Tuesday 12 January 2010

Doctor admits failure over death of Bupa boss at her own hospital

It's not just the NHS that kills people...
A doctor admitted incompetence after a woman died following surgery to remove a kidney stone at a private hospital.

Carmel Bloom, 54, developed septicaemia and suffered multiple organ failure after the operation at the Bupa (now Spire) Roding Hospital in Ilford, in August 2002.
Consultant John Hines and anaesthetist Dr Paul Timmis faced a General Medical Council hearing over the treatment they provided to Ms Bloom, who was employed as a health controller at the Roding.

Dr Timmis admitted he took a series of inappropriate steps which worsened Ms Bloom's condition....

Dr Timmis admitted that his level of care fell below the standard expected of a consultant of his experience. However, Mr Hines denied the care that he provided was inappropriate or incompetent. The hearing continues.
Source: The Evening Standard.

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