Hospital’s ‘gross failings’ led to pressure sores death

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Janet Prince NottinghamImage copyrightFamily handout
Image caption Janet Prince died on 15 January last year

A double amputee suffered fatal pressure sores caused by “gross and obvious failings” in her hospital treatment.

Janet Prince, from Nottingham, developed the sores after being admitted to Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC) in July 2017.

The 80-year-old died in January 2019.

Assistant Coroner Gordon Clow issued a prevention of future deaths report to Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH).

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Image caption Emma Thirlwall (left) acted as carer for Janet Prince for 19 years after her mother had a stroke in 2000

Nottingham Coroner’s Court had heard Ms Prince was taken to QMC in Nottingham with internal bleeding on 15 July 2017.