Nurse switches off man's life support 'by mistake'

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An agency nurse working for the NHS was filmed switching off her patient's life support machine by mistake.

Tetraplegic Jamie Merrett, 37, had a bedside camera set up at his home in Wiltshire, after becoming concerned about the care he was receiving.

Within days, it captured the moment Violetta Aylward switched off the ventilator, leaving him brain-damaged.

BBC Health Correspondent Matthew Hill reports.

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