Local dad Dean Beresford’s death blamed on ‘NHS failings’

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NHS bosses have admitted a catalogue of failings led up to the death Gainsborough dad Dean Beresford.

This week an inquest at Lincoln Cathedral Centre heard how Mr Beresford, 44, of Forster Street, Gainsborough, died on 11th August 2010 of a massive heart attack.

Just days before, doctors had failed to recognise the oncoming symptoms, which could have prevented his death.

Lincs Coroner Stuart Fisher said there were four ‘missed opportunities’ to get him emergency treatment.

But despite telling health professionals that heart problems ran in his family, he was told he had a chest infection and given antibiotics.

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