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MP wants enquiry after dementia patient rescued from canal

An MP is calling for an inquiry after a dementia patient was sent home in a taxi from the Manchester Royal Infirmary and had to be rescued from a canal.

Neville Tyldesley, who's 80 and blind, is thought to have stumbled into the water at Holland Street in Miles Platting. He was rescued by a passing jogger.

80 year old Neville Tyldsley had to rescued from a canal Credit: MEN Syndication

Manchester Central MP Lucy Powell says she wants a full investigation into exactly what happened.

Since the case involving Mr Tydesley came to light the family of another patient has also told the Manchester Evening News that an 83-year-old woman, also suffering from dementia, was sent home in a pre-paid taxi without a house key and while still wearing a hospital gown.

A spokesperson for the hospital says it's taken statements from staff as part of an investigation.


Midwife awaits ruling in Joshua Titcombe case

Joshua Titcombe

A midwife from Cumbria will find out her fate later after a panel ruled she had a case to answer over a baby's death. Gretta Dixon will appear before the Nursing and Midwifery Council over the case of Joshua Titcombe who died at Furness General Hospital, Barrow in 2008 when he was just nine days old.

The case was brought after a report said the maternity unit was "seriously dysfunctional".

Isle of Man junior doctors get no changes to contracts

Junior doctors play a significant role in the delivery of care on the Isle of Man, both at Noble’s Hospital and GP practices. Credit: Isle of Man Government

Junior doctors on the Isle of Man will not see changes to their contracts of employment.

Those who are employed under the Department of Health and Social Care, who work both in Nobles Hospital and GP surgeries, will not have their terms and conditions changed like doctors in England.

Changes in England will mean doctors will be paid less for working weekends to create a "seven-day service". This has been met with disagreement by the British Medical Association.

Health and Social Care minister Howard Quayle said that no changes would mean that the Isle of Man's tradition of working with doctors and their representative would continue:

Junior doctors in England face the new Credit: PA

We have to strike a delicate balance with our terms and conditions for employees. This means making sure that our rates of pay and benefits represent value for money for the taxpayer whilst enabling us to attract and retain talented health and social care professionals. I think our current arrangements have that balance right.

– Health and Social Care minister Howard Quayle
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