Month: December 2016
According to a recent NHS report, numerous mothers and babies tragically died at NHS hospitals in Manchester and Oldham.
The medical review was carried out in June by the maternity director, Deborah Carter, at the Pennine Acute Hospital Trusts, which operates North Manchester General and Royal Oldham hospitals. The report highlighted that mothers and babies were dying due to ‘clinical errors, poor staff attitudes and chronic shortages’. Ms Carter highlighted that negligence caused a ‘string of avoidable deaths and long-term injuries caused by failures over many years’.
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As gynaecology is the care of the female reproductive organs, it’s understandably a very sensitive subject.
Its scope can include investigating fertility problems, different types of contraception, any medical disorders (such a polycystic ovaries), issues relating to the menopause, pregnancy problems (such as miscarriage,) and illnesses like ovarian cancer.
It’s therefore a very important thing for medical professionals to get right, as getting it wrong can lead to serious and often life changing problems.
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Meningitis is a deadly disease where the protective membrane that surrounds the brain and the spinal cord becomes infected. It can come in two forms: viral and bacterial.
Viral meningitis can be less serious and generally gets better by itself, and can be treated at home. If it is bacterial, however, it can be very serious indeed.
If it’s not treated quickly it can lead to partial or full loss of hearing or vision, possible amputation of limbs that have been affected, epilepsy, and co-ordination and balance problems.
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