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The mother of a four-year-old girl who died from a meningococcal infection hours after she was sent home from hospital has told a coroner: "I took her away to die." Gracie Foster (pictured) went into Chesterfield Royal Hospital, in Derbyshire, for a routine tonsil removal operation three years ago but…
A new BBC Two show will follow young people volunteering in a hospital to find out if they can make a real change in the NHS. The four-part series - which has the working title The Great NHS Experiment and will air next year - was inspired by an existing…
Police would have interviewed a doctor accused of the "horrific" abuse of 114 children had he been alive today, a report has found. Child patients sent to Aston Hall Hospital in Derbyshire between the 1950s and 1970s have claimed they were taken to a secluded room, drugged and sexually abused…
A Caribbean journalist granted asylum in Britain after saying he was at risk as a result of exposing human rights abuses by police has become embroiled in family court litigation and had a baby taken from his care. Social workers raised concern after the man's son suffered a head injury.…
Council bosses took legal action after a social worker mislaid a notebook containing sensitive information about families he was working with. Bosses at Derby City Council discovered that Gideon Zeti's notebook had been read by a member of the public who had copied parts of it. They feared that confidential…
A hospital has admitted liability for the death of a cancer patient who was not given the correct antibiotics. Father-of-three Simon Tulitt (pictured) was admitted to the Royal Derby Hospital for routine surgery for a cancerous growth on his bowel on May 28 2013. The 62-year-old contracted sepsis, also referred…
A 17-year-old Slovakian travelled to England when near the end of her pregnancy then left her son in the care of nurses three days after giving birth, a family court judge has been told. The teenager told social workers in Derby that she had become pregnant after being raped in…
Schwartz Center Rounds® were created from an idea by Kenneth B. Schwartz - who passed away in 1995 from lung cancer, aged 40. A few months before Kenneth B. Schwartz passed away, Schwartz wrote an essay about the feelings of receiving compassionate care and shared this experience suggesting that everyone…
Five children whose parents have a history of drug abuse and can no longer look after them should go into care and be split up, a family court judge has ruled. Judge Clifford Bellamy last year refused to approve social workers' plans to separate the youngsters - who are aged…
Today’s healthcare professionals are in the vanguard of the much needed change in how patient care is undertaken and evaluated. Between 1 April 2016 and 31 January 2017, there were 365 reported perioperative incidents. Of these 351 were categorised as Never Events; preventable incidents that can include such things as…
A couple agreed to move out of their home so a grandparent could move in and care for their four children after social workers raised concerns. They agreed to visit the youngsters, aged between 11 and two, only during the daytime when the grandparent was there. Detail of the move…
A family court judge has refused to approve social workers' plans to separate five children whose parents have a history of drug abuse and can no longer care for them. Judge Clifford Bellamy said he wanted a child psychologist to assess the effect of separation on the children. He said…
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