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NHS news from Gloucester today

BBC NEWS | England | Gloucestershire | Maggots found on patient's face

A woman was shocked to find maggots crawling on her mother's face in a hospital's intensive care unit.
Nyree Ellison Anjos alerted staff at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital when she saw the larvae wriggling near a feeding tube attached to her mother's nose.
Christine Ellison died two days later, but the family is satisfied the maggot incident had no bearing.
The hospital has apologised to the family saying it was "an isolated and rare occurrence."

BBC NEWS | England | Gloucestershire | Hospital fails to spot broken arm

A hospital trust has apologised after failing to spot a seven-year-old girl had broken her arm.
Doctors at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital told Abigail Thomas's parents she should keep moving her "badly sprained shoulder."

If you live in Gloucester try and stay well, if you feel a bit dicky get a taxi to Wiltshire...

Comments

"Christine Ellison died two days later, but the family is satisfied the maggot incident had no bearing".

Instead they believe that a eugenics-crazed medical practitioner was responsible. Or an administrator desperate to get rid of a bed-blocker so his trust could meet one of Mr Blair's targets and get a gold star and double housepoints.

Quite frankly I'd rather put my trust in the local Sangoma than visit an NHS establishment nowadays.

RM

Well Tim, it's a bit like the ads on ClassicFM - no one wants to get sick when Doc Martin's in town. Only this isn't funny and it is frighteningly real! So much for our "improving" NHS with billions more gouing to waste in bureaucracy!

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