Are you the victim of medical negligence at Watford General Hospital?
We can help you claim compensation. Here at solicitors Bonallack and Bishop, we have a team of accredited medical negligence specialists – and you really do need an expert when it comes to running a medical negligence claim.
Unfortunately, not only are there currently no accredited medical negligence specialists in Watford – but there are that none anywhere in Hertfordshire.
But don’t worry – we can help. We regularly run cases in Hertfordshire.
So for FREE no strings attached initial phone advice – call us now on FREEPHONE 0800 1404544
The statistics make it clear how few genuinely independently accredited specialists there are – out of over 100,000 solicitors nationwide, just 180 have been accredited by the other leading panel for medical negligence solicitors [for details see below] and our team is led by one of them. And another member of the team, prior to qualification as a solicitor, was a highly experienced nurse.
What’s more we regularly run cases in Hertfordshire.
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WATFORD GENERAL HOSPITAL – A CONTINUING SERIES OF SERIOUS BASIC ERRORS
Watford General Hospital is big district general hospital with a full range of services, approximately 600 beds and it provides care for around 500,000 people in Hertfordshire. The maternity service alone is one of the largest in south-east England, and delivers around 6000 babies every year .
But the last few years have sadly seen what appears a never-ending series of major failures and medical errors at the hospital. Amongst the more notable problems have been the following;
- Perhaps most seriously, September 2015 saw the NHS trust in charge of Watford General Hospital put into what is referred to as “special measures” after an inspection by Government health watchdog the Care Quality Commission [CQC]. The report pulled no punches – as well as calling for big improvements, services provided by the hospital were rated by the CQC as “inadequate”. Amongst the more worrying disclosures in the report were serious failings in the quality of patient care, failure to learn the lessons of previous mistakes, long delays for emergency patients turning up at A&E – and it was noted in general that many facilities were in such a bad state of repair repair that they were “a potential risk to staff and visitors” – and perhaps most remarkably a complete “lack of a safety culture”.
- But the September 15 report was nothing new. Earlier in January 2014 an earlier unsatisfactory CQC report found the hospital requiring action in 5/6 categories – including something as basic as the “care and welfare of people who use services” -and “cleanliness and infection control”As a result it’s hardly surprising there are been many individual instances of failures at the hospital including:
- The premature death of a Hemel Hempstead postman’s when he was misdiagnosed with a chest infection by hospital staff. The 61-year-old man was, in fact, suffering from the far more serious bronchial pneumonia. Tragically he passed away just six hours after arriving at Watford General Hospital
- The death of two cancer patients at the hospital after a failure to give them follow-up appointments, breaking basic NHS rules. An internal investigation concluded that this meant the diagnosis of their cancer was delayed and may have contributed to their death.
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