Patient died after being discharged with pencil inside them

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

An inquest will be held after a hospital discharged a patient despite staff knowing he had a 17cm object inside him, which turned out to be a pencil that later killed him.

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