Police investigate 13 deaths in a year due to mistakes by paramedics Errors made by East Midlands Ambulance Service include taking eight hours to respond to an elderly manStaff also left morphine tablets on the roof of a rapid response car and moved patient with broken neckService was recently named worst in the country for responding to the most serious 999 calls /13) equates to 0.009%, or a serious incident every 10,377 jobs. 'EMAS is open and honest and publishes information about all serious incidents for the Trust Board to consider (and publishes details on our website).
Kirstie Allsopp's Twitter attack on childbirth charity: Presenter dismisses its advice and calls it a 'scary organisation' By Simon Cable and Paul Revoir PUBLISHED: 00:58 GMT, 4 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:51 GMT, 4 January 2013 Kirstie Allsopp has become embroiled in a Twitter row with the UK’s biggest parenting charity. The TV presenter attacked the National Childbirth Trust over its pro-natural birth stance, dismissing its advice as ‘b*******’ and calling it ‘a politicised, dogmatic and scary organisation’. The controversial tweets to her 272,000 followers prompted one NCT teacher to threaten her with legal action.
Scandal-hit hospital forced to pay 1m compensation for 'inhumane and 'degrading' treatment of patients Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust paid out the significant sum as compensation for 'inhumane and degrading' treatment, say lawyers News comes a month ahead of report of the public inquiry into the serious failings at the trustBetween 400-1,200 patients feared to have died needlessly between 2005-2008 | UPDATED: 14:39 GMT, 10 December 2012 A scandal-hit hospital where thirsty patients were forced to drink out of vases and others left to sit on their own excrement has paid out more than 1 million in compensation for 'inhumane and degrading' treatment. Human Rights solicitor Emma Jones, who is part of a legal team representing more than 100 victims of alleged abuse at Stafford Hospital, said today that Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust paid out the significant sum to patients or their families. The news comes a month ahead of the publication of the report of the public inquiry into the serious failings at the trust