Worcestershire Acute NHS: Hospital that left patient to starve to death forced to pay 400,000 in compensation

Hospital that left patient to starve to death and another unwashed for 11 weeks forced to pay 400,000 in compensation Human rights lawyers described mistreatment as 'appalling' failures of careWorcestershire Acute NHS Hospital Trust bosses will apologise to families Successful legal action by 38 families has led to total payouts of 410,000Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is 'disgusted and appalled' by the accountsPatients left thirsty while another had ribs broken as staff tried to lift himTrust accepts care was below standard but has not admitted legal liability | UPDATED: 14:31 GMT, 24 December 2012 A hospital trust has paid out more than 400,000 in compensation and issued dozens of apologies over an ‘appalling’ catalogue of neglect.

Hospital that left patient to starve to death and another unwashed for 11 weeks forced to pay 400,000 in compensation

Hospital that left patient to starve to death and another unwashed for 11 weeks forced to pay 400,000 in compensation Human rights lawyers described mistreatment as 'appalling' failures of careWorcestershire Acute NHS Hospital Trust bosses will apologise to families Successful legal action by 38 families has led to total payouts of 410,000Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is 'disgusted and appalled' by the accountsPatients left thirsty while another had ribs broken as staff tried to lift himTrust accepts care was below standard but has not admitted legal liability | UPDATED: 01:56 GMT, 24 December 2012 A hospital trust has paid out more than 400,000 in compensation and issued dozens of apologies over an ‘appalling’ catalogue of neglect.

Scandal-hit hospital forced to pay 1m compensation for "inhumane and "degrading" treatment of patients

Scandal-hit hospital forced to pay 1m compensation for 'inhumane and 'degrading' treatment of patients Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust paid out the significant sum as compensation for 'inhumane and degrading' treatment, say lawyers News comes a month ahead of report of the public inquiry into the serious failings at the trustBetween 400-1,200 patients feared to have died needlessly between 2005-2008 | UPDATED: 14:39 GMT, 10 December 2012 A scandal-hit hospital where thirsty patients were forced to drink out of vases and others left to sit on their own excrement has paid out more than 1 million in compensation for 'inhumane and degrading' treatment.

Family"s heartbreak as mother-of-three dies after her stomach is punctured during weight-loss surgery

'She only did it so she'd see her children grow up': Family's heartbreak as mother-of-three dies after her stomach is punctured during weight-loss surgery Tracey Korkmaz, 41, had hoped the operation at University College Hospital London would help her go from 23 stone to 18 stoneBut doctors failed to notice her stomach was punctured and her condition deteriorated Died 10 days later after two further rounds of surgeryHospital now admitted full responsibility and paid undisclosed settlement | UPDATED: 17:05 GMT, 7 December 2012 A mother-of-three died after her stomach lining was punctured during weight loss surgery.

Transplant patient sent home from hospital with A4-sized surgical mat still inside him

Transplant patient sent home from hospital with A4-sized surgical mat still inside him Michael O'Sullivan, 49, had a CT scan three weeks after his liver transplant after he complained of painA second operation revealed that a silicone mat had been left inside him during the earlier operationIt was a 'never event' – a hospital incident that should never happenLawyer who won him 7,000 compensation said it had been 'basic carelessness' | UPDATED: 20:36 GMT, 4 December 2012 A liver transplant patient was sewn up with an A4-sized piece of surgical equipment left inside him, after a series of medical blunders.

Nursery nurse, 24, sues NHS for right to fertility treatment after being told shes too young for IVF

Nursery nurse, 24, sues NHS for right to fertility treatment after being told she’s too young for IVF Andrea Heywood must wait until she's 30 to qualify for a free round of treatmentHer lawyer says Portsmouth City PCT's decision is 'unreasonable, unlawful and unfair'Postcode lottery means trusts can pick their own IVF criteria and don't have to follow national guidelines | UPDATED: 09:04 GMT, 4 June 2012 A 24-year-old nursery nurse who cannot conceive naturally is suing her local NHS trust which says she is too young to have IVF.

International composer left wheelchair bound after NHS hospital misdiagnose fractured spine as urine infection

British composer left wheelchair bound after NHS hospital misdiagnoses fractured spine as urine infection Composer said he was devastated that he can't run around with his grandchildren | UPDATED: 08:59 GMT, 10 May 2012 A critically-acclaimed British composer has been left wheelchair bound after a hospital misdiagnosed his fractured spine.