Family gets apology from NHS

The trust which runs the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch has apologised to the family of a diabetic who died after staff failed to carry out a blood glucose check. Margaret Pitt was treated at the hospital in 2010.

Full report: Blood test could have saved life of diabetic

A simple blood test could have saved the life of a diabetic woman who died after a nurse failed to monitor her diabetes properly.

Margaret Pitt, who was fifty-five, suffered brain damage because her glucose levels weren't checked.

The NHS Trust has apologised and paid compensation and Mrs Pitt's husband says lessons must be learnt, as he learns live without her.

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Family responds to NHS apology

The husband of a woman who died because her glucose levels weren't checked in hospital says he feels no malice.

A blood test could have saved the life of Margaret Pitt who died after a nurse failed to properly monitor her diabetes.

Fifty-five, suffered brain damage because her glucose levels weren't checked at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch. The NHS Trust has apologised and paid compensation.

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Apology from NHS for family of diabetic

The trust which runs the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch has apologised to the family of a diabetic who died after staff failed to carry out a blood glucose check.

Margaret Pitt, who was 50, suffered an irreversible brain injury while being treated at the hospital in November 2010.

"We are pleased that a settlement has been reached. Following our internal investigation and the inquest into Mrs Pitt's death in June 2012, a number of improvements have been made to our clinical processes and our staff training programmes to ensure that these mistakes don't happen again. We again offer Mrs Pitt's family our unreserved apologies over the failures identified in Mrs Pitt's care."

– Chris Tidman, Deputy Chief Executive of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust