Hospital chiefs have been forced to apologise after a mother with a brain haemorrhage died when she was sent home with painkillers.Source: Daily Mail
York Hospitals NHS Trust has paid 'significant' compensation to the family of Dawn Liddell, 42, who collapsed and died four days after the consultation. Dawn would have had an 80-85 per cent chance of survival if she had been sent for a CT scan and then gone into a neurological unit for treatment.
Instead, she was sent home and told to contact her GP if her symptoms continued. Days later, she collapsed and died from a second haemorrhage after going back into hospital. Her mother Beryl says the treatment today is worse than in the 60s, when she had a haomorrhage and was rushed to hospital immediately where it was diagnosed.
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