Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Essex
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the 14 NHS trusts currently being investigated. The hospital was highlighted following the inquiry into Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust.
The investigation revealed above average mortality rates and inadequate care of patients in hospitals across the country
Basildon and Thurrock Hospital Scandal
It is estimated that over 500 people have died needlessly on Basildon and Thurrock Hospital’s wards, and that possibly 2,500 have died unnecessarily over the past 10 years.
In November 2011, a spontaneous inspection was conducted by the Care Quality Commission following concerns about the death of a young girl and a baby who suffered a fatal medical overdose. The inspectors found serious issues with waiting times, the quality of medicines on the wards and the numbers of staff, particularly senior doctors and nurses. All of this was after Basildon and Thurrock General Hospital had already been issued with a warning from the health watchdog to make improvements following their inspection of A&E departments and adult wards.
The local community is rightfully concerned about the extent of negligence which took place at Basildon and Thurrock NHS Trust; whether they have been poorly treated as a patient, or whether loved ones suffered needlessly. Clinical negligence refers to a wide range of mistakes made by medical professionals; from prescribing the wrong drugs, to serious errors in surgery, to being treated without dignity and proper care on the wards. All of these mistakes can lead to serious injuries and life changing complications, and when you have been a victim of neglect, it is important to seek compensation to help you to cope with the financial fall-out.
Contact Hospital Negligence
If you or a loved one has suffered due to medical negligence, whether it was in one of the failing hospitals, or any other medical setting, you may be entitled to claim compensation. It is important for patients to claim financial compensation for their suffering as well as to hold hospitals accountable for wrongdoing. Hopefully by further highlighting the mistakes on these hospital wards, changes will be put in place that mean there is less chance of a similar scandal occurring again.
Hospital Negligence’s team of friendly, expert solicitors can advise you on whether you should make bring a case for medical negligence and what to do next. For more information, call us today on 0800 014 7481, or get in touch online.