Accident & Emergency (A&E) Claims
Accident and Emergency departments (A&E) are no doubt one of the busiest places in the hospital, meaning that mistakes can sometimes happen here. Learn more about A&E claims below.
Hospital Acquired Infections
Going into hospital is a worrying time for everyone, and the threat of infection only increases the stress. Let us help with your hospital infection claims.
Hospital Negligence Claims
Complaints regarding hospital specialists
Medication errors happen every day in hospitals, pharmacies and even when they are prescribed by your GP. Learn more about medication negligence by getting in touch today.
Healthcare specialists in the NHS
Bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and nerves
81% of trust are failing patient’s safety
England’s leading hospital inspector has warned that four out of five hospitals trusts are providing inadequate patient safety.
Doctors missed 11 chances to save boy
A nine-year-old chess champion died from a chronic asthma attack just days after doctors discharged him from hospital describing him as “hysterical”.
An inquest has heard how Michael Uriely, was taken to the Royal Free Hospital in London twice in the days before his death in August 2015.
Hospital bosses warn things are to get worse
In an unprecedented warning to ministers, hospital bosses have warned that they will soon be unable to deliver the level of required to keep patients safe.
For the first time ever, trusts have warned that hundreds of thousands of patients will not be treated within the A&E target of four hours and will have to wait longer than 18 weeks for surgery.
Hospital scientists strike over patient safety concerns
Scientists were on strike last week in a dispute with hospital bosses over ‘unsafe’ shifts at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust, leaving them with concerns for patient safety.
Last week, biomedical staff at Mid Yorkshire Hospital Trusts staged a week-long strike in protest at short staffing and working hours.
Inquest into why a 10-month old baby died at hospital
An inquest is investigating why 10-month-old Léo Stacey died at Luton and Dunstable Hospital on the morning of October 6, 2015, just hours after he was taken to the hospital’s A&E department by ambulance.
Baby Léo died from a bowel condition in which the wall of the bowel folds in on itself and disrupts the intestine.
Man dies from blood clot in hospital
Madoc Bellamy died from a blood clot after hospital staff failed to perform a VTE (venous thromboembolism), which looks for blood clots, sooner.
NHS blunders exposed by ITV
An ITV Tonight investigation has found that one preventable mistake is happening in the NHS in England and Wales every day.
The show, which aired this week, spoke to a woman who had wrongly been diagnosed with cancer and a father who died after a lump of gauze was left inside him.
NHS left 708,000 confidential patient letters undelivered
Thousands of test results and cancer screen letters sent between GPs and hospitals never made it to the patients.
Instead they have been stored in a warehouse for up to five years by private company NHS Shared Business Services.
Nursing shortages is leaving patients to die suffering
The think tank, King’s Fund, have warned that people at the end of their life are being left for hours at a time without the pain relief they need, due to nursing shortages.
They looked at sexual health services, district nursing, planned hip operations and neonatal care, all areas which have been subjected to rationing of funds and where patient care has been affected.
Operations cancelled at the last minute, reach record new high
During the last three months of 2016 more than 21,000 operations were cancelled at the last minute.
Despite there only being 1 per cent more operations scheduled than the previous year, the cancellation rate jumped by 15 per cent.
Over half of Britons think the NHS is getting worse
Last month a survey found that the number of Britons who think the NHS is getting worse and are fearing for its future, is growing.
The polling company Ipsos Mori found that 57 per cent of people believe the NHS’s ability to deliver the care and services it provides has worsened over the last six months.
Patients left on trolleys whilst doctors and ministers argue over the state of A&E units
Patients are being left on trolleys in A&E units across the country, whilst doctors and MPs argue over whether patients do have an alternative to attending hospital.
Private ambulances are a risk to patients
Overstretched hospitals are increasingly relying on private companies to help them move vulnerable patients.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said that some of the vehicles used by the private companies are dirty and that some drivers lacked training to drive blue light ambulances.
Private health companies pushing pointless medical examinations
GPs are under further pressure, due to paitents wanting to discuss the results from medical examinations they have paid for privately.
A survey of GPs carried out by the industry magazine for doctors, Pulse, found that GPs in middle class and affluent areas are having to reassure worried patients who have undergone unnecessary and sometimes bogus tests privately
Two walk-in centres to close to free up funds for other services
Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) approved the plan earlier because they believed that the popular service was confusing and the changes would direct patients to the “right care”.
Woman dies after a surgeon’s blunder
Surgeons inserted a heart valve upside down in 71-year-old great-grandmother which caused massive internal bleeding.
What should have been a routine operation at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne, caused irreversible damage to her heart.
Women dies because there was no bed for her
A coroner has heard that a woman died from a stroke due to a shortage of intensive care bed at three different hospitals.
Never events, what you should know
NHS England have encouraged an honest and open approach to reporting. They ask staff to report all never event incidents on the Strategic Executive Information System (StEIS). The figures below are from the report compiled by NHS England for the period of 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016. The report was published in January 2017.
What is NHS Resolution
A department in the NHS
Deals with negligence claims made against the NHS in England
Makes all payments of compensation