Friday, 27 March 2009

Patient unlawfully killed by insulin OD

A diabetic pensioner who died after being injected with 10 times too much insulin by a newly-qualified nurse was unlawfully killed, a coroner ruled today.

Community nurse Joanne Evans was not present at Cardiff Coroners' Court to hear the verdict in relation to the death of 85-year-old Margaret Thomas from Pontypool, South Wales. Cardiff coroner Mary Hassell said it was with a heavy heart she returned her verdict but Ms Evans' actions had been "more than cavalier".

The coroner also criticised Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust for which Ms Evans had been working at the time.
Source: The Metro