Parent's agony as hospital lets anorexic teenager go home to die after she was given full control of her own treatment Laura Willmott, 18, had endured a five-year battle with the disease Collapsed and died from a cardiac arrest after starving herself to barely 5st Her parents blame decision to let her take charge of own treatment at 18 'Was in no fit state to make decisions herself about treatment,' said mother'Her level of deceit was breathtaking' when it came to not taking in food By Eleanor Harding PUBLISHED: 16:51 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:44 GMT, 22 February 2013 Laura Willmott, 18, died from anorexia after a long battle with the eating disorder The parents of a teenage anorexia sufferer who was allowed to refuse treatment because she was legally an adult have spoken out against a system that ‘doomed ‘ their daughter. Laura Willmott, 18, collapsed and died after starving herself to barely five stone in weight. The former private schoolgirl had battled the disease for five years.
Pupils aged just TWELVE given nicotine patches by nurses on visits to schools without telling their parents The patches are available to pupils from NHS nurses making fortnightly visits to schools in Essex Fears the patches could become a 'status symbol' among young schoolchildren By Kerry Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 10:48 GMT, 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:57 GMT, 25 January 2013 Addiction: The NHS has been dishing out nicotine patches to schoolchildren as young as 12, it has emerged (FILE PHOTO) Nicotine patches are being handed out to schoolchildren as young as 12 on the NHS without their parents' knowledge, it has emerged. Nurses employed by NHS South West Essex have been distributing patches to young pupils during fortnightly visits to schools, where they speak to children confidentially
'I've killed him': Crying nurse's confession after ignoring 'nil by mouth' sign and feeding tablet to patient who choked to deathKirsten May gave Norman Betchley pill despite 'nil by mouth' sign over bed Betchley, 81, was in hospital with breathing issues being fed through tubes She realised mistake and ran to a laundry cupboard crying: 'It's my fault' | UPDATED: 15:03 GMT, 14 December 2012 Frail: Agency nurse Kirsten May gave Norman Betchley (pictured) the tablet even though an A5 sign above his head stated 'nil by mouth' A nurse ran through a hospital ward crying 'I've killed him' after feeding a frail patient a pill moments before he choked and died, an inquest heard today. Agency nurse Kirsten May gave Norman Betchley the tablet even though an A5 sign above his head stated 'nil by mouth', Chelmsford Coroners Court heard
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Moments after coming off the Care Pathway, my mother was enjoying a G&T and scrambled eggs – and lived for another seven precious weeks | UPDATED: 00:05 GMT, 7 December 2012 When my mother was taken off the Liverpool Care Pathway, after more than four days without food or fluids, the first sentence she uttered was this: ‘Institutional scrambled eggs are usually revolting — but these are quite delicious.’ They didn’t sound to me like the words of someone for whom all hope had gone, as I’d been told at the beginning of the week. This was on Thursday, October 11, this year.