24/12/2013 East Midlands Today


24/12/2013

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struggled with an Australian barrage all tour. Let's hope this guy has a

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lot And now the news for the East

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Midlands. I'm Geeta Pendse. A great grandmother from Nottingham

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had to wait 12 hours for her prescription after being discharged

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from hospital because staff lost her file. Her daughter`in`law is calling

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for the Queen's Medical Centre to change its system of handling

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patient information. Carol Hinds reports.

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Joyce Rowbottom was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham

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last week with severe abdominal pains. Four days later she was

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discharged. She waited in a side room for medication she was due to

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take home but it still had not arrived by the time her family

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collected her in the evening. Her daughter`in`law was supposed to take

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a home but was told she must wait for the prescription. At 6pm I said,

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this is ridiculous, she is 83, it is getting late, I am coming to fetch

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her whether the tablets are there or not. I got to the hospital at about

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6:30pm and they told me they had lost a whole file and she had still

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not got a prescription. The medicine was eventually delivered by taxi at

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10pm, 12 hours after Joyce had been is charged. Ann says she wants to

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see a change in how the hospital deals with files. It should not

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happen and they clearly need to change the system. Nottingham

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University hospitals trust has apologised for the delay and says it

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will call Joyce to discuss their concerns directly.

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An elderly man's died from his injuries after his car was in

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collision with a police vehicle. It happened a week ago on the A453 at

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Clifton in Nottingham. The 95`year`old man died in hospital on

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Sunday. Police are appealing for witnesses. The police car had been

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responding to an emergency call. The officer was treated for shock.

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Meanwhile, a 25`year`old man's died following a crash near Newark. It

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happened last night on Beacon Hill Road in Coddington.

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A prison inmate who died from a stab wound has been named as a man from

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Nottingham. 22`year`old Michael Hennessy died at the weekend. It's

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not yet clear how he suffered the injury, at Lindholme Prison near

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Doncaster. Two other inmates were arrested on suspicion of murder but

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have since been released back into prison custody while an

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investigation continues. Firefighters will hold their latest

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strike tonight ` between seven o'clock and midnight ` over their

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dispute with the Government on pensions. The Fire Brigades' Union

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has already walked out five times over the issue. There'll also be a

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strike on New Year's Eve and three January. `` the 3rd of January. The

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FBU is fighting government plans to increase pension contributions and

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the retirement age. If firefighters find they are not

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fit 0 If firefighters find they are not

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fit enough to maintain their fitness between the ages of 55 and 60, they

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will either be sacked and their pension deferred until they are 68

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or they will lose half of their pension that they paid in the 35

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years. It is completely unfair. `` paid in for 35 years.

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The demolition of a 135`year`old bridge in Derby has begun today. The

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London Road Railway Bridge will be replaced with a new one designed to

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cope with increased traffic demands. It's costing nearly ?7 million to

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install. Now let's get the all`important

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christmas weather with Charlie. A fairly cold night but largely

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dry, nowhere near as stormy as last night. The isobars are nowhere near

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as tight as last night so basically it is not going to be anywhere near

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as cold. As we head into the early hours there could be a couple of

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drizzly showers but in the main it is largely dry, temperatures down to

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one, two, three degrees. A bit of frost possible for Christmas Day

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itself, largely dry and bright at times. It pretty much stays dry

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throughout, apart from the odd shower through Derbyshire and the

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North of Nottinghamshire. Relatively dull weather`wise but we don't mind

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that on Christmas Day. Boxing Day, and while there may be a bit of

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drizzle at times it looks dry and bright and while we do have some

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slightly nasty weather coming on Friday we have a lot more to keep

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our minds on until that point. Merry Christmas.

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Well, we're back again on Boxing Day. From all of us here, hope you

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have a wonderful Christmas. it from us - we are back on Boxing

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Day at One o'clock. Merry Christmas. Hello. The weather has been a little

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kinder today to travellers and last-minute Christmas shoppers

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across England

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