Doctors talk as if we"re not there, say a quarter of patients while a third don"t understand what they are being told

Doctors talk as if we're not there, say a quarter of patients while a third don't understand what they are being told Annual NHS survey shows care has improved overall since last yearBut campaigners still disappointed by some of the results A fifth of patients didn't necessarily trust the doctor treating them By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 23:43 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:16 GMT, 17 April 2013 One in four patients says their doctors talk over them as if they weren’t there, according to a major survey.

Organ donation rises by 50 percent in just half a decade

Organ donation rises by 50% in just five years, helping a third more people have life-saving transplantsThere were 1,200 new donors in the last year alone, new figures show But doctors say more work still needs to be done to further boost donation7,300 Britons need an organ transplant and three die each day waitingCampaigners say key problem is relatives overriding the wishes of deceased PUBLISHED: 11:16 GMT, 11 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:44 GMT, 11 April 2013 Organ donation has shot up by a staggering 50 per cent within the past five years.

They put my mum on the death pathway but didn"t tell me, says Toyah: Singer only found out when she overheard a hospice nurse

They put my mum on the death pathway but didn't tell me, says Toyah: Singer only found out when she overheard a hospice nurse81-year-old was alone when notified she was being put on death pathwayDaughter Toyah Willcox overheard nurses tell mother: 'The end is near' By John Stevens and Sandi Jones PUBLISHED: 23:05 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:52 GMT, 25 March 2013 Toyah Willcox overheard nurses telling her 81-year-old mother Barbara: 'It's alright Barbara, the end is near.' She made the decision to move her mother into a hospice to ensure she spent her last days in as much comfort as possible.

Premature twins died after being given 10 times too much morphine, nursing tribunal hears

Premature twins died after being given 10 times too much morphine, nursing tribunal hears Alfie and Harry McQuillan were born at 27 weeks in October 2010Were in a 'good condition' despite being born so early, inquest heardPrescribed morphine to stabilise them but instead given 'excessive dose'Died at scandal-hit Stafford Hospital two days later Nurse in charge, Joanne Thompson, now facing disciplinary hearingAccused of letting less senior member of staff administer wrong dose heard.

Unconscious five year-old turned away from medical centre "because he wasn"t a patient"

Five-year-old who fell unconscious outside medical centre was turned away 'because he wasn't a patient' Natalie Midgley's son Junior, 5, collapsed outside Petersgate Medical CentreBut staff said there was nothing they could do and told her to call 999She said: 'No-one even came out to help us – I was terrified he would die'Had an agonising 10-minute wait before the ambulance arrived to ask about a skin complaint.

Toddler"s heart stops for THREE MINUTES after hospital nurse accidentally twists his breathing tubes

Toddler's heart stops for THREE MINUTES after hospital nurse accidentally twists his breathing tubes Sannjay Varathabawan was admitted with a bad cold and breathing problemsWhen a nurse lifted him to clean up his bed, she twisted oxygen tubeThis blocked his air supply and caused his heart to stop for three minutesDoctors frantically battled to save the youngster, who has now recovered By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 14:03 GMT, 6 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:05 GMT, 6 March 2013 A toddler admitted to hospital with a bad cold had to be resuscitated after a nurse accidentally blocked his breathing tubes, his parents claim.

Frail widow, 88, left on hospital trolley for 12 HOURS in “chaotic” A&E department

Frail widow, 88, left on hospital trolley for 12 HOURS in 'chaotic' A&E department Betty Newberry had to wait 12 hours on a hospital trolley overnight She was rushed to Worcester Royal Hospital after she collapsedNurses in the overcrowded department were treating patients in corridors By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 13:08 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:09 GMT, 1 March 2013 A frail pensioner endured a 12 hour wait on a hospital trolley as overworked nurses struggled in a ‘chaotic’ accident and emergency department.

"I found my husband crying in wet nappies": Widow tells of horror after visiting husband dying from leukaemia in hospital

'I found my husband crying in wet nappies': Widow tells of horror after visiting husband dying from leukaemia in hospital Andrew Beveridge died in January last year at Victoria Hospital in FifeHis widow said he was left in wet nappies after nurses failed to change themShe added that she also cleaned urine from the floor from a previous patient By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 16:58 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:20 GMT, 7 February 2013 Andrew Beveridge was admitted three times to Victoria Hospital.

Turn doctors and nurses into hospital inspectors to avoid more unnecessary deaths, says report into scandal-hit NHS trust

Turn doctors and nurses into hospital inspectors to avoid more unnecessary deaths, says report into scandal-hit NHS trust Long-awaited public inquiry into the scandal-hit Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust to be published next weekUp to 1,200 patients may have died needlessly Crackdown after such serious failings occurred despite various regulatory bodies being in place /12/10/article-2245865-0C0A7E8D000005DC-480_468x286.jpg” width=”468″ height=”286″ alt=”Up to 1,200 patients may have died needlessly over a four-year period at Stafford Hospital, where patients were found to have been treated 'appallingly'” class=”blkBorder” /> Up to 1,200 patients may have died needlessly over a four-year period at Stafford Hospital, where patients were found to have been treated 'appallingly' The 11million inquiry, led by Robert Francis QC, is examining what went wrong at the trust between January 2005 and March 2009.