Clinical negligence information

Will Dale made this Freedom of Information request to Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was refused by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Dear Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust,

I’m writing to obtain the following information relating specifically to your NHS Trust under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

1. What is the number of serious incident reviews relating to clinical negligence at your hospitals in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

2. What is the monetary value of successful clinical negligence claims made against your hospitals in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

3. In the last three years (2016, 2017 & 2018), what is the number of settled negligence claims where damages have been paid (number of cases and total monetary value) in relation to:
- Allegations of late diagnosis / misdiagnosis
- Allegations of negligence leading to amputation
- Cases involving stillbirth or neonatal death
- Cases involving delayed diagnosis of cancer
- Cases involving medication errors
- Legal cases alleging clinical negligence which have taken more than 5 years to reach

If you need clarification on any of these questions, please let me know.

Yours faithfully,

Will Dale

Southern Health Freedom of Information, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Dale

 

Thank you for your email and request for information.

 

Please find attached our letter of acknowledgement and confirmation that
this request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Thank you

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Quality and Governance

6 Sterne Road

Tatchbury Mount

Calmore              

Southampton

SO40  2RZ

 

Tel: 02380 874662

Email: [email address]

Web: www.southernhealth.nhs.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Southern Health Freedom of Information, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

2 Attachments

Dear Mr Dale

 

We are writing in connection with your recent request made under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

To  enable us to provide you with a full response to your request, we
require some clarification from you.

 

Please can you assist as follows:

 

Your request states:

 

1. What is the number of serious incident reviews relating to clinical
negligence at your hospitals in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

2. What is the monetary value of successful clinical negligence claims
made against your hospitals in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

 

The Trust manages some Mental Health inpatient units as well as community
hospital wards, and also community health teams – however we are not an
Acute Trust and do not manage any large hospital services;  In view of
this please can you specify  your definition of “hospitals”.

 

2. What is the monetary value of successful clinical negligence claims
made against your hospitals in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

Please can you specify whether this relates to damages only or also costs?

 

3. In the last three years (2016, 2017 & 2018), what is the number of
settled negligence claims where damages have been paid (number of cases
and total monetary value) in relation to:

- Cases involving stillbirth or neonatal death

 

The Trust does not offer any Neonatal services

 

- Legal cases alleging clinical negligence which have taken more than 5
years to reach

 

This sentence appears to be incomplete – please provide in full.

 

In accordance with the Act, we would advise that the 20 working day
deadline has been suspended pending receipt of the clarification
requested.

 

Thank you for your kind assistance in this matter, we look forward to your
reply.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

6 Sterne Road

Tatchbury Mount

Calmore

Southampton

SO40 2RZ

Tel 02380 874662

Email:[email address]

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Sent: 20 February 2019 12:01
To: 'Will Dale'
Cc: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Clinical negligence
information - FOI2516 - Southern Health Acknowledgement
Importance: High

 

Dear Mr Dale

 

Thank you for your email and request for information.

 

Please find attached our letter of acknowledgement and confirmation that
this request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Thank you

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Quality and Governance

6 Sterne Road

Tatchbury Mount

Calmore              

Southampton

SO40  2RZ

 

Tel: 02380 874662

Email: [email address]

Web: www.southernhealth.nhs.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Southern Health Freedom of Information, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Dale

 

We note from our records that we await a response from you regarding our
request for clarification dated 20 February 2019 below.

 

We would advise that the 20 working day deadline for this request remains
suspended pending your reply.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

6 Sterne Road

Tatchbury Mount

Calmore

Southampton

SO40 2RZ

Tel 02380 874662

Email:[email address]

 

 

 

 

 

From: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Sent: 20 February 2019 14:22
To: 'Will Dale'
Cc: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Clinical negligence
information - FOI2516 - Southern Health Request for clarification -
REQUEST ON HOLD
Importance: High

 

Dear Mr Dale

 

We are writing in connection with your recent request made under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

To  enable us to provide you with a full response to your request, we
require some clarification from you.

