Other health stories

A public trial for Nurse Beverly Allitt but the NHS goes into hiding

The Guardian, February 15 1993

At ten o'clock this morning, a 24-year-old nurse is due to step into the dock at Nottingham Crown Court for the beginning of a trial which has already been the focus of extraordinary emotion, media interest and political manoeuvre.

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The truth about Nurse Beverly Allitt - the official version

February 12 1994

Truth was the first casualty on Ward Four after Grantham Hospital finally called in Lincolnshire police to investigate the mysterious deaths and collapses on their childrens' ward in the Spring of 1991. Yesterday's report by Sir Cecil Clothier has only partially healed the damage.

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The mental health worker who was killed by neglect

The Guardian, May 28 1994

Last summer, a couple of months before she died, Georgina Robinson had an odd conversation with her brother, Julian. They were driving home to their parents' house together and they started talking about Georgina's work, helping the mentally ill at a small specialist centre in Torbay in south Devon.

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Poor Places series 3 - the doctor's surgery

The Guardian, July 19 1995

At first, when she walks in to see Dr Dowson, her problem seems quite clear: she has two small boys who are as mad as monkeys. They slide and wrestle around the floor, they yell and scream, they drag anything loose off Dr Dowson's desk and start a tug-of-war with his stethoscope, while she sits with her shoulders slumped and says that she gets headaches and needs some tablets.

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Nurses for sale - never mind the quality

The Guardian, January 11 1999

BRITAIN'S biggest nursing agency is hiring out nurses to hospitals despite complaints that they are incompetent or even mentally unstable.

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