Survivors Interviewed In Hospital Poisoner Hunt

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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:22 am

Eleven patients who survived the effects of tampered medication are to be interviewed by police investigating the deaths of three people.

A 44-year-old woman, named locally as Tracey Elizabeth Arden, a 71-year-old man and a 84-year-old man died following the deliberate contamination of saline solution at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, Greater Manchester.



Insulin was found in a batch of 36 saline ampoules in a hospital storeroom close to Ward A1 after a nurse reported a higher than normal number of patients on her ward with unexplained low blood sugar levels.

The alarm was raised on Tuesday but multiple sclerosis sufferer Ms Arden, from Stockport, died on July 7. The two male victims, who both had serious health problems, died this week.

Increased security measures have been put in place at the hospital to protect patients currently receiving treatment there.
Detectives believe the insulin was deliberately injected into the saline containers which were used by at least two wards but they say the deaths remain unexplained as they await post-mortem results.

A police source said: "We are no longer treating the tampered medication as a sole contaminated batch because we cannot be sure that this was the only incident of its kind. We will be interviewing all those who became ill from the contaminated saline to find out if they can shed any light on who is responsible."

Security patrols have been stepped up as police work their way through the hospital in interviewing doctors, nurses, porters, patients and visitors.

Police have suggested to the hospital that they put measures in place to individually search everyone at the entrances.

On Friday, Assistant Chief Constable Terry Sweeney said: "The scope of this investigation is wide ranging both in terms of the timescale of the contamination and the number of people we are speaking to. It is important that people are clear in their minds that, as things stand, we do not know for sure if the contaminated saline contributed to the deaths of these three people. It is a possibility we are looking at alongside the coroner, but we must stress that it will be extremely difficult to establish a link. That said we have someone deliberately contaminating saline in the one place that people should feel they are being most cared for."

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Stepping-Hill-Hospital-Deaths-Survivors-Of-Tampered-Medication-Speak-To-Police-After-Three-Die/Article/201107316031557?lpos=UK_News_First_Home_Article_Teaser_Region_0&lid=ARTICLE_16031557_Stepping_Hill_Hospital_Deaths%3A_Survivors_Of_Tampered_Medication_Speak_To_Police_After_Three_Die


What a nightmare! Surely there is no way of knowing the full extent of what may or may not have been contaminated? Why do people feel the need to do things like this? Evil or Very Mad


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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:34 am

Nurses poisoning patients with insulin, sounds like Beverley Allitt all over again! Sad

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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:42 am

MrDoodles wrote:Nurses poisoning patients with insulin, sounds like Beverley Allitt all over again! Sad

I think it must be a member of staff Mr Doodles Sad

I would have thought the poisoner would want to see the results of his/her sick actions Evil or Very Mad

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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:47 am

Feelthelove wrote:

I think it must be a member of staff Mr Doodles Sad

I would have thought the poisoner would want to see the results of his/her sick actions Evil or Very Mad

There are some sick f*cks out there FTL! Sad

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