Doctor performs vasectomy by accident

Patients in Harlow may be concerned to learn that the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service which heard the case of a doctor who performed an incorrect surgery on a patient has decided that he is fit to continue to practice and has chosen not to remove him from the medical register. The docto....

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Woman dies after waiting 18 months for depression counselling

A young woman who died after falling from a bridge had been waiting for 18 months to receive an appointment for counselling for depression it was revealed. A former psychiatric nurse said that the woman's history had put her in a high risk category and that she should have been seen by a crisis te....

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Pill mix-up blamed for widow’s death

Those in Essex who depend on prescription medication may be interested to hear about a case in which an 86-year-old pensioner perished after taking the wrong pills. According to reports, the Inverness-shire woman was discovered unresponsive by her 65-year-old son in late 2013, and later investigatio....

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Medical staff lied after death of a 9-year-old boy

A 9-year-old boy died soon after being sent home from St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust Accident and Emergency department when a doctor misdiagnosed his condition. Patients in Essex hospitals who are concerned about a lack of transparency among NHS staff may be interested to hear that the Healt....

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Melon-sized mass found in patient after hospital blunder

A former patient at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital was found to have a swab left inside of him following an operation 13 years ago. His wife said that living with the object inside of him had damaged his health and had caused him severe pain before his death. An inquest will be held in ....

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