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Hospital compromised safety of its patients, report says

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7535.198-g (Published 26 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:198
  1. Adrian O'Dowd
  1. London

    A medical directorate at an NHS trust that failed to protect the safety of its patients is being completely overhauled, after a highly critical investigation was published this week.

    The report into the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust by England's health regulator, the Healthcare Commission, made 21 recommendations and insisted on four urgent actions.

    The investigation followed the conviction in 2004 of a former ward sister, Barbara Salisbury, on two counts of attempted murder. Ms Salisbury, who was given a five year jail sentence, was convicted in relation to incidents at Leighton …

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