Florence Nightingale said in 1859 ‘hospitals should do the sick no harm’, and yet Mid Staffs shows that principle is not always being upheld in today’s NHS.
More than 3,000 people may have died unnecessarily at five NHS trusts in a crisis that could dwarf the horrors at Mid Staffordshire.
Hugh Laurie, Raymond Blanc, Philip Pullman and Donny Osmond may not have much in common. Helen and Douglas House Hospice in East Oxford, however, has brought all four superstars together for a good cause.
A woman from Weston-super-Mare has left a legacy of a £250,000 to a hospice she supported for 25 years.