Hospital admits negligence after patient death

A woman died after an NHS consultant working at a hospital in Aberystwyth misdiagnosed her cancerous tumour as an ear infection. Patients in Essex receiving medical treatment may be shocked to hear that the woman received treatment for an infection for two years before the error was discovered. Af....

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Nursing misconduct led to death of patients

Residents of Essex may have heard of Operation Jasmine, an investigation by Gwent Police into allegations of neglect in a number of care homes in south Wales. The inquiry, which cost over £11 million, failed after the former owner of one of the care homes was declared medically unfit to be trie....

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Lack of funding for community based mental health services adds to inpatient bed shortage

In 2013-2014 over 1.7 million adults accessed NHS services for severe or enduring mental health problems. A further 947,000 people were referred into Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services for common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety disorders. A recent review in....

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Thousands of faulty heart devices recalled

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has designated the product recall by a medical device manufacturer as Class 1. The faulty medical units are the loading systems for a medical device used in the treatment of severe aortic stenosis, the narrowing of the aortic valve. Heart patients in Essex may h....

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Company fined for breaching safety regulations

An inspector for the the Health and Safety Executive declared that it would take measures against companies that failed to adhere to industry safety standards. Waste and recycling companies, operating in Essex and elsewhere, were described as having one of the worst accident rates of any industry. S....

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Ikea denies it has recalled unstable furniture

Ikea has decided not to issue a recall of some of its home furnishing products even though it has admitted that a large number of its free standing bedroom furniture items have been described as unstable. Residents of Essex who have bought Ikea furniture may be aware that two young children were kil....

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