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Diabetic Died After Hospital 'Changed Checks'

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7:00am 10th September 2013

Cornwall's biggest hospital has apologised after a Penzance diabetic slipped into a coma and died.

Claire Harry had been admitted to Treliske with a chest infection back in 2010.

An inquest heard that staff did not notice her blood sugar levels were dropping - causing irreversible brain damage.

The coroner was told that staff changed checks from every two hours - to every six.

Bosses at the Royal Cornwall admit her blood sugar levels were not monitored often enough and say care has since improved.

Claire's dad, Clive, said: "We were very numb. Just in total shock. We saw her on Wednesday night - she came down to wave us goodbye. By Thursday she was in a coma. It was deep shock for everybody."

Associate Director for Nursing, Frazer Underwood said: "We would again extend our sincerest condolences to Claire's parents and family.

"Due to Claire's complex medical conditions, she was regularly admitted to hospital and was familiar to many of the staff caring for her. They were all deeply saddened by her death.

"As is usual Claire was managing her own medication for her diabetes whilst she was in hospital, as she would do at home. It is clear, however, the frequency of her clinical observations was insufficient at that time and the detection and response to her deterioration was not quick enough.  We have apologised to Claire's parents for these failures in her care.

"Since Claire's tragic death in 2010 a series of changes to improve the care and monitoring of patients with diabetes have been put in place."

7:00am 10th September 2013

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