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Hospitals accused of wrongly amputating 14 patients

Hospitals accused of wrongly amputating 14 patients

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Hospitals in UK The patients were accused of wrongly performing more than 14 body parts. Last Tuesday (5), six new cases were confirmed in addition to the eight already registered.

According to a report in a British newspaper glass, Teaching hospitals York This is Scarborough An NHS trust trust has admitted to accidentally amputating six patients' limbs in the past three years. This is the highest number ever recorded in any NHS (National Health Service) organization in the United Kingdom.

The NHS refers to these types of incidents “Never Events”, events that should not happen. These are defined as “If healthcare providers had implemented existing national guidance or safety recommendations, serious and often preventable patient safety incidents may not have occurred.”

Other cases

In addition to the already confirmed cases, five new cases have been confirmed by Medway NHS Foundation Trust. One amputation in 2021, three in 2022 and one in 2023.

In the city Nuneatonat EnglandThree cases have been confirmed by The George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, two of them in 2020 and another in 2023.

A further three cases have been confirmed at East Kent Hospitals University Trust. Great Western Hospitals NHS Trust confirmed two more amputations due to negligence. Wiltshire.

In addition, one negligent amputation was confirmed at each of the following hospitals: North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, The Royal Orthopedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Several NHS trusts would not confirm the exact figures, saying they had concerns about patient confidentiality.

* Text under the supervision of Tomas Bellumini