Inquest hears that defibrillator was on "wrong setting" before Denbigh grandfather's death in hospital

Published date: 02 March 2016 |
Published by: Rebecca Cole 
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THE pain felt by a grieving family was deepened by a "catalogue of errors" at the hands of hospital staff.

That was the tearful statement made by Melissa Rogers, the daughter of John William Rogers, of Denbigh whose death is the subject of an inquest at County Hall, Ruthin, which began yesterday.

The 78-year-old father of two, who had a history of heart problems, collapsed while a patient at Glan Clwyd Hospital about a week after suffering a heart attack.

According to evidence given so far at the inquest, which is expected to run until Friday, a life-saving defibrillator designed to kick-start the heart was not used with a strong enough charge to successfully resuscitate an adult.


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