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Relative of Nye Bevan died from cancer after mistakes by two hospital trusts 

Relative of Nye Bevan, the minister who created the NHS, died from cancer after mistakes by two hospital trusts

  • Roderick Bevan was not told he had a tumour in his lung until it was too late  
  • The tumour had been discovered by a scan at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital in 2016 
  • But Mr Bevan, from Grantham, did not find out he had cancer until January 2018

‘Let down’: Cancer victim Roderick Bevan

A relative of the minister who created the NHS died from cancer after mistakes by two hospital trusts.

Roderick Bevan, 66, was not told that he had a tumour in his lung until it was too late for treatment.

The tumour was found by a scan at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital in 2016, but he did not find out that he had cancer until January 2018. The great-nephew of former health minister Nye Bevan died four months later, following the ‘life-threatening’ errors.

After the scan which identified the disease, Mr Bevan had a number of appointments at Pilgrim Hospital and with the University Hospitals of Leicester Trust.

Mr Bevan, from Grantham, Lincolnshire, could have survived if he had received radiotherapy in time. By the time he was told, his health had deteriorated so much that he was not eligible for the treatment, said a coroner.

An inquest at Boston Coroner’s Court earlier this year ruled that Mr Bevan died of natural causes contributed to by neglect.

His daughter Paula, said: ‘I feel that my dad was totally let down by the NHS. No one deserves to be let down like this – my dad had such a big heart.’

Labour party politician and creator of British National Health Service as Minister of Health in the Attlee Government, Aneurin (Nye) Bevan addressing Labour meeting in 1958

Roderick Bevan, the great-nephew of former health minister Nye Bevan

Roderick Bevan (right), the great-nephew of former health minister Nye Bevan (left) died following the ‘life-threatening’ errors

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