CQC to change inspections

The Care Quality Commission is set to introduce radical changes to the way hospitals in England are inspected. Following on from the review carried out by Sir Bruce Keogh, it will be introduced by the end of the month.

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Patient's wife criticises Basildon care over 'failings'

Lynn Harvey's husband Phil died in October 2010 following complications from a triple heart bypass operation in September 2009 at Basildon Hospital's cardio unit.

Mrs Harvey claims that her husband caught an infection in his leg following the operation, and has criticised the treatment he received as being blase and hampered by unneccessary delay.

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