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Nurses at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust have been disciplined with one suspended after the trust revealed a patient had been discharged with a cannula left in their arm.
The trust has declared the incident, which happened in early April, as a local “never event”.
After investigating some of the incidents the trust found a discharge checklist completed by nurses in several of the incidents had been ticked to say the cannula had been removed when it had not.
Are the mistakes at Mid Staffs a rareity or more common than people let on?
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