Tonsillitis 2 year old
Jeremy Corbyn is looking to pump an extra £22.4billion into the NHS by 2023 to keep it marching on. The huge injection of cash would top the amount pledged by Theresa May’s Tories by nearly £2billion. And today, in a speech marking the this week’s 70th anniversary of the launch of the health service, the Labour leader will say it is “essential” to give it a bigger share of the national income. He will also call for an end to the “shocking inequality gap” across the country where life expectancy in some areas is years lower than others. Yesterday Mr Corbyn joined an estimated 50,000 people who flocked from all over Britain to central London to demand more recognition and cash for the hard-pressed NHS. Coachloads of demonstrators had set off at dawn from Newcastle to the Isle of Wight, all heading to the capital. Buses poured in from places as varied as Birmingham and Cambridge, Nuneaton and Southampton, Kidderminster and Sheffield. Despite … [Read more...] about Labour pledges to spend extra £22.4bn on ailing NHS over next 5 years
George Washington had been the first president of the USA. In 1799, he woke up at 2am with an inflamed throat. At 7.30am, Dr James Craik arrived. He’d been Washington’s doctor for 40 years. He knew exactly the treatment for an inflamed throat. It was the same as the treatment for fever, consumption or madness. He immediately applied leeches and drained 14oz of blood from Washington. Two hours later the symptoms, and the pain, were worse. Another doctor, Elisha Dick, arrived. At 9.30am they applied more leeches and drained another 18oz of blood. But the symptoms grew worse. A third doctor, Gustavus Brown, arrived. He diagnosed quinsy and severe tonsillitis, and prescribed more bleeding. And at 11am more leeches were applied and another 18oz of blood drained. But Washington’s symptoms still got worse. It needed an emergency procedure to save his life. The very best medical minds in the country were in attendance, and they chose to use the full extent of measures known … [Read more...] about What do you want, blood?
A little girl spent six years in agony after doctors failed to spot the signs that her brain was being pulled out of her skull and into her spine. Alice Cooper, seven, was in so much pain she cried herself to sleep at night - just sneezing and coughing was excruciating for her. Mum Emma begged doctors to give Alice a scan, after suspecting something was wrong with her neck when she was just eight weeks old. But despite repeated trips to her GP over the next six years, she was continually told Alice’s pain was muscular and to give her Ibuprofen or “rub baby oil on it”. Mrs Cooper, from Blackburn, Aberdeenshire, claims she was told by one doctor it was “irresponsible parenting to push for an MRI [scan] when there is absolutely nothing wrong with your daughter”. But just four days after a scan was finally done last summer, the 41-year-old was told Alice needed major brain surgery within six months - or she would lose the use of her arms and legs. Now, just … [Read more...] about Doctors fail to spot brain was being pulled out of girl’s skull into her spine
Bradley JollySunday 6 May 2018 3:47 pm Share this article with Facebook Share this article with Twitter Share this article with Google Plus Share this article through email Share this article with Whatsapp Share this article through An eight-year-old boy was seriously failed by hospital staff who discharged him without a blood test the day before he died, a coroner has ruled. Callum Cartlidge suffered a cardiac arrest after being sent home from hospital with penicillin when he was diagnosed with tonsillitis and a stomach ache. Neighbours' note says they are sick of seeing couple's 'big boobs and little willy'But his inquest heard that if doctors had given him a blood test at that time, they would have found he actually had Addison’s disease, a rare and life-threatening condition requiring immediate emergency treatment. Recording a narrative verdict, assistant coroner David Reid said: ‘At the time of his admission he was in Addisonian crisis, … [Read more...] about Little boy died day after being sent home from hospital without blood test
An eight-year-old boy died hours after he was sent home from hospital after medics thought he had tonsillitis, an inquest heard. Callum Cartlidge was rushed to A&E after he went to his GP suffering from vomiting and dehydration. Days earlier he had been diagnosed with tonsillitis and given penicillin but his condition deteriorated and his blood sugar plummeted. On March 2 last year he was taken by ambulance to Worcestershire Royal Hospital but was discharged at 11pm. But tragically, the next day he suffered a cardiac arrest at home. Callum was again taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital - 21 miles from his family's home in Redditch, Worcs. Paramedics rushed him to hospital in 23 minutes, but he died shortly after arriving. Callum actually lived 1.9 miles away from Alexandra Hospital in Redditch which had stopped taking paediatric emergencies because of a shortage of doctors. Worcestershire Coroner's Court heard Callum had been examined by a number of medics before his death but … [Read more...] about Boy, 8, dies from heart attack after hospital sends him home with tonsillitis