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Apr 2019

Police launch new investigation into Gosport hospital deaths

A new criminal inquiry is to take place into the deaths of hundreds of Gosport War Memorial Hospital patients, who were given ‘dangerous’ levels of opiate drugs between 1989 and 2000. Relatives of the 456 patients who died were told at a recent meeting that a ‘full investigation’ would begin shortly and that statements would…

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Nov 2018

Patient deaths scandal : support promised for whistleblowers

Amid the scandal over patient deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, the health secretary has promised changes in the way NHS whistleblowers are treated. Nearly 500 patients died between 1987 and 2001 following the prescription of dangerous doses of painkilling medication while under the care of the Gosport trust. In a Commons statement, health secretary…

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