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

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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.