Stoke & Staffordshire

Staffordshire hospital trust director sacked over death

John Moore-Robinson
Image caption John Moore-Robinson died hours after being discharged from hospital

A senior NHS manager at a hospital where a man died after being mis-diagnosed has been sacked.

John Moore-Robinson, 20, left Stafford Hospital in 2006 after a cycling accident with supposedly bruised ribs but actually had a ruptured spleen.

Kate Levy, from the Mid-Staffordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, asked a doctor to suppress the details.

The family of Mr Moore-Robinson, from Leicestershire, are considering legal action.

Sincere regret

In a statement, Trust chairman Sir Stephen Moss said the decision of a disciplinary hearing was that she should be "summarily dismissed".

He said: "I can confirm she no longer works for the Trust.

"We sincerely regret that the actions of our staff caused additional distress to the family of John Moore-Robinson, and we hope this demonstrates our determination to hold our staff to account for their actions."

Ms Levy's actions came to light during the Francis Inquiry, an investigation into standards of care at the Trust.

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