 

Please can you assist as follows:

 

Your request states:

 

1. What is the number of serious incident reviews relating to clinical
negligence at your hospitals in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

2. What is the monetary value of successful clinical negligence claims
made against your hospitals in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

 

The Trust manages some Mental Health inpatient units as well as community
hospital wards, and also community health teams – however we are not an
Acute Trust and do not manage any large hospital services;  In view of
this please can you specify  your definition of “hospitals”.

 

2. What is the monetary value of successful clinical negligence claims
made against your hospitals in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

Please can you specify whether this relates to damages only or also costs?

 

3. In the last three years (2016, 2017 & 2018), what is the number of
settled negligence claims where damages have been paid (number of cases
and total monetary value) in relation to:

- Cases involving stillbirth or neonatal death

 

The Trust does not offer any Neonatal services

 

- Legal cases alleging clinical negligence which have taken more than 5
years to reach

 

This sentence appears to be incomplete – please provide in full.

 

In accordance with the Act, we would advise that the 20 working day
deadline has been suspended pending receipt of the clarification
requested.

 

Thank you for your kind assistance in this matter, we look forward to your
reply.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

6 Sterne Road

Tatchbury Mount

Calmore

Southampton

SO40 2RZ

Tel 02380 874662

Email:[email address]

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Sent: 20 February 2019 12:01
To: 'Will Dale'
Cc: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Clinical negligence
information - FOI2516 - Southern Health Acknowledgement
Importance: High

 

Dear Mr Dale

 

Thank you for your email and request for information.

 

Please find attached our letter of acknowledgement and confirmation that
this request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Thank you

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Quality and Governance

6 Sterne Road

Tatchbury Mount

Calmore              

Southampton

SO40  2RZ

 

Tel: 02380 874662

Email: [email address]

Web: www.southernhealth.nhs.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Southern Health Freedom of Information, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Dale

 

We note from our records that we await a response from you regarding our
request for clarification dated 20 February 2019 below.

 

We would advise that the 20 working day deadline for this request remains
suspended pending your reply.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

6 Sterne Road

Tatchbury Mount

Calmore

Southampton

SO40 2RZ

Tel 02380 874662

Email:[email address]

 

[1]cid:image001.png@01D4DA7B.F6612060

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Sent: 14 March 2019 15:38
To: 'Will Dale'
Cc: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Clinical negligence
information - FOI2516 - Southern Health Request for clarification -
REQUEST ON HOLD - REMINDER
Importance: High

 

Dear Mr Dale

 

We note from our records that we await a response from you regarding our
request for clarification dated 20 February 2019 below.

 

We would advise that the 20 working day deadline for this request remains
suspended pending your reply.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

6 Sterne Road

Tatchbury Mount

Calmore

Southampton

SO40 2RZ

Tel 02380 874662

Email:[email address]

 

 

 

 

 

From: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Sent: 20 February 2019 14:22
To: 'Will Dale'
Cc: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Clinical negligence
information - FOI2516 - Southern Health Request for clarification -
REQUEST ON HOLD
Importance: High

 

Dear Mr Dale

 

We are writing in connection with your recent request made under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

To  enable us to provide you with a full response to your request, we
require some clarification from you.

 

Please can you assist as follows:

 

Your request states:

 

1. What is the number of serious incident reviews relating to clinical
negligence at your hospitals in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

2. What is the monetary value of successful clinical negligence claims
made against your hospitals in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

 

The Trust manages some Mental Health inpatient units as well as community
hospital wards, and also community health teams – however we are not an
Acute Trust and do not manage any large hospital services;  In view of
this please can you specify  your definition of “hospitals”.

 

2. What is the monetary value of successful clinical negligence claims
made against your hospitals in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

Please can you specify whether this relates to damages only or also costs?

