrick, 69, died in hospital toilet after gall bladder operation

Pensioner, 69, died in hospital toilet after gall bladder operation 'because NHS targets led to confusion over who was treating him' David Pattrick, 69, found dead, face down in vomit and faeces, in cubicleWent to Colchester General Hospital in Essex for operation in Dec. 2010Professor Roger Motson blames NHS pool list for 'breeding uncertainty' By Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 14:41 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:57 GMT, 21 February 2013 Inquest: David Pattrick (pictured with his wife Susan, 64, in Canada in June 2004) was found dead, face down in vomit and faeces, in a toilet cubicle A patient died because of the confusion caused by NHS targets, an inquest heard. David Pattrick, 69, was found dead, face down in vomit and faeces, in a toilet cubicle in Colchester General Hospital in Essex in December 2010, two days after a gall bladder operation

Margaret Thatcher: Baroness "to spend Christmas in hospital" as she continues to recover from minor operation

Baroness Thatcher 'in good spirits' and set to spend Christmas in hospital as she recovers from minor operationFormer PM was moved to a London hospital last week after suffering abdominal pains87-year-old had growth removed from her bladder | UPDATED: 16:21 GMT, 24 December 2012 Baroness Thatcher remained in hospital today as she recovered from minor surgery. The 87-year-old former prime minister is expected to spend Christmas there after being operated on three days ago to remove a growth from her bladder after suffering pain earlier in the week. Following the operation, she was said to be 'in good spirits', and a spokeswoman this afternoon said there had been no change in her condition

Family of cancer victim refused life insurance payout because he didn"t disclose PINS AND NEEDLES

Family of cancer victim refused life insurance payout because he didn't disclose PINS AND NEEDLES Nic Hughes died from cancer of the gall bladder leaving wife and young twins Insurance company Friends Life refused to honour his critical illness policySaid he had not disclosed 'reduce alcohol' advice or pins and needles painBut doctors said he drank within correct limits and pains were not relevant Friends say insurer's decision are 'morally repugnant' and started campaign | UPDATED: 21:54 GMT, 12 December 2012 The family of a man who died from cancer will not receive their insurance payout – because he didn’t declare he had pins and needles. Nic Hughes, 44, died in October after battling cancer of the gall bladder leaving his wife Susannah Hancock, 44, and twin eight-year-old son and daughter. But insurance company Friends Life have refused to honour Mr Hughes’ critical illness policy saying he did not give full disclosure of his health.