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Concerns over three previous deaths
12:04pm Friday 8th March 2013 in News
CORONER Keith Wiseman’s comments on the death of Lesley Woodward comes as another blow for health officials after the Daily Echo this week revealed huge concerns over patient care at Southampton General Hospital.
As we reported on Monday, Mr Wiseman said dad-of-three David Adams, below, should not have died at Southampton General Hospital four days after an accident at home.
Mr Adams, 53, slipped in the bathroom at his Hedge End home and hit his side on the toilet as he fell. He was taken to the hospital but was discharged after an X-ray revealed no internal bleeding but possible fractured ribs.
A blood test taken on admission to hospital was not available for five hours.
He suffered a cardiac arrest as the blood results were received and died.
Mr Wiseman previously said the hospital had fallen “well below” the standard of care entitled to cancer patient Nigel James, 67, below, also reported by the Daily Echo.
And we reported the inquest into the death of Hazel Ladbrooke, 57, below, which heard how emergency equipment at the hospital failed to work properly as doctors battled to save her life.