A young woman died in hospital during an operation after doctors punctured her neck while inserting a drip.Source: Metro
Sally Thompson, 20, lost two litres of blood after the neck puncture and had to wait nearly two hours before she could receive a blood transfusion.
The doctor failed to follow NHS guidelines when inserting the drip and punctured her jugular vein.
Doctors at Manchester Royal Infirmary then requested blood from the hospital but none arrived until one hour and 45 minutes later.
Ms Thompson, an administration assistant from Middleton, had a rare blood disorder and went to hospital feeling weak.
Dr Jaydeep Mandel decided to use a central venous catheter to insert drugs but should have used ultra-sound equipment, according to guidelines.
"It beggars belief that the ultrasound equipment was there and could have saved a life but wasn't used. The guidelines were in place to stop something like this happening."