Gosport hospital deaths: Prescribed painkillers ‘shortened 456 lives’

Source: BBC News

More than 450 patients died after being given powerful painkillers inappropriately at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, a report has found.

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An independent panel said, taking into account missing records, a further 200 patients may have suffered a similar fate.

The report found there was a “disregard for human life” of a large number of patients from 1989 to 2000.

It said Dr Jane Barton oversaw the practice of prescribing on the wards.

There was an “institutionalised regime” of prescribing and administering “dangerous” amounts of a medication not clinically justified at the Hampshire hospital, the report said.

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