English hospitals have made 750 mistakes which should ‘never’ happen, Freedom of Information requests have revealed. 

The BBC report: 

More than 750 patients have suffered after preventable mistakes in England’s hospitals over the past four years, a BBC investigation has found.

The incidents, such as operating on the wrong body part or leaving instruments inside patients, are categorised by the Department of Health as “never events”.

This means they are incidents that are so serious they should never happen.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.