Trust’s action over blunders

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THE HOSPITAL trust behind a catalogue of errors that caused a doctor to die has said it has taken action after the tragedy.

As reported in The News yesterday, Dr Richard Sanderson died at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, last March, aged 63.

Dr Sanderson went to QA on three occasions after he developed complications from a double hernia operation, that took place at the Independent Sector Treatment Centre, at the former St Mary’s Hospital, in Milton.

An inquest heard how four consultants failed to communicate in order to treat Dr Sanderson.

Recording a narrative verdict, Coroner David Horsley noted that ‘there was no continuity in his care’.

As a result the former Drayton Surgery GP died from multiple organ failure. Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs QA, said changes have been made to the system. A trust spokesman said: ‘The trust was saddened by the death of Dr Richard Sanderson and condolences are offered to the family.

‘A full and thorough investigation immediately took place following Dr Sanderson’s death – the results of which were fully shared with the family last year.

‘The trust has taken action on the results of this investigation.’

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Recording a narrative verdict, Coroner David Horsley noted that ‘there was no continuity in his car.’

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