Derriford Hospital spot checks

The health watchdog is carrying out unnannounced inspections at Plymouth's Derriford Hospital following a series of blunders.

Unannounced inspection at Derriford Hospital

Inspectors have turned up unnannounced at Plymouth's Derriford Hospital, following a series of blunders. It's been revealed that eight so-called 'never' events happened at the hospital in the past 18 months.

These are mistakes that should never happen, such as operating on the wrong part of someone's body.

Bob Cruwys reports:

Health watchdog checks Derriford Hospital

Derriford Hospital in Plymouth Credit: ITV Westcountry

The health watchdog is carrying out unnannounced inspections at Plymouth's Derriford Hospital following a series of blunders.

It's been revealed that eight so-called never events happened at the hospital in the past 18 months. These are mistakes that should never happen such as operating on the wrong part of someone's body.

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