'Human skeleton' inquest resumes

By Phil Turner | 10/11/2010 0 comments

'Human skeleton' inquest resumes

AN inquest halted six months ago after a family accused hospital bosses of turning their elderly father into a human skeleton in the days before he died was due to resume today.

Relatives of 78-year-old John Moss made complaints over his treatment at Rotherham General Hospital after a hip replacement operation went wrong and he contracted the killer bug MRSA.

An inquest hearing in May had to be adjourned after a mix-up over a report of the investigation into the family’s concerns.

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The Rotherham Deputy Coroner, Mr Fred Curtis, was wrongly under the impression that the family had been given an opportunity to look at the report and discuss it with Rotherham General Hospital Trust officials.

That had not happened but was only realised as Dr Patricia Baine, deputy chief of quality and standards at the trust, who led the investigation team, was called to give evidence.

The hearing got under way again at Rotherham Coroner’s Court today.


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