 

3. In the last three years (2016, 2017 & 2018), what is the number of
settled negligence claims where damages have been paid (number of cases
and total monetary value) in relation to:

- Cases involving stillbirth or neonatal death

 

The Trust does not offer any Neonatal services

 

- Legal cases alleging clinical negligence which have taken more than 5
years to reach

 

This sentence appears to be incomplete – please provide in full.

 

In accordance with the Act, we would advise that the 20 working day
deadline has been suspended pending receipt of the clarification
requested.

 

Thank you for your kind assistance in this matter, we look forward to your
reply.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

6 Sterne Road

Tatchbury Mount

Calmore

Southampton

SO40 2RZ

Tel 02380 874662

Email:[email address]

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Sent: 20 February 2019 12:01
To: 'Will Dale'
Cc: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Clinical negligence
information - FOI2516 - Southern Health Acknowledgement
Importance: High

 

Dear Mr Dale

 

Thank you for your email and request for information.

 

Please find attached our letter of acknowledgement and confirmation that
this request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Thank you

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Quality and Governance

6 Sterne Road

Tatchbury Mount

Calmore              

Southampton

SO40  2RZ

 

Tel: 02380 874662

Email: [email address]

Web: www.southernhealth.nhs.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Southern Health Freedom of Information, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Dale

 

We are writing with reference to your recent Freedom of Information
request to the Trust , our request for clarification dated  20 February
2019, and subsequent reminders.

 

We note from our records that we await a response from you concerning the
clarification required to enable us to proceed.

 

As explained in emails dated 20 February 2019 and 14 March 2019, we are
unable to fulfil our requirements under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 without clarification from you as we are unable to identify the
information you require. 

 

As we have not heard from you in response to our emails we are writing to
advise that we require a response from you no later than 5pm on Thursday
28 March 2019.

 

If we do not receive a response from you by this date, we will be
proceeding to close this request on Friday 29 March 2019.

 

If you wish to make this request again in the future, we would encourage
you to please contact us with a new request and we will be more than happy
to help. 

 

However, we would still need you to clarify your request as per our
previous correspondence.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

6 Sterne Road

Tatchbury Mount

Calmore

Southampton

SO40 2RZ

Tel 02380 874662

Email:[email address]

 

 

 

 

 

From: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Sent: 22 March 2019 15:11
To: 'Will Dale'
Cc: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Clinical negligence
information - FOI2516 - Southern Health Request for clarification -
REQUEST ON HOLD - REMINDER
Importance: High

 

Dear Mr Dale

 

We note from our records that we await a response from you regarding our
request for clarification dated 20 February 2019 below.

 

We would advise that the 20 working day deadline for this request remains
suspended pending your reply.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

6 Sterne Road

Tatchbury Mount

Calmore

Southampton

SO40 2RZ

Tel 02380 874662

Email:[email address]

 

[1]cid:image001.png@01D4DA7B.F6612060

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Sent: 14 March 2019 15:38
To: 'Will Dale'
Cc: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Clinical negligence
information - FOI2516 - Southern Health Request for clarification -
REQUEST ON HOLD - REMINDER
Importance: High

 

Dear Mr Dale

 

We note from our records that we await a response from you regarding our
request for clarification dated 20 February 2019 below.

 

We would advise that the 20 working day deadline for this request remains
suspended pending your reply.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

6 Sterne Road

Tatchbury Mount

Calmore

Southampton

SO40 2RZ

Tel 02380 874662

Email:[email address]

 

 

 

 

 

From: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Sent: 20 February 2019 14:22
To: 'Will Dale'
Cc: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Clinical negligence
information - FOI2516 - Southern Health Request for clarification -
REQUEST ON HOLD
Importance: High

 

Dear Mr Dale

 

We are writing in connection with your recent request made under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

To  enable us to provide you with a full response to your request, we
require some clarification from you.

