Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Blackpool Victoria Hospital is also a subject of an inquiry into failings in the treatment of patients. It is only one of a number of hospitals in the UK which have been highlighted for having higher than average mortality rates and poor patient satisfaction.
The investigations were sparked by a public inquiry into the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust scandal and revealed that many hospitals are failing to provide adequate care for patients and regularly neglect and mistreat individuals, which has often led to fatalities.
Blackpool Victoria Hospital scandal
Local residents have long been concerned about the treatment received at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. The hospital has been highlighted amidst reports of a high number of patients dying after routine surgery and people on the wards receiving poor care and attention from negligent staff. Failings in the hospital have been put down to busy wards, understaffed hospitals and the pressure to meet targets.
Using the SHMI scale, the mortality rate at Blackpool was 11.7% higher than the national average in cases where patients died in hospital or 30 days after discharge, a figure which caused Robert Francis QC to recommend further investigations into the hospital.
Patients and their families who believe they received sub-standard care may be able to bring a case for medical negligence in order to obtain an explanation of what went wrong as well as an apology, in addition to financial compensation.
Contact Hospital Negligence
If you suffered as a patient at Blackpool Victoria Hospital our team of medical negligence experts can help. Countless people have claimed against the hospitals targeted in these investigations for neglect, mistreatment and medical and surgical errors. We would advise anyone who received poor treatment at any of the failing hospitals in the last three years to contact us for advice. As a victim of hospital negligence it is important to hold those responsible accountable and obtain compensation to help with the financial fall-out of your injuries. . Call the Hospital Negligence solicitors on 0800 014 7481 for free advice on the action you can take.