Family say they were fobbed off by hospital after blunder
The family of a woman who died in hospital after being given FIFTY times the correct dose of insulin claim they're being fobbed off because she was elderly. Joan Payne was 84 when she died a day after being admittted to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
An inquest found that while the mistake DID happen, it didn't cause Joan's death as she was already so ill - but her family say the hospital should compensate for the blunder. Watch Natalie Gray's report.
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital's NHS Foundation Trust has launched an appeal to raise £600,000. The money will be used to treat more cancer patients with a type of radiotherapy which reduces treatment times and also means some patients can be treated closer to home.
The money raised through the Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal will also be used to reconfigure some of the existing rooms in the Colney Centre and to provide state-of-the-art facilities for people undergoing internal radiotherapy.
The new facilities will also allow more patients to benefit from the treatment.