Friday, 6 February 2009

NHS negligence costs 'will double'

The NHS is expected to pay out more than £700 million in clinical negligence payments next year, the Conservative Party said.
The rise to £713 million is almost double this year's bill of £396 million and will take up almost a third of the additional funding hospitals will receive.

Shadow Health Minister Mark Simmonds said the current "inefficient system" incurred "vast legal costs" for NHS Trusts.
Source: The Metro

3 comments:

DARWEN REPORTER, Linda Preston said...

And those are just the one's who complained.

Some people have such a dependancy on their Doc that they would never speak out.

Shocking!!

AntiCitizenOne said...

I expect the government to change the law to stop people suing over the ration of healthcare they are doled out.

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