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East Ayrshire health bosses apologise for 'failings' in tragic cancer patient's treatment

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Top brass at East Ayrshire health and social care partnership have apologised to the family of a cancer patient who died after ‘failings’ were made during the control of their treatment at a local medical practice.

The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) upheld a complaint brought against NHS Ayrshire & Arran by the spouse of the deceased patient.

Now bosses at the partnership have admitted they ‘did not meet’ the high standards they ‘strive for’ in relation to the tragedy, which saw blood test results ‘outwith the normal range’ go ‘unrecognised.’Essentially, earlier action should have been implemented when the blood test results were known, then compared to the patient’s history – and symptoms.The patient, known only as ‘A' and

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