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Over 15,000 patients experience 'avoidable harm' per month


Indeed, when will we learn ? "Never Events" should never happen it is not rocket science. Patients should never have heir abdomen/chest/hip or any other operative site closed before ALL instruments and swabs are accounted for. Wrong site surgery is avoidable. If checks reveal a discrepancy then surgery should be postponed until clarification is obtained. I must have placed , successfully, many hundreds of NG tubes. Anyone who utilises a NG tube before its placement is confirmed is guilty of malpractice. As I near the end of my career I am saddened by the increasing load of evidence which points toward incompetence of supposed professionals.

Posted date

9 May, 2013

Posted time

5:51 pm