Disturbing reports continue to emerge around an NHS hospital in Essex. It has been alleged that Colchester General Hospital tampered with cancer data, and the Care Quality Commission has begun investigating allegations that the hospital tampered with waiting-time data to meet target figures.
In one of our recent posts, we discussed an egregious surgical error that occurred at Royal Liverpool Hospital in Merseyside. A patient was in hospital for a minor urological procedure, but a surgeon mistakenly performed a vasectomy. You can read more about the incident here.
They are called "never events" for good reason, and the list of them is long but nonetheless shocking when you consider their devastating effects. In the medical field, never events include but are not limited to the following: