STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

Strength in Numbers dedicated to my late mother Kay

More than 100,000 patients injured or killed by medical ‘blunders’ in the Welsh NHS since 2010, shock figures reveal

More than 100,000 patients have been injured or killed by medical “blunders” in the Welsh NHS since 2010, new figures have revealed.

Documents released under the Freedom of Information Act show that patients were injured on at least 102,807 separate occasions at Welsh hospitals, and an astonishing 1,742 of those led to major harm – or even death. On average, one Welsh NHS patient was harmed every 30 minutes as a result of doctors or nurses misusing drugs or equipment, making mistakes over paperwork or providing negligent treatment.

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http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/more-100000-patients-injured-killed-8796747

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