From BBC News “Hospitals reveal 750 ‘should never happen’ blunders” #ptsafety

“More than 750 patients have suffered after preventable mistakes in England’s hospitals over the past four years, a BBC investigation has found.

The incidents, such as operating on the wrong body part or leaving instruments inside patients, are categorised by the Department of Health as “never events”.

This means they are incidents that are so serious they should never happen.

NHS England admitted the figures were too high and said it had introduced new measures to ensure patient safety.”

Read the full story at BBC News – Hospitals reveal 750 ‘should never happen’ blunders.

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