Two patients die tied to their beds

Two elderly patients at the Atrium medical centre in Heerlen died last week after being tied to their beds using a restraint known as a ‘Swedish band’, the AD reports on Thursday.

The paper says use of the restraint has been linked to other deaths in the Netherlands. Health ministry inspectors are investigating.

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