Addenbrookes Hospital Patients Put At Risk
It was reported today that Cambridge University Hospitals Trust (which includes Addenbrookes Hospital) has been put on special measures after the Care Quality Commission’s inspectors found it was inadequate.
All of their seven services (except one) were rated as inadequate or required improvement. Patients were being put at risk, according to the CQC’s cheif inspector of hospitals Prof. Sir Mike Richards. In our experience Addenbrookes Hospital is not alone in providing inadequate services. The vast majority of NHS staff are caring and do their work to the best of their ability but too often they are let down due to lack of resources. Mistakes are made by hospital staff but a good percentage of these can be avoided if correct policies and procedures are put in place.
A number of clients who approach us have received poor treatment which could easily have been avoided. A significant proportion of the clients we see produce paperwork that is either incomplete or not filled in at all by the hospital staff. For example it is not uncommon to see a consent form which has various boxes to be completed by the surgeon being empty or with scant detail. This could be avoided if the staff at hospitals had appropriate training and more resources so that the paperwork does not get overlooked.
At Tollers we have vast experience in clinical negligence matters. With specialists in the area of clinical negligence, with considerable experience of clincal negligence claims.
If you believe you have received poor treatment from an NHS hospital please contact us on 01604 258558.