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This article was published on January 6th, 2014
£45 million payout to settle negligence cases for hospitals in Leeds and Wakefield.
A recent report stated that between 2010 and 2013, £28m was paid out for negligence claims at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs Leeds General Infirmary and St James’s Hospital and a further £16.6m was paid out for cases concerning Yorkshire Hospital NHS Trust which has sites in Pontefract, Dewsbury and Wakefield.
The highest payouts were claims involving obstetrics and gynaecology patients which are likely to involve delivery of babies.
Figures were released under the Freedom of Information Act by the NHS Litigation Authority.
391 negligence claims were lodged between 2010 and 2013, involving Leeds hospitals and 280 claims from patients at the Mid Yorkshire trust. There were also three regarding Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust and eight involving Leeds and York Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust, which runs mental health services.
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