Mid Staffs Trust fined £200,000 over death of diabetic patient

The Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust has been fined £200,000 after pleading guilty to failings in care which led to the death of a 66-year-old diabetic woman who was not given insulin.

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£200k fine for Mid Staffs after diabetic woman's death

Gillian Astbury died after she was not given insulin Credit: Anthony Collins Solicitors/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The trust which runs stafford hospital has been fined £200,000 for failures in care which led to the death of a diabetic patient in 2007.

Gillian Astbury died after nurses failed to give her insulin. Stafford Crown Court heard how there was a systematic failure in providing proper handovers between nursing shifts and proper record keeping. As a result nurses failed to give the essential medication Ms Astburyneeded.

The judge said it was a wholly avoidable and tragic death of a vulnerable patient who was admitted to hospital for care but died because of a lack of it.

Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has also been ordered to pay £27,000 in costs.

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