Partially-sighted patient fell from open window

Source: on 2009-10-30 11:46:00

Harwich magistrates have ordered a primary care trust (PCT) that failed to meet NHS safety standards to pay £14,972 after an elderly, partially-sighted patient fell out of an open first floor window.The retired 68-year-old, who was mentally impaired after four strokes, was staying at North East Essex PCT's Clacton & District Hospital in Clacton-on-Sea when the incident happened in March 2008. He fell around 4.3 metres out of the open ...

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