Child aged just 16 died because surgeon used wrong instrument, court is told


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Aspiring mechanic, 16, died after surgeon pierced his vein using wrong instrument in due to 'great pressures over delays' Ryan Senior died of multiple organ failure during routine abdominal surgery Surgeon used wrong instrument that pierced a major vein Today admitted that had been the case due to time pressures at the hospitalSaid getting the right equipment would have delayed the operation Doctors administered 31 pints of blood in a bid to stem the bleedingBut the healthy teenager was killed by an embolism and cardiac arrest PUBLISHED: 13:20 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 19:18 GMT, 10 April 2013 A teenager died during a routine operation when a surgeon allegedly pierced a major vein after using the wrong instrument, an inquest heard.

Hospital chief executive "steps down" amid concerns over patient death rates


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Hospital chief executive 'steps down' amid concerns over patient death rates Major investigation underway at Royal Bolton Hospital, ManchesterFour times as many cases of blood poisoning were recorded than would normally be expected at the hospital in a yearRaised fears over whether some patients may have been recorded as dying from septicaemia when they also had other serious conditions Jackie Bene, acting chief executive of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and the person in charge of recording the information, has 'stepped aside' Robert Francis renews call for a NHS culture change starting today He said: 'Wrong that hospital security and cab drivers face more regulations than worker 'cleaning the bottom of your grandmother' , although a similar-sized trust would expect to have just 200.

Childhood sweethearts Brenda Loy and Fred Wilcock from Yorkshire reunited 60 years later


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It must be love! Childhood sweethearts separated in 1948 reunited over 60 YEARS LATER (and they're still as besotted as ever) Brenda Loy, 82, and Fred Wilcock, 81, grew up in South Yorkshire The pair were best friends from the age of four to 17Separated when Fred left to do military service in 1948Chance meeting brought them back together | UPDATED: 20:53 GMT, 22 November 2012 A pair of childhood sweethearts who were inseparable during their younger years have revealed how fate brought them back together after more than 60 years apart.

Having visitors in hospital can help speed up patients" recovery time after surgery


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Having visitors in hospital can help speed up patients' recovery time after surgeryResearchers at Ohio State University found patients who have contact with friends while recovering from surgery have less nerve-related painBut contact with companions must be in person and not through social media to have an effect | UPDATED: 06:26 GMT, 17 October 2012 Having a friend nearby can help patients recover quicker from the pain of surgery, according to studies by neuroscientists.

“Stinky” woman urinates then showers on busy New York subway as amazed passengers look on


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“Stinky” woman urinates then showers on busy New York subway as amazed passengers look on. Bizarre footage has emerged of a woman seemingly wetting herself and then taking a shower while travelling on a New York subway.

Ostrich Pillow: Bizarre invention means people can nap anywhere – wearing a “pillow balaclava”


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That”s a new way to catch 40 winks! Bizarre invention means people can nap anywhere – but it means wearing a “pillow balaclava” .Most of us have nodded off on the early morning train to work.

Heart transplant: This is the moment a mother met the heart transplant patient whose life her dead son saved


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You're the man with my son's heart! This is the moment a mother met the heart transplant patient whose life her dead son saved | UPDATED: 11:17 GMT, 11 September 2012 With arms spread wide and beaming with joy, Bobby Doherty and Margaret Valsechi meet for the first time.

The river that DID run red: Residents of Chinese city left baffled after Yangtze turns scarlet


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The river that DID run red: Residents of Chinese city left baffled after Yangtze turns scarlet. It is the last thing the residents of Chongqing would have expected to see.

A kiss for daddy, and then perhaps a scratch too far: Heartwarming pictures of a lion cub meeting his father for the first time


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A kiss for daddy, and then perhaps a scratch too far: Heartwarming pictures of a lion cub meeting his father for the first time . He is one of the world”s most dangerous predators.

Simpson"s actor Harry Shearer reveals secrets of coping with "wife"s severe depression"


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How I learned to love the She Wolf: Simpson's actor Harry Shearer reveals the secrets of coping with 'his wife's severe depression' | UPDATED: 11:22 GMT, 29 April 2012 Some of the world’s most famous comics have harboured a melancholic streak, from Peter Sellers to Tony Hancock.