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Family Compensated Following Hospital Death

An English NHS Trust has agreed to pay substantial compensation to the family of a patient who died after receiving substandard care at one of its hospitals, reports the Mirror.

Christine Carpenter had already been diagnosed with terminal cancer when she attended the A&E department at Hull Royal Infirmary.

Her husband had highlighted to staff that the 61-year-old was disoriented, and shouldn’t be left unattended. However, she was left for more than seven hours on a hospital trolley, where she became dehydrated and eventually fell from the trolley and broke her hip.

She underwent surgery to repair the broken hip, but infection set in and she sadly died two months later.

The hospital admitted liability and a spokesperson said that changes had been made to reduce the risk of a similar incident happening again in the future, reports the Mirror.

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