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Braintree: Son believes hospital errors killed dad
12:10pm Sunday 17th February 2013 in News
A grieving son believes a catalogue of errors at an under-fire hospital led to his father’s death.
Second World War veteran Robert McAnespie, 85, was admitted to Colchester Hospital following a fall.
However, the standard of care he received led son, Mac, 60, to submit a dossier of 13 complaints.
The allegations included that Mr McAnespie was left hanging off a bed for more than an hour, doctors failed to spot his broken collarbone for five weeks and the ward was short staffed.
The hospital, which is one of five in the country due to be investigated because it has higher than average death rates, carried out a full investigation following his death and has apologised for a number of errors.
Full report in this week's paper.