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Friday, 2 November 2012

"Horror Hospital Do It Again! Lessons Have Been Learned!"

Lawyer's death linked to cast

Jersey hospital has implemented new risk assessment procedures following the death of a patient earlier this year.

An inquest heard that Advocate Richard Pirie, 53, died in January from a pulmonary embolism brought on by Deep Vein Thrombosis.

It is believed to have been linked to the plaster cast he was wearing after breaking an ankle playing golf.

Health and Social Services released a statement after the verdict was reached.

"The Health and Social Services Department express their sympathy to the family and friends of Advocate Pirie.
"Clinicians who work within the hospital are aware of the risks of thrombosis and importance of checking thoroughly for it.

"In order to make this process even more rigorous, new documentation required for implementing the Venous Thromboembolism Risk Assessment policy (VTE ) is now in place on all wards and departments across the hospital.

"The department also strives to give as much information to patients as possible, and for this reason, there is a patient leaflet available on blood clots, the symptoms of them, who could be at risk, and what can be done to reduce the risk of getting a blood clot."

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