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Police investigate suspicious hospital deaths

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 13 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:930
  1. Owen Dyer

    A nurse is under investigation by the Northumbria police after a series of suspicious deaths in the intensive care unit of the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne. The hospital's internal inquiry in February found a senior nursing sister guilty of gross misconduct and suspended her immediately, before sacking her in March. The hospital's solicitor then contacted the coroner Leonard Coyle, who then called in the police.

    Four patients are now …

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