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Man with no shame Sir David Nicholson is partly to blame for Mid Staffs- Jeremy Hunt

The man with no shame- Sir David Nicholson does “bear some responsibility” over the scandal at Mid Staffs hospital according to  Jeremy Hunt.Speaking in the Commons during a debate on NHS accountability, Mr Hunt, the Health Secretary, became the most senior Government figure to admit that Sir David, the NHS chief executive, was partly at […]

NHS Stafford Hospital- Francis Report blames no one and everyone

In the aftermath of NHS Stafford Hospital report by Robert Francis QC- there seems a huge contradiction- it blames everyone and yet at the same time no one is singled out for the hundreds of needless deaths.Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, said it felt “wrong” that no one had been brought to book, while David […]

3,000 more patients have died needlessly in NHS hospitals

More than 3,000 people may have died unnecessarily at five NHS trusts in a crisis that could dwarf the horrors at Mid Staffordshire, which were detailed in a devastating report published yesterday.An investigation began on Wednesday night into excessive mortality rates at the five trusts – the same warning sign that exposed the needless deaths […]

Stafford Hospital- hiding mistakes should be criminal offence- Francis inquiry

NHS staff should face prosecution if they are not open and honest about mistakes, according to a public inquiry into failings at Stafford Hospital.Years of abuse and neglect at the hospital led to the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of patients. The “appalling” levels of care that led to needless deaths have already been well documented […]

Stafford Hospital- the scandal that shames the NHS PT2

For those whose relatives were deprived of care and even food and drink at the Stafford Hospital it was difficult to understand why there were so few nurses to tend to patients.They could little imagine that in August 2005 in the hospital trust’s executive offices, a board led by Martin Yeates had decided to embark […]

Stafford Hospital- the scandal that shames the NHS PT1

The scandal at Stafford Hospital shames the National Health Service.Hundreds of hospital patients died needlessly. In the wards, people lay starving, thirsty and in soiled bedclothes, buzzers droning hopelessly as their cries for help went ignored. Some received the wrong medication; some, none at all. Over 139 days, the public inquiry into the Stafford hospital […]

Labour planned profit making NHS exports two years ago

Labour began selling NHS services overseas two years ago despite today condemning the Coalition’s plans to set up profit making hospitals abroad, official documents show.The labour party is facing accusations of hypocrisy after saying the Government”s decision to export NHS expertise is an example of David Cameron’s “rampant commercialisation”. Andy Burnham, Labour’s shadow health secretary, […]

Hinchingbrooke NHS hospital privatisation shows what private companies can do for the National Health Service

The success of Hinchingbrooke NHS hospital privatisation is a coup for the supporters of innovation in the National Health Service, says Chris Skidmore MP. News that Hinchingbrooke hospital, the first NHS hospital to be run by a private company, has seen remarkable improvements in the last six months, seems to have passed almost unnoticed by […]

Hospital PFI project went ahead despite warnings

A hospital now losing £44 million a year was allowed to go ahead with a private finance deal to build new premises despite the Government being warned that the project was unsustainable.A report, commissioned by the hospital regulator, Monitor, reveals that strong concerns were raised that Peterborough Hospital would not have the money for the […]

NHS is paying for Labour’s dodgy deals

The NHS faces huge costs because of flaws in Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contracts agreed by the previous administration.Yesterday afternoon, the Queen opened the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen. She will doubtless have been impressed: the facility, the first to be built in Northern Ireland for more than a decade, is a gleaming shrine […]