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A middle-aged man who is a member of the James Paget Hospital’s medical staff has been arrested today by detectives investigating the death of a man at the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston.
The hospital called in the police following the suspicious death of 76 year old James May.
Police are investigating the possibility that a drugs overdose was administered to Mr May, from Great Yarmouth, who died at the hospital on Friday 20 September.
The hospital subsequently reported an allegation of medical malpractice in connection with his death to police on Monday 30 September.
The death is being treated as suspicious and an investigation, led by the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, is currently underway.
This morning a member of the hospital’s medical staff was arrested by officers on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody at this time.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Paul Durham said: “We are investigating an allegation that a drugs overdose was administered to a patient, leading to his death.
“A Home Office post-mortem, carried out earlier this week, determined the cause of Mr May’s death as heart failure and we now await the results of further toxicology tests which will help inform our inquiry.
Further reading -
Liverpool Care Pathway – Evidence Based
Liverpool Care Pathway – A Protocol of Risk
Liverpool Care Pathway - From The Frontline
Liverpool Care Pathway - A Failure Of Care
Liverpool Care Pathway - With A View To Discern, Or To Allay Concern?
Liverpool Care Pathway - Another Committee, Another Review
Liverpool Care Pathway – Communitarian Inevitabilities