Grieving partner to get written apology at last from hospital

WILLIAM TAYLOR -- died in hospital.
WILLIAM TAYLOR -- died in hospital.

The angry partner of a Kirkby man who died in hospital after blunders by staff has been promised a written apology at last.

William Taylor (67), known as Paul, died unexpectedly last July, 25 days after being admitted to King’s Mill Hospital in Sutton with bowel problems.

An inquest heard that Mr Taylor’s life could have been saved if his treatment had been different and senior doctors had been told earlier of his deteriorating condition. Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust, which runs King’s Mill, said it would be “writing to the family to apologise”.

One month on, Mr Taylor’s partner, Sharon Oakey (64), said she was still waiting. But the Trust’s executive medical director, Dr Andrew Haynes, told Chad: “We are in the process of producing a response in the next couple of days. We sincerely apologise for this further delay.”