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NHS pays £13 million after botched births left siblings with cerebral palsy

After a two-decade legal fight the health service has finally agreed to pay compensation to a family left devastated by medical negligency

A mother has won a £13 million legal battle against the NHS after hospital blunders 17 months apart left two of her children with cerebral palsy. Paula McKay was left devastated in 1991 when daughter Natasha was born severely disabled after she was starved of oxygen during her birth at the former Sharoe Green Hospital in Preston in Lancashire. But just 17 months later her son Patrick suffered a similar botched delivery which left him needing constant care. It was months before doctors admitted there was a problem, telling his mother he was simply a ‘lazy little boy.’

Now after a legal fight lasting more than two decades Mrs McKay’s has been awarded a multi-million pay-out on behalf of her children. She is believed to be the first person to be the victim of two such catastrophic errors, made by the same hospital maternity team.

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Paula McKay and her children Natasha and Patrick Jackson

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“My beloved Daughter by Ash Raye”

On the 1st February I posted a truly heartbreaking account with such a shocking video of Kayleigh  “My beloved Daughter by Ash Raye”

I am posting an article published in The Peterbough Telegraph today regarding Ash and Steve’s daughter Kayleigh and I have their permission to post the letter they received which apologies for gaps in Kayleigh’s medical records, lack of regular weighing and recording of fluid intake and output. It also apologises for failing to ensure a call bell was within easy reach of Kayleigh and agreed that a “do not attempt resuscitation” form had been incorrectly completed.”  


Peterborough City Hospital apology following death of 23-year-old woman

The family of a young woman who died at the age of 23 has received an apology from Peterborough City Hospital bosses after complaints about her care.  Kayleigh Compton died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, where she was sent after being admitted to Peterborough City Hospital in February 2013. She had suffered severe weight loss, which lead to medical complications and admissions to a number of hospitals on a number of occasions. She died on February 20 having collapsed six days previously.

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Response re Compton case

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