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Coroner hits out over care of Russells Hall patient who suffered ‘unnecessary pain’

My comment… How many more times will we read ” Following the inquest, Beverley Parkes, Mrs Jones’ sister, said “We just hope that lessons have been learned ” But Lessons are never learned!!! this keeps on happening. Joanna

Black Country coroner Zafar Siddique said staff at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley could have done more to ease the suffering of Medina Jones, who had been diagnosed with the rare condition calciphylaxis, which affects patients with kidney disease and results in chronic non-healing wounds. An inquest at Smethwick Council House heard a series of concerns raised by Anna Diamond, the lawyer representing Mrs Jones’ family, that her wounds had not been dressed properly, while a tissue viability nurse had not been involved early enough in her care. Tissue viability is a specialism in wound prevention and management. Other issues included the fact she was moved between wards and there appeared to be a lack of communication between departments.

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http://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-news/2015/01/22/coroner-hits-out-over-care-of-russells-hall-patient-who-suffered-unnecessary-pain/

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Senior Black Country coroner Zafar Siddique

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