The miracle bundle of joy born TWO WEEKS before the abortion time-limit

One of Britain’s most premature babies has defied the odds after surviving being born at just 22 weeks weighing 1lb 4oz.

Austin Douglas weighed the same as half a bag of sugar when he arrived 18 weeks early on March 31.

Doctors told his parents Helen, 30 and Rhys, 25, there was very little chance their son would survive after he was born smaller than his mother’s palm. Continue reading “The miracle bundle of joy born TWO WEEKS before the abortion time-limit”

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NHS pays out more than £100MILLION in compensation to families of patients who died in hospital because of medics’ blunders

The NHS has paid out more than £100million in compensation to the loved ones of patients who died as a result of medics’ blunders.

More than 20 families each week receive huge settlements as a result of negligent care which has ended in death.

New figures from the NHS show there have been more than 2,300 successful cases in the last two years where the family of patients have sued, winning a total of £108million in compensation. Continue reading “NHS pays out more than £100MILLION in compensation to families of patients who died in hospital because of medics’ blunders”

‘Chaotic and substandard’ care at Great Ormond Street Hospital led to agonising death of boy, 13, who needed half-hour operation

A teenage boy was left to die in agony after ‘chaotic and substandard’ care at Great Ormond Street Hospital, the parliamentary health service ombudsman ruled.

Arvind Jain, 13, died from malnutrition after waiting eight months for a routine 30-minute operation to insert a feeding tube into his stomach. Continue reading “‘Chaotic and substandard’ care at Great Ormond Street Hospital led to agonising death of boy, 13, who needed half-hour operation”

The cancer girl cured by the HIV virus: Seven-year-old makes extraordinary recovery after U.S. doctors re-wire her immune system to destroy leukaemia cells

In April this year, Emily Whitehead’s family had almost given up hope.

The brave six-year-old had been fighting leukaemia for two years, only to relapse for a second time during intensive chemotherapy treatment in February.

Doctors had exhausted all the traditional treatments as Emily could not remain in remission for long enough to attempt a bone marrow transplant. So her desperate parents, Kari and Tom, started looking at more radical options. Continue reading “The cancer girl cured by the HIV virus: Seven-year-old makes extraordinary recovery after U.S. doctors re-wire her immune system to destroy leukaemia cells”

I may have been wrong to condemn Christian B&B owners for banning gay couple because people with religious beliefs have rights too, says top judge

A judge who condemned a Christian couple for turning away gay guests from their hotel  yesterday said her decision may have been wrong.

Supreme Court deputy president Baroness Hale called for a rethink on religious and gay rights six months after she rejected the B&B owners’ arguments in a key test case. Continue reading “I may have been wrong to condemn Christian B&B owners for banning gay couple because people with religious beliefs have rights too, says top judge”

Would these children all still be alive if doctors had listened to their mothers’ instinct? Parents tell their heartbreaking stories

Joanne Hughes remembers her toddler Jasmine as a bright-eyed, funny little girl.

Her days were filled with trips to the swimming pool, and afternoons were spent curled up in her mother’s lap, reading favourite stories, in the 20 months they had together.

When Jasmine contracted what Joanne assumed was just a childhood sniffle, she wasn’t unduly worried at first. Within weeks, however, Jasmine had suffered catastrophic brain damage and was dead, leaving Joanne and her husband Jeff bereft. Continue reading “Would these children all still be alive if doctors had listened to their mothers’ instinct? Parents tell their heartbreaking stories”