Reforms so that people who suffer psychiatric damage from witnessing the death or injury of someone they love can claim compensation are being urged by Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. 484 more words
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A woman whose mother died at a Belfast hospital has said her family feel let down by the National Health Service.
Her mother was one of five patients at Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital’s A&E who may have died partly because they were not treated quickly enough. 545 more words
MPs are calling for an urgent investigation into whether cancer patients across country are being denied care due to glitches in appointment systems, after a scandal affecting more than 800 patients in Hertfordshire was exposed. 370 more words
Ambulances are taking longer to reach patients with life-threatening conditions after receiving a 999 call, NHS performance data reveals.
In some parts of England ambulances are taking almost two minutes longer than two years ago to get to patients who have suffered a stroke or heart attack or been stabbed, for example. 644 more words
Doctors are to blame for a rise in elderly people being sent to A&E because of “critical changes” in the way GPs respond to calls as they are not willing to make home visits to patients out of hours, experts say. 443 more words
A four-year-old boy with Down’s syndrome has died after being taken into care by a local authority heavily criticised over child protection failings.
Jonas Stadden collapsed and died on Nov 24 last year having been removed from his parents seven months earlier by Somerset County Council’s social services. 702 more words