Hospital chief executive quits amid suggestions death rates were" fiddled to improve results"

Hospital chief executive quits amid suggestions death rates were' fiddled to improve results' Major investigation underway at Royal Bolton Hospital, ManchesterFour times as many deaths were recorded from septicaemia than expectedAround 800 deaths recorded as this rather than the expected 200 Jackie Bene, acting chief executive of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, has quitRobert Francis renews call for a NHS culture change starting today Wrong that hospital security and cab drivers face more regulations than worker 'cleaning the bottom of your grandmother', he added .

New test diagnoses critically ill babies with genetic diseases in days instead of weeks

New hope for critically ill babies as test diagnoses genetic diseases in days instead of weeks Doctors at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas sequenced genetic code of four newborns Super-quick genetic test reveals DNA variations that point to around 3,500 rare diseasesThe test is projected to cost £8,300.

Hospital of humiliation: Patients had to endure four nights on a day ward and were forced to use cardboard bowls to wash themselves

Hospital of humiliation: Patients had to endure four nights on a day ward and were forced to use cardboard bowls to wash themselves Inspectors found there was no night lighting on the wards so bright lights were switched on when needed, disturbing sleep of other patientsNo bedside storage so patients belongings were left on the floorCQC has imposed restriction on Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust to stop it treating long-term patients on day unit for more than 23 hoursTrust interim chief said they accepted facilities were not 'entirely suitable' | UPDATED: 23:43 GMT, 21 September 2012 Patients endured ‘completely unacceptable’ conditions when they were forced to stay in a hospital’s day-surgery ward for up to four days because of NHS bed shortages.