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Man stranded in ERI for three months over care row

A MAN has been left languishing in mind-numbing boredom for three months on a hospital ward, despite the fact he should have left after three weeks.


NHS: Teams sent to hospitals after high death rates

Health officials were forced to step in to stop patients from being harmed at hospital trusts in England investigated over high mortality rates, it has emerged.


Nurse keeps job for two years despite blunders

A BLUNDERING nurse clung on to her job for more than two years despite making a catalogue of “incredible” errors while working on Lothian hospital wards.


Investigation after deaths linked to hospital drips

Scottish hospitals have been told to investigate whether any of their patients have died after being given a drip used to treat trauma victims.


Cancer drug taken longer greatly lowers risk of dying

Women with breast cancer should take the drug tamoxifen for ten years rather than five to reduce their risk of dying or the disease returning, research shows.


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