Coroner angry over delay

SUFFOLK'S coroner has issued a withering attack on an Ipswich surgery which failed to take a blood test for four days - a delay which could have contributed to a patient's death.

SUFFOLK'S coroner has issued a withering attack on an Ipswich surgery which failed to take a blood test for four days - a delay which could have contributed to a patient's death.

Dr Peter Dean hit out after hearing the test was delayed because of the Easter holidays - and also questioned the record-keeping at the Woodbridge Road Surgery.

Now the family of the dead woman are considering pulling out of the surgery they have been registered with for generations after a blood test fiasco which ended up with a pensioner's death.

Despite presenting symptoms including a black tongue, painful blisters and massive ulcerations, Shirley Taylor, of Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich had to wait 36 days until a blood test was carried out to diagnose her mysterious illness.

For the full story see tonight's Evening Star.

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