Cancer patient left 'terrified' after hospital doctor issues him with a Do Not Resuscitate order Alan Cargill, 69, was being treated for cancer and a blood clot at the University Hospital of North DurhamA doctor told him he wouldn't be revived if he took a turn for the worseHe said he was given a Do Not Resuscitate order despite no family member being present By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:49 GMT, 12 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:19 GMT, 12 February 2013 Mr Cargill ripped up his Do Not Resuscitate Order after speaking to his family and lawyer A cancer patient said he was left feeling terrified after a hospital doctor issued him with a Do Not Resuscitate order.
'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.
The teenager sure to be in Santa's good books after giving CPR to save her little brother's life Courtney, 13, realised her three-year-old brother had experienced a seizure and had stopped breathingHer mother Kim said Courtney calmly performed CPR while she had panickedCourtney managed to revive Lucas after 20 minutes of chest compression and mouth-to-mouth | UPDATED: 17:19 GMT, 24 December 2012 Meeting Father Christmas is a wonderful experience for any child, but it was extra special for teenager Courtney and her little brother Lucas.
Mother reveals the terrifying moment she realised her baby had whooping cough Poppy's condition was missed three times because her chest appeared clearAfter a doctor detected the 'whooping' sound she was rushed to hospital, where she was diagnosed with a collapsed lungShe suffered from water retention, which made her body double in sizePoppy is finally on the road to recovery | UPDATED: 17:50 GMT, 30 November 2012 Enlarge Fighting: Poppy Webber pictured in hospital being treated for whooping cough A new mother told of the terrifying moment she took her two-week-old baby to doctors with a chest infection to be told the youngster had whooping cough.
Health News: A pacemaker to stop premature births, a method to tackle chest pain and how milk and cabbage may prevent cancer | UPDATED: 19:27 GMT, 17 September 2012 Scientists have developed a birth ‘pacemaker’ to help prevent premature arrivals.
Why A&Es are failing Britain's children: Lylah's mother was told she had a tummy bug.
'It was an insight I never wanted to have into my job': The moment doctor was saved by his colleagues as he was run over while treating victims of three car pile up | UPDATED: 06:53 GMT, 3 September 2012 A doctor who was rushed to the scene of a three car pile up was rescued by members of his own team after a car ploughed into him at the side of the road.
Boy, two, has life-threatening clot hoovered out of his heart in world-first operation Doctors used mini-vacuum to clear out the blocked artery and restore blood flow to Albert's heart | UPDATED: 10:55 GMT, 8 August 2012 A boy who suffered a heart attack at the age of two was saved after doctors HOOVERED a deadly blood clot from his heart Albert Tansey has become the only child in the world to have the procedure, where a mini-vacuum is used to clear out the blocked artery and restore blood flow.
Girl, 3, diagnosed with hidden heart problem by a VET during pre-school sports day Vet asked the children to listen to each others hearts with a stethoscope during a talk about her jobHelper realised Penny had an unusual heart rhythm | UPDATED: 15:42 GMT, 27 July 2012 Penny, 3, pictured with mother Kate Riney, will have open-heart surgery in August Penny Cope seemed a healthy, happy three-year-old as she rushed around at her pre-school's sports day.
The nurses too busy to save a life: In this shocking – and revealing – diary, a nurse on a typical hospital ward says a lack of basic care and compassion by overworked staff is costing patients' lives | UPDATED: 08:39 GMT, 19 June 2012 The NHS at its best is brilliant, but a new book by a male nurse claims that too often it lets patients down, not through direct negligence, but due to small omissions and a lack of care and time that, added up, can have devastating results.