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Coroner rules Addenbrooke's hospital is not guilty of gross negligence following death of grandfather

  • Video report by ITV News Anglia's Kate Prout

A coroner has ruled that Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge is not guilty of gross negligence following the death of a grandfather from Norfolk.

John Brackenbury died on 2nd December 2016 after being admitted to hospital with a brain haemorrhage. Another patient was given priority for emergency surgery and Mr Brackenbury died three days later.

"We were told they are the gods, they're the specialists. We can do no more, West Suffolk said, they will look after him. And they didn't. He went there, got there Tuesday evening and he sat int hat same bed until he had another bleed and arrested on that Friday. It was just the most awful, tragic thing that I can describe to you that has happened, in my entire life. And we couldn't get any answers"

– Jenny Dunk, John's daughter

Norfolk coroner, Yvonne Blake, said the hospital had improved it's staffing numbers and communication but she would be writing to managers there with recommendations for improvements.