A hospital has apologised after a patient died after being given too many sedatives. Seventy-six-year-old Peter Ryley, from Long Eaton, died in 2011 at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, after falling over and injuring his head.
Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre has apologised after the death of an elderly man with dementia who was given too many sedatives.
Peter Ryley, who was 76 and from Long Eaton, died after falling while on sedatives in January 2011. Last week, the trust which runs the hospital was one of 18 identified as 'high risk' by the Chief Inspector of Hospitals. Lee Comley reports.
I wish to reiterate the trust's sincere apologies to his family...We thoroughly investigated the cause of the fall and the family's concerns about his care...we need to make sure we can learn from this and that it doesn't happen again.