Doctors accused of fixing death rates: Staff at Bolton NHS Trust accused of reclassifying cause of death to cover up poor care

Doctors accused of fixing death rates: Staff at Bolton NHS Trust accused of reclassifying cause of death to cover up poor care Cause of death noted as serious illness when it was actually poor care69 of 150 cases wrongly coded as septicaemia, investigation findsMounting evidence that UK hospitals altered figures to cover up neglect By Sophie Borland Health Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:58 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:02 GMT, 7 March 2013 Doctors are suspected of altering figures to mask the numbers of patients dying needlessly in hospital. An investigation found that medical staff at Bolton NHS Trust were routinely ‘reclassifying’ the cause of death on patients’ records. It is feared staff noted that the deaths were caused by serious, incurable illnesses when in fact they were the result of poor care.

My, how you"ve grown: Zoo keeper and gorilla reunited 20 years after he reared him in his bedroom

My, how you've grown: Zoo keeper and gorilla reunited 20 years after he reared him in his bedroom Ron Smith, 82, and late wife Barbara raised gorilla Salome by handSalome slept in a cot in Mr and Mrs Smith's bedroom for her first yearRon was reunited with the ape for the first time in 20 years at Bristol Zoo | UPDATED: 00:07 GMT, 21 December 2012 When a mother gorilla failed to bond with her baby daughter, zoo-keeper Ron Smith and his wife Barbara were quick to volunteer as foster parents. The couple, who had no children of their own, looked after Salome for the first year of her life, giving her a cot in their bedroom

Shannon Gallagher: Teenager, 15, kills herself two months after "suicide" of her younger sister

Teenager, 15, kills herself two months after 'suicide' of her younger sister, 13, who was targeted by cyberbullies | UPDATED: 15:38 GMT, 15 December 2012 A teenager took her own life less than two months after her 13-year-old sister killed herself. Shannon Gallagher, 15, from Co Donegal was found on Thursday by foster carers she had been placed with, hours after telling them that she was going to bed.

Social workers tore me from my babies for a year: Nightmare of innocent mother accused of harming son

Social workers tore me from my babies for a year: Nightmare of innocent mother accused of harming sonFourteen police officers swooped on her house at 6am to take her childrenJudge blasts heavy-handed raid as he says family must be reunited | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 14 December 2012 Devastation: Mother Kealy had her children taken away after being wrongly accused of cruelty A loving mother had her children taken away from her in a dawn raid on her home after being wrongly accused of cruelty. The three terrified youngsters watched as she was handcuffed before they were each put into separate cars and taken into foster care

Care home boss Janet Foster accused of sedating dementia patients by hiding drugs in their meals

Care home boss accused of sedating dementia patients by hiding drugs in their meals Janet Foster allegedly ran an 'institutionalised' ward at the care home in Stockton-on-TeesMeal times 'appallingly organised' with patients wandering off without finishing 15 of 17 patients lost weight during a one month period | UPDATED: 18:40 GMT, 11 December 2012 A care home boss ran an 'institutionalised' care home where dementia patients were sedated with drugs hidden in their meals, a hearing has heard. Janet Foster allegedly told staff to send residents to bed at 8pm, regardless of whether they were tired and refused to let them see a singer perform at the Victoria House Care Centre in Stockton-on-Tees. Meal times at the home were 'appallingly organised' and 15 out of 17 patients lost weight over a one-month period, the Nursing and Midwifery Council was told.

Alps shooting latest – Family"s fury as orphaned Alps girls are "kidnapped by social services" and placed in foster care

'We want to be with you forever': Tears of two girls orphaned in Alps shooting after they were 'kidnapped by social services staff who won't let them live with their surviving relatives' Survivors of gun slaying in French Alps want to live with auntBut Zainab, 7, and Zeena, 4, have been placed with a foster familyGreat-uncle says ordeal is making the tragedy worse for the orphans | UPDATED: 01:56 GMT, 3 December 2012 The girls were left orphaned when their family, including father Saad Al-Hilli (pictured) were gunned down. Now friends and family say they are struggling to see and get information about the sisters The two young survivors of the French Alps massacre have been ‘kidnapped by social services’, it was claimed yesterday. Zainab al-Hilli, seven, and her sister Zeena, four, were orphaned when their parents were gunned down in their BMW on a holiday to Lake Annecy on September 5

Children in UKIP foster row have been split up: Decision sparks further criticism of Rotherham council

Children in UKIP foster row have been split up: Decision sparks further criticism of Rotherham council | UPDATED: 00:00 GMT, 27 November 2012 Appeal: UKIP's Lisa Duffy says the couple want the children back The three children removed from their foster parents because the couple were UKIP members have been separated from one another, it emerged last night.