facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

England hospital's deaths lead to reforms

Jan. 6, 2013 at 11:16 AM   |   Comments

LONDON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Officials said the appalling report on the Stafford Hospital in Britain will lead to additional regulations of employees and the National Health Service.

The Sunday Telegraph said the report identified 1,200 people who died needlessly at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust in horrific conditions.

The chairman of the National Health Service, Robert Francis, is set to deliver a statement condemning the incidents and calling for increased regulations.

The Sunday Telegraph said that Francis will ask for greater regulation of managers, more training for nurses and assistants and a complete overhaul of the supervision process.

The report of the Stafford Hospital included accounts of patients being left thirsty and starving in soiled bed sheets, as well as doctors being diverted from critically ill patients to deal with less serious cases.

The Sunday Telegraph said managers at Stafford have replaced nurses with unregistered healthcare assistants in an attempt to cut costs.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Iranian woman accused of killing attempted rapist executed Iranian woman accused of killing attempted rapist executed
2
Terry Keenan, former CNN, Fox News anchor, dead at 53 Terry Keenan, former CNN, Fox News anchor, dead at 53
3
California officer allegedly stole nude photos during arrest California officer allegedly stole nude photos during arrest
4
California Marine dies in Islamic State mission in Iraq California Marine dies in Islamic State mission in Iraq
5
Canada reflects on a week of domestic terror Canada reflects on a week of domestic terror
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback