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Three patients died after ambulance transfer delays from private hospital

Three patients died after delayed transfers from a private hospital within a nine-month period, coroner’s findings reveal.

Three prevention of future deaths reports reviewed by HSJ raised concerns about the deaths of patients whose transfer from Spire’s Norwich facility to the NHS hospital in the same city was delayed.

The sites, which are one mile apart, are run by £1bn-turnover private company Spire Healthcare and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust respectively.

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Source: HSJ, 15 November 2023

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