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Inquest begins into death of 4-year-old Nottingham boy

Harry Procko died in June 2014 Credit: ITV News Central

The inquest is due to being into the death of a four year old boy who died two days after being discharged from Nottingham Children's hospital.

Harry Procko was treated in June 2014 for a stomach bug at the children's hospital based in the city's Queen's Medical Centre.

The family claim that Harry was misdiagnosed and consequently died only days after being discharged and his parents, Richard Clements and Maria Procko, are demanding answers into their son's death and are calling for urgent changes in hospital procedures.

Duchess to open Nottingham children's cancer unit

The Duchess of York will be among the guests opening a new children's cancer and neurosciences ward and teenage cancer trust unit at Nottingham Children's Hospital today.

The Duchess of York will be opening the unit Credit: Doug Peters/Doug PeteDoug Peters/Doug Peters/ Empics Entertainment rs/ Empics Entertainment

The development has cost £4.7 million and has been part funded by the Teenage Cancer Trust of which Sarah, Duchess of York is a patron.


Life-saving East Midlands project wins award

A partnership project between Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, East Midlands Ambulance Service and Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service (LIVES) has been shortlisted for a national award as teams from the the three organisations join forces to take patients to hospital.

Three teams have been working together to take patients to hospital Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

For the past 9 months, firefighters in Long Sutton, Woodhall Spa and Stamford have been supporting and working with paramedics by taking more than 170 patients with life-threatening conditions to hospital

Campaigners react to news of fifth consultant resignation at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch

A fifth consultant has resigned from the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, a week after the health watchdog criticised patient safety at the Trust which runs it.

It follows the resignation of four consultants running the Accident and Emergency services earlier this year. At the time they cited pressure and changes to working practices, concerns the Trust said weren't shared by other colleagues.

Today the Trust confirmed the resignation saying "The consultant has offered to continue to treat patients and support the Trust and we are considering this."

Neil Stote is from the campaign group, Save the Alex.

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