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

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.

Back from the brink: Dramatic diary of a little meningitis victim

Mother's meningitis diary reveals how her healthy daughter was ravaged by the illness in just four hours Erica would have died if she hadn't called out for a glass of water in the night she fell illDoctors tell her parents she had been just three hours from death | UPDATED: 01:47 GMT, 23 August 2012 At 7.30pm, Michelle Scoffings put her three-year-old daughter to bed with a slight temperature.

Emma Stones death: Disabled girl was left in NHS hospital until rigor mortis set in died after catalogue of failings

Disabled girl, 12, who was left in NHS hospital until rigor mortis set in died after catalogue of failings by medical staffEmma Stones died of blood poisoning at Tameside General Hospital in February 2011Care she received from medical staff was 'inadequate' and 'simply not acceptable', coroner rulesHospital staff failed to monitor Emma properly because they were 'busy', inquest hearsEmma's body was 'ice cold' when her father saw her, even though staff told him she had only just diedNurse was suspended for one month and given a warning before resuming her job | UPDATED: 01:50 GMT, 7 August 2012 Victim: Emma Stones died in hospital following a catalogue of errors by medical staff who provided a level of care that was 'inadequate' and 'simply not acceptable', a coroner ruled A coroner last night condemned a hospital after hearing a girl may have died in her bed and then been left by staff for so long she developed rigor mortis.

Pixie Lott and Oliver Cheshire give amputee, aged 3, a helping hand to raise 1.5m for his new legs

Pixie Lott and Oliver Cheshire give amputee, aged 3, a helping hand to raise 1.5m towards his new legs | UPDATED: 16:14 GMT, 13 April 2012 Pixie Lott and Oliver Cheshire are among those helping to raise money for a three-year-old who lost both legs after being blighted by a life-threatening disease.

Family left to meet cost of 20k false legs for meningitis-struck son following an admin blunder

Family left to meet cost of 20k false legs for meningitis-struck son following an admin blunder Archie was struck down with Meningitis B when he was 18 months-old The mother of a six-year-old boy with meningitis has been criticised after being left to fund a 20,000 pair of artificial legs for her meningitis-struck son following an admin blunder.

Left without a leg to stand on: Family left to meet cost of 20k false legs for meningitis-struck son following an admin blunder

Left without a leg to stand on: Family left to meet cost of 20k false legs for meningitis-struck son following an admin blunder Archie was struck down with Meningitis B when he was 18 months-old The mother of a six-year-old boy with meningitis has been criticised after being left to fund a 20,000 pair of artificial legs for her meningitis-struck son following an admin blunder.

JLS saved my daughter"s life: Mother reveals how music tracks and meeting pop idols helped sick teen pull through

JLS saved my daughter”s life! Mother reveals how music tracks and meeting pop idols helped sick teen pull through Boy band member Aston Merrygold called Leah at hospital to help her through her lowest ebb”Without them I just don”t know how Leah would have pulled through,” mother says A schoolgirl who came close to death after she was treated for suspected appendicitis, pulled through thanks to her favourite boy band. Leah Price, 15, had her appendix removed in March 2011