Health reports from across Scotland, which have recently been released under the Freedom of Information Act, show a birthday card was sent to a baby who has died. 

The Border Telegraph reports:

A CATALOGUE of errors at NHS Borders has been exposed for the first time.

Critical incident reports from health boards across Scotland, which are normally kept under lock and key, have been released under Freedom of Information.

And they reveal a disturbing series of blunders by local health professionals – including running out of a patient’s medication for five days, sending a first birthday card to a child who had died before birth, the wrong name being tagged to a body taken to the BGH mortuary, and several incidents of mis-diagnosis.

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