OAP died after fall in hospital

A PENSIONER died after falling and banging his head while in hospital care, an inquest heard.

Charley Stringer died from a brain haemorrhage after suffering a blow to his right temple, Bolton Coroner’s Court was told.

The 82-year-old was admitted to hospital on October 27, 2012, following a fall at his home in Purcell Close, Brownlow Fold.

During his treatment on the C4 ward at the Royal Bolton Hospital, staff recorded two falls, but Mr Stringer’s family said they believed he could have fallen a third time.

Mr Stringer fell on the ward floor on the night of November 2, but it had not been witnessed by hospital staff.

On November 13, Mr Stringer had another fall at about 4.35am when getting out of bed.

He was examined by doctors but showed no sign of external injury and was put under neurological observations.

Consultant physician Dr Mayen Egbe said: “At 15.07 when Mr Stringer was visited by a doctor, it was recorded that it was clear there was a bruise to the right temple.”

Later that evening, Mr Stringer became unconscious.

The next day, he was still unconscious and was being given intravenous antibiotics.

He died in the early hours of the morning on November 15.

Claire Walsh, Mr Stringer’s niece, said she had raised concerns about the number of times her uncle had fallen in the hospital.

Mrs Walsh said: “The nurse in charge on November 14 said there was no way he had had a third fall and was just interested in sorting her notes out.

“She said he had been under observation so much and even asked a patient on the bed opposite whether he had seen anything. I thought it was very insensitive that the nurse seemed more concerned about her notes than speaking to the family.”

During the inquest ward matron Felicia Onwudike apologised to Mrs Walsh for the nurse’s behaviour.

Assistant deputy coroner Alison Mutch went through all of Mr Stringer’s notes with the matron to determine whether there had been a third fall.

In a narrative verdict, Mrs Mutch gave the cause of death as a brain haemorrhage caused by the fall on November 13 and sclerosis of the liver.

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1:37pm Fri 8 Feb 13

boltonnut says...

I don't think Mutch of the the diagnoses of this unfortunate death.It's like saying someone died because of gunshot to the brain and cancer.Unprofessiona
l and ambiguous.Make up your mind.
I don't think Mutch of the the diagnoses of this unfortunate death.It's like saying someone died because of gunshot to the brain and cancer.Unprofessiona l and ambiguous.Make up your mind. boltonnut
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7:38pm Sat 9 Feb 13

billie123 says...

It appears that the hospital must use this excuse all the time, If the nurses haven't seen anything and other patients haven't seen anything then its not happened. absolutely disgusting !!!!!
It appears that the hospital must use this excuse all the time, If the nurses haven't seen anything and other patients haven't seen anything then its not happened. absolutely disgusting !!!!! billie123
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11:47am Mon 18 Feb 13

simmo707 says...

BROKEN BRITAIN UNDER TORIES – WHERE WERE THE GOVERNMENT ?
The appalling treatment of NHS patients that were left in their own excrement and without water was reported whilst it was happening .Nicholson Failed in his duty to make it his priority to rectify or to report to the Government that a crisis was happening and needed immediate solutions – or did he ,hence no sacking .
The Government was informed that horsemeat was illegally within the British Food Chain over a year ago but failed to act .This whole saga has been hyped up to keep the Public focused away from more important issues .So we can conclusively reach the opinion Governments are only best at interfering in our lives to our detriment .The Workfare scheme was amended in one afternoon although the official date was suspect .With few rare exceptions what do they do to benefit us – nothing just take
Who is accountable when things go wrong ,which is more than we are told – why do they get paid a decent salary and an expense account when they are unaccountable ,dishonest and deceitful Its time the Gravy Train halted .www.brokenbritainun
dertories.com
BROKEN BRITAIN UNDER TORIES – WHERE WERE THE GOVERNMENT ? The appalling treatment of NHS patients that were left in their own excrement and without water was reported whilst it was happening .Nicholson Failed in his duty to make it his priority to rectify or to report to the Government that a crisis was happening and needed immediate solutions – or did he ,hence no sacking . The Government was informed that horsemeat was illegally within the British Food Chain over a year ago but failed to act .This whole saga has been hyped up to keep the Public focused away from more important issues .So we can conclusively reach the opinion Governments are only best at interfering in our lives to our detriment .The Workfare scheme was amended in one afternoon although the official date was suspect .With few rare exceptions what do they do to benefit us – nothing just take Who is accountable when things go wrong ,which is more than we are told – why do they get paid a decent salary and an expense account when they are unaccountable ,dishonest and deceitful Its time the Gravy Train halted .www.brokenbritainun dertories.com simmo707
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