Delays in cancer treatment are occurring in 75% of hospital Trusts.

Unfortunately in some situations time is a critical factor because often the earlier a diagnosis is made and treatment commenced, the better the chances of a patient making a good recovery. If treatment is delayed, this can lead to permanent complications and health issues which could potentially have been avoided. By way of an example, Read More …

Report of the Liverpool Community Health Independent Review

An inquiry into Liverpool Community Health has identified that the Trust was a dysfunction organisation and as  a consequence of financial targets damaged patient services. The report can be found at https://improvement.nhs.uk/documents/2403/LiverpoolCommunityHealth_IndependentReviewReport_V2.pdf The report highlights that staff at the Liverpool service were over stretched, leadership was inadequate and they failed to recognise that the cost Read More …

NHS Care Inspection

Care inspectors  the Care Quality Commission have taken steps to ensure an NHS Hospital Trust improve its safety and leadership in order to protect patients. The Trust in question, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was assessed as requiring improvements to infection control  and privacy. It has been reported by the BBC that the Trust Read More …

Has your GP been closed and have you suffered as a result? Will your GP be the next to close?

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/no-guarantee-more-liverpool-gp-16384569 Has your GP been closed and have you suffered as a result? Will your GP be the next to close? Thousands will be prevented from accessing primary care as a result of the closure of multiple GP practices across Liverpool, with potentially more to close in the future. Not only will this impact upon Read More …

‘Care Home Slammed Not Safe’

  It has come to light that the Care Home Sutton Grange is to be closed Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said that Sutton Grange care home, run by the Barchester group, “was not safe” as they saw “a number of incidents that placed people at risk of harm”. Do you know any Read More …

Hospital bosses to be fined if patients get bed sores

HOSPITAL bosses will be fined £500 every time an NHS patient gets a serious bed sore at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch or the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bromsgrove. The fines would be imposed on NHS bosses in Worcestershire and across the region for patients with grade three or four pressure ulcers (the most Read More …

Assessing Pressure Ulcers*

Here at Gregory Abrams Davidson Solicitors we have a specialist team dealing with pressure sores also commonly referred to as pressure ulcers and bed sores. A pressure sore is damage that occurs on the skin and underlying tissue. Pressure sores are a graded injury:- Grade 1; Discoloration of the skin, oedema induration or hardness may Read More …

PRESSURE SORES – PREVENTION CHEAPER THAN THE CURE?

Here at Gregory Abrams Davidson Solicitors we have a specialist team dealing with pressure sores also commonly referred to as pressure ulcers and bed sores. The Patient’s Association published their report “meaningful and comparable information? –  Tissue viability, nursing services and pressure ulcers” in September 2010. The important conclusions to note were as follows:- Approximately Read More …

Pressure sore – What is a Pressure Ulcer?*

Here at Gregory Abrams Davidson Solicitors we have a specialist team dealing with pressure sores also commonly referred to as pressure ulcers and bed sores. A pressure ulcer is damage that occurs on the skin and underlying tissue. Pressure ulcers are caused by three main factors:- Pressure; the weight of the body pressing down on Read More …

Bedsores / Pressure Sores in the News

Recently, the media has often featured cases where legal action has been taken against a hospital or care home for neglect in which bedsores or pressure sores have been a feature of the patient’s condition. In one such case, the daughter of Mr. William Taylor took legal action against the operators of a care home Read More …