Welsh NHS trusts paying millions of pounds for medical errors

Welsh NHS trusts paying millions of pounds for medical errors

Welsh NHS trusts are paying tens of millions of pounds each year in damages and legal fees for medical negligence, according to BBC research.

Four of the seven local health boards have paid over £200m in total over the last five years.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board paid the highest amount, £67m over the period 2012-17. That includes £2.1m in payouts for historical mistakes – those relating to incidents before 1997.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board paid £63.6m over the same period, while Cwm Taf University Health Board and Hywel Dda University Health Board paid £36.7m and £35.3m respectively.

 

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