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Council social services bosses have apologised to a mother-of-three who says she went through "five months of absolute hell" after limits were unfairly placed on when she could see her children. Lawyers representing the woman say Cumbria County Council staff wrongly restricted the amount of contact she could have with…
Social services bosses at a London council have been criticised by a judge over the way they handled a case involving a severely-disabled Colombian woman who was living in England but wanted to be cared for in South America. Mr Justice Newton said the woman had suffered a cardiac arrest…
A nursery in Paisley has must make urgent improvements in the quality of care and learning experienced by children, inspectors have warned.The Care Inspectorate has served a formal Improvement Notice on Angels Day Nursery following an inspection which raised concerns.The notice lists six areas which require urgent improvement including staffing…
Children with cancer are having to travel twice as far and spend twice as much on journeys for treatment than adults, research has revealed. Children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent found young cancer patients and their families face average travel costs of £180 a month for their "cancer commute" of getting…
Dozens of cases of poor care have reportedly been found at a maternity unit already under investigation for failing families. More than 60 babies and mothers are feared to have died or suffered serious injuries at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust, according to the Health Service Journal (HSJ). Senior midwife…
Nearly a quarter of ambulance trusts have no systems for holding advance care plans for patients, a charity has warned. Compassion in Dying, which helps people prepare for the end of life, said this could result in paramedics not being aware of, and therefore failing to respect, a patient's stated…
A custody sergeant accused of breaching police standards by authorising the strip search of a philosophy lecturer who went limp and refused to give her name has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Konstancja Duff (pictured) claimed she was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and flashbacks following her detention at a…
Older hospital patients with dementia may be "suffering in silence" because they are unable to communicate the pain they are in, a new study suggests. Experts from the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department at University College London set out to investigate the link between pain and delirium among people…
A care at home service in Edinburgh must make urgent improvements to the care experienced by older people, the Care Inspectorate has warned. The Care Inspectorate served a formal Improvement Notice on Highland Care Agency Home Care & Support Services following an inspection which raised serious concerns. The notice lists…
A bad Brexit deal could "jeopardise patient care" in hospitals, nurses have warned. In a letter to party leaders, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) claimed Brexit poses an "immediate risk to the provision of safe and effective care". The warning comes as the RCN calls on all political parties…
England has been "left behind in the race" to resolve its social care funding problems, a charity has warned. Age UK said an entire generation of elderly people had "lost out" after various proposed care reforms had been left to "gather dust". The comments come after a new report compared…
A grieving mother made a heartfelt plea for Stormont's politicians to get back to work as she told a protest rally how her dying daughter was forced to spend 24 hours in an overwhelmed A&E ward. Revealing how her terminally ill and partially paralysed daughter Angela had to spend a…
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