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.

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 .

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.

Girl, 5, given all clear for brain tumour after family funded U.S treatment denied by NHS, dies after cancer returns

Girl, 5, given all clear for brain tumour after family funded U.S treatment denied by NHS, dies after cancer returns Ruby was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2009 and needed specialist radiation treatmentNHS refused to put her on project to send children to U.S for the treatment saying her survival chances were too lowParents raised 170,000 and she was given all clear in 2010 after treatmentCancer returned in 2011 and sadly further treatment could not eradicate the disease By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 11:43 GMT, 8 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:44 GMT, 8 January 2013 A brave five-year-old girl who was given the all clear for a brain tumour after the NHS 'abandoned' her has died just months after the cancer returned.

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.

Baby makes miracle recovery after heart "swelled to the size of a football"

Baby with heart that 'swelled to the size of a football' makes miracle recovery from surgery Little Liam diagnosed with faulty valve which made his heart swellHis parents were told he would die without an operation but could also die during surgerySurgery to replace the faulty valve with a pig's valve was a success | UPDATED: 18:56 GMT, 5 December 2012 A baby born with a swollen heart has made a miraculous recovery after having risky surgery.

Imogen Daly: Mother donates half of her LIVER to save her baby daughter"s life

Mother donates half of her LIVER to save her baby daughter's life after she is diagnosed with rare condition Imogen Daly was diagnosed with a rare, life threatening liver condition called biliary atresia when she was just nine weeks oldLittle girl was on transplant list for five months but began deteriorating Family friend told her mother Charlotte Rogers about living liver transplantsSurgeons took left side of Ms Rogers' liver and transplanted it into ImogenBoth mother and daughter's liver's will re-grow to a full size | UPDATED: 17:40 GMT, 4 December 2012 Like any parent, Charlotte Rogers would do anything for her baby daughter.

Hospitals are "full to bursting": Patient care is being put at risk, report warns

Hospitals are 'full to bursting' and patient care is being put at risk, report warnsDr Foster, the NHS watchdog, found 12 trusts have 'worryingly high' death rates For 48 weeks of the year most hospitals are more than 90 per cent full, 'jeopardising patient care' A third of beds are taken by patients who could be cared for elsewhere If cost continues to be put over quality, 'patients will be in danger' it warns | UPDATED: 12:15 GMT, 3 December 2012 Hospitals are so 'full to bursting' that staff are struggling to keep patients safe, an influential report has warned.

Two newborns die in hospital after contracting a rare killer bug which swept through neonatal unit

Two newborns die in hospital after contracting a rare killer bug which swept through neonatal unit Two babies died and five others were left fighting for their lives after contracting Serratia Marcescens bacteriaUnit was closed and has undergone a deep clean | UPDATED: 08:57 GMT, 28 September 2012 Two newborn babies have died after contracting a rare killer bug which swept through a neonatal unit.