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Mother, whose daughter died from mad cow disease criticises report

Claire McVey died from CJD at 15 years-old Credit: ITV News West Country

The mother of a girl who died after being treated for the human form of mad cow disease at Frenchay hospital has welcomed a new report criticising the Government's approach to variant CJD. Annie McVey's daughter Claire died at the age of fifteen. A report by a committee of MPs says there is still a risk of the disease being transmitted by blood transfusion and during surgery and warns the Government has developed a casual attitude to the illness.

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Frenchay staff 'fabulously well organised' for A&E move

Tonight is the last night that the Accident and Emergency Department at Frenchay Hospital near Bristol will be fully open. The department is due to close at 2am on Monday morning as new facility in the £430 million Brunel building at Southmead begins to take on emergencies.

Ambulances will be diverted to the Bristol Royal Infirmary for around five hours while the handover takes place.

The beginning of the end for Frenchay

It's been the beginning of the end for one the region's major hospitals today. The first patients moved out of Frenchay Hospital this morning and by the end of the month all services there will be gone.

The Barbara Russell Children's Unit was first to make the move and staff were in early to ensure the smooth transfer of young patients - and to say farewell to a place many have called a second home for years.

Wesley Smith was there as the move got underway:-

First patients move out of Frenchay Hospital

Today marks the beginning of the end for one of the region's major hospitals. The first patients moved out of Frenchay Hospital this morning and by the end of the month all services there will be gone.

The Barbara Russell Children's Unit was first to make the move. Staff were in early to ensure the smooth transfer of young patients and say farewell to a place many have called a second home for years.

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