Extra: Death tolls at Gosport Hospital; 450 feared dead
Not less than 450 patients have been reported dead after a powerful painkiller drugs was inappropriately administered at Gosport Hsopital UK.
According to an independent panel, a further 200 patients may have suffered similar fate. The reports Also stated that there was a disregard for human life of a large number of patients from 1989 to 2000.
Prime minister Theresa may described events at Gosport as “deeply troubling” and apologized to families over the time it took to get answers from NHS.
So far, the only person facing disciplinary action has been Dr Barton who was found guilty of failing in her care of 12 patients at Gosport between 1996 and 1999. Though she was not persecuted. The panel headed by Bishop Jones (former bishop of Liverpool) said “it is not for the panel to ascribe penalty”.
At the launch of the panel 4 years ago, former care minister Norman said it would address what he called “unanswered questions ” about the care of those who died.