Ombudsman 'slams' Basildon Hospital over death of woman

Basildon Hospital in Essex has been seriously criticised for the way it treated a disabled patient.

The Health Service Ombudsman says the hospital missed "any opportunity" to save the life of Tina Papalabropoulos, who was 23 and had diabetes, epilepsy, dwarfism and learning difficulties.

She died at the hospital in 2009 after being admitted with pneumonia.

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Report 'slams' Basildon Hospital

Basildon Hospital has been criticised by the Health Service Ombudsman for "missing any opportunity" to save the life of a 23-year-old patient who died at the hospital in 2009. The hospital is under investigation for higher-than-expected death rates.