The Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Midlands
Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of 14 hospital trusts in the UK which is being investigated following high mortality rates and low efficiency scores. The investigation has blamed low staffing levels, vast amounts of pressure and a target -driven culture for the failures in patient care. These issues led to injury, suffering and fatalities due to mistreatment and inadequate care on hospital wards. Negligence at Burton Hospitals Trust contributed to an expected 20,000 deaths in the last decade which could have been avoided.
Burton Hospitals NHS Trust scandal
Burton General Hospital consists of Samuel Johnson at Lichfield and Sir Robert Peel at Tamworth community hospitals, as well as the Treatment Centre and Queen’s Hospital, which the trust acquired in recent years.
The trust had a death rate 12% higher than expected based on one mortality indicator scale. According to the Dr. Foster Hospital Guide, Burton NHS Trust is one of the worst performing hospitals in the country.
Such low efficiency has led to many fatalities on the ward, but even more often, it has lead to complications and injuries which were avoidable. Countless patients have endured undignified treatment on understaffed wards, had injuries worsened as a result of excessive waiting times and have suffered due to misdiagnosis, mistreatment or a failure to spot symptoms early.
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Patients who have suffered poor treatment and inadequate care on hospital wards have been victims of hospital negligence. Our solicitors are experts in medical law and are experienced in claiming compensation for victims of poor medical treatment. Clinical negligence could be in the form of mistreatment, late diagnosis, delayed or incorrect procedures or a failure to provide an expected level of care.
Taking legal action against hospitals which have injured a patient because of negligence helps families with any financial burdens suffered after injury or death; it also helps to hold the responsible parties accountable. As the current investigation is still taking place, patients at the hospitals can help to ensure that the NHS scandal never happens again, by encouraging changes in the system and by bettering our hospitals. If you, or someone you know, has suffered negligence in any medical setting call us today on 0800 014 7481, or fill out our enquiry form.