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formerly Mayday University Hospital

NHS Updates

    News story: Investigation report into Morecambe Bay published

    NHS updates

    The Morecambe Bay Investigation was established by Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, in September 2013. It was set up in response to a series of maternal and neonatal deaths at the Trust between January 2004 and June 2013.

    The report published today (3 March 2015) found 20 instances of significant or major failings of care at Furness General Hospital, associated with 3 maternal deaths and the deaths of 16 babies. It concludes that different clinical care would have been expected to prevent the death of 1 mother and 11 babies.

    The report describes failures at almost every level.

    There are some actions that will be implemented imm...

    News story: Investigation report into Morecambe Bay published

    NHS updates

    The Morecambe Bay Investigation was established by Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, in September 2013. It was set up in response to a series of maternal and neonatal deaths at the Trust between January 2004 and June 2013.

    The report published today (3 March 2015) found 20 instances of significant or major failings of care at Furness General Hospital, associated with 3 maternal deaths and the deaths of 16 babies. It concludes that different clinical care would have been expected to prevent the death of 1 mother and 11 babies.

    The report describes failures at almost every level.

    There are some actions that will be implemented imm...

    News story: Investigation report into Morecambe Bay published

    NHS updates

    The Morecambe Bay Investigation was established by Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, in September 2013. It was set up in response to a series of maternal and neonatal deaths at the Trust between January 2004 and June 2013.

    The report published today (3 March 2015) found 20 instances of significant or major failings of care at Furness General Hospital, associated with 3 maternal deaths and the deaths of 16 babies. It concludes that different clinical care would have been expected to prevent the death of 1 mother and 11 babies.

    The report describes failures at almost every level.

    There are some actions that will be implemented imm...

    Statement to Parliament: The Morecambe Bay Investigation

    NHS updates

    With your permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the independent investigation into the care of mothers and babies at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, which is being published today.

    I commissioned this report in September 2013 because I believed there were vital issues that needed to be addressed following serious incidents in maternity services provided by the Trust dating back to 2004.

    There is no greater pain than for a parent to lose a child – and to do so knowing it was because of mistakes that we now know were covered up makes the agony even worse. Nothing we say or do today can tak...

    Statement to Parliament: The Morecambe Bay Investigation

    NHS updates

    With your permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the independent investigation into the care of mothers and babies at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, which is being published today.

    I commissioned this report in September 2013 because I believed there were vital issues that needed to be addressed following serious incidents in maternity services provided by the Trust dating back to 2004.

    There is no greater pain than for a parent to lose a child – and to do so knowing it was because of mistakes that we now know were covered up makes the agony even worse. Nothing we say or do today can tak...

    Statement to Parliament: The Morecambe Bay Investigation

    NHS updates

    With your permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the independent investigation into the care of mothers and babies at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, which is being published today.

    I commissioned this report in September 2013 because I believed there were vital issues that needed to be addressed following serious incidents in maternity services provided by the Trust dating back to 2004.

    There is no greater pain than for a parent to lose a child – and to do so knowing it was because of mistakes that we now know were covered up makes the agony even worse. Nothing we say or do today can tak...

    Coffee can 'cut risks of heart attack' claims

    NHS updates

    "Three coffees a day cuts the risk of heart disease and strokes," the Daily Mirror reports.

    A large study of 25,000 adults from South Korea has found that people who drink between three and five cups of coffee per day were less likely to have the first signs of coronary heart disease.

    This is a condition where atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) restricts the supply of blood to the heart. In some ca...

    Is long-term paracetamol use not as safe as we thought?

    NHS updates

    "Daily paracetamol could raise the risk of heart attacks, stroke and early death," the Mail Online reports.

    A new review of previous observational studies found that long-term use of paracetamol was linked with a small increased risk of adverse events such as heart attacks, gastrointestinal bleeds (bleeding inside the digestive system) and