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A health trust has been fined £300,000 after two nurses were stabbed by a patient at a medium secure psychiatric unit.The staff suffered life-threatening injuries when patient Myha Grant ran amok at the Bracton Centre near Dartford in Kent on July 17 2016.Mr Grant forced his way into a kitchen…
South East Coast Ambulance Service is to remain in special measures despite showing improvements in care, according to a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).A team of inspectors from CQC visited the service which covers Kent, Surrey and Sussex between July and September 2018 to check the quality of…
Council social services bosses have come under fire from a family court judge after a little boy was placed with foster carers when grandparents who might have offered a home were unaware of his existence.Judge Mary Lazarus has complained about a "wide-ranging composite set of failings" by staff at Kent…
A mother left traumatised by her disabled daughter's difficult birth has been awarded more than £75,000 in damages by a High Court judge.The woman, who cannot be identified, suffered a psychiatric injury following the birth of her daughter at the Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham, Kent, in 2012.The baby was…
A British mother who moved her daughters to Alaska without their father's permission has been jailed after admitting abduction charges. Indea Ford, 34, broke court orders to take the children to Sitka after the breakdown of their "acrimonious" relationship, Isleworth Crown Court heard on Monday. Ford, who previously lived in…
An episode of Panorama about the abuse of children at a scandal-hit G4S-run youth jail has been found to be in breach of one of Ofcom's broadcasting rules, the media watchdog has said. The investigative current affairs programme, which aired on January 11 2016 on BBC One, included secretly filmed…
A gifted student who stabbed an autistic teenager to death over a "pathetic" row on social media has been jailed for 21 years. Paul Akinnuoye, 20, from Tunbridge Wells in Kent, traded gay insults with 19-year-old Jordan Wright in a WhatsApp group called "Ice city boyz". The defendant called Mr…
A man has been jailed for eight years after admitting shaking his baby daughter to death. James Ring, 21, was caring for nine-week-old Aria at home in the Crabble area of Dover when she went into cardiac arrest on January 7 last year. He told emergency services that she had…
A man who attacked two young women more than a year apart while they were walking alone at night has been jailed for six years. Trevor Collier (pictured) punched his victims to the ground and tried to sexually assault one of them, police said. The 30-year-old, of Canterbury Road, Chilham,…
A man who impersonated a doctor to sexually assault a pregnant woman has been jailed, police have announced. Gregory Boyle, 58, was imprisoned for six years and four months on Wednesday for the attack at Princess Royal University Hospital, Scotland Yard said. Police said the victim's partner had worked at…
Patients visiting an NHS hospital can opt to pay for a private GP service operating within its pharmacy. The pharmacy in Sheppey Community Hospital in Kent is offering the MedicSpot service, which sees remote GPs perform clinical examinations on patients via video link. Patients can book the £39 consultations online,…
A youth jail manager has criticised the BBC, claiming he is "on the verge of bankruptcy" after being sacked when allegations of abuse at a scandal-hit G4S-run youth jail surfaced in a Bafta-winning Panorama programme. Matthew Cunningham spoke out after being cleared of any wrong-doing following a two-month trial. The…
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