Filed under “I’m from the government and I’m here to help“:
A former NHS director died after waiting for nine months for an operation – at her own hospital.
Margaret Hutchon, a former mayor, had been waiting since last June for a follow-up stomach operation at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex.
But her appointments to go under the knife were cancelled four times and she barely regained consciousness after finally having surgery.
Her devastated husband, Jim, is now demanding answers from Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust – the organisation where his wife had served as a non-executive member of the board of directors.
Hutchon’s health deteriorated as she spent months in the hospital, unable to take in enough nutrients to regain her strength.
Hospital … hospice … what’s the difference when the NHS is running the show?