[Blog Post] – From Express.com: THESE medical events should NEVER happen but hospital trust records SEVEN in a year.


“The trust which runs the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath, in Mid Sussex, reported seven ‘never events’ in 2015, including four incidents where surgeons operated on the wrong part of a patient’s body. Professor Sir Mike Richards, chief inspector of hospitals said: ”The trust reported seven never events - five of which were at RSCH - between Jan 2015 and Jan 2016, all seven were attributed to surgery and four of which were related to wrong site surgery incidents".” Read the full story here. 

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