 

Please can you assist as follows:

 

Your request states:

 

1. What is the number of serious incident reviews relating to clinical
negligence at your hospitals in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

2. What is the monetary value of successful clinical negligence claims
made against your hospitals in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

 

The Trust manages some Mental Health inpatient units as well as community
hospital wards, and also community health teams – however we are not an
Acute Trust and do not manage any large hospital services;  In view of
this please can you specify  your definition of “hospitals”.

 

2. What is the monetary value of successful clinical negligence claims
made against your hospitals in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

Please can you specify whether this relates to damages only or also costs?

 

3. In the last three years (2016, 2017 & 2018), what is the number of
settled negligence claims where damages have been paid (number of cases
and total monetary value) in relation to:

- Cases involving stillbirth or neonatal death

 

The Trust does not offer any Neonatal services

 

- Legal cases alleging clinical negligence which have taken more than 5
years to reach

 

This sentence appears to be incomplete – please provide in full.

 

In accordance with the Act, we would advise that the 20 working day
deadline has been suspended pending receipt of the clarification
requested.

 

Thank you for your kind assistance in this matter, we look forward to your
reply.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

6 Sterne Road

Tatchbury Mount

Calmore

Southampton

SO40 2RZ

Tel 02380 874662

Email:[email address]

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Sent: 20 February 2019 12:01
To: 'Will Dale'
Cc: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Clinical negligence
information - FOI2516 - Southern Health Acknowledgement
Importance: High

 

Dear Mr Dale

 

Thank you for your email and request for information.

 

Please find attached our letter of acknowledgement and confirmation that
this request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Thank you

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Quality and Governance

6 Sterne Road

Tatchbury Mount

Calmore              

Southampton

SO40  2RZ

 

Tel: 02380 874662

Email: [email address]

Web: www.southernhealth.nhs.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Dale

 

Please find attached letter concerning the closure of your Freedom of
Information request to the Trust.

 

Thank you

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

6 Sterne Road

Tatchbury Mount

Calmore

Southampton

SO40 2RZ

Tel 02380 874662

Email:[email address]

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Sent: 27 March 2019 16:36
To: 'Will Dale'
Cc: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Subject: RE: - Clinical negligence information - FOI2516 - Southern Health
Request for clarification - NOTIFICATION OF IMPENDING CLOSURE OF REQUEST
Importance: High

 

Dear Mr Dale

 

We are writing with reference to your recent Freedom of Information
request to the Trust , our request for clarification dated  20 February
2019, and subsequent reminders.

 

We note from our records that we await a response from you concerning the
clarification required to enable us to proceed.

 

As explained in emails dated 20 February 2019 and 14 March 2019, we are
unable to fulfil our requirements under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 without clarification from you as we are unable to identify the
information you require. 

 

As we have not heard from you in response to our emails we are writing to
advise that we require a response from you no later than 5pm on Thursday
28 March 2019.

 

If we do not receive a response from you by this date, we will be
proceeding to close this request on Friday 29 March 2019.

 

If you wish to make this request again in the future, we would encourage
you to please contact us with a new request and we will be more than happy
to help. 

 

However, we would still need you to clarify your request as per our
previous correspondence.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

6 Sterne Road

Tatchbury Mount

Calmore

Southampton

SO40 2RZ

Tel 02380 874662

Email:[email address]

 

 

 

 

 

From: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Sent: 22 March 2019 15:11
To: 'Will Dale'
Cc: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Clinical negligence
information - FOI2516 - Southern Health Request for clarification -
REQUEST ON HOLD - REMINDER
Importance: High

 

Dear Mr Dale

 

We note from our records that we await a response from you regarding our
request for clarification dated 20 February 2019 below.

 

We would advise that the 20 working day deadline for this request remains
suspended pending your reply.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

6 Sterne Road

Tatchbury Mount

Calmore

Southampton

SO40 2RZ

Tel 02380 874662

Email:[email address]

 

[1]cid:image001.png@01D4DA7B.F6612060

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Sent: 14 March 2019 15:38
To: 'Will Dale'
Cc: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Clinical negligence
information - FOI2516 - Southern Health Request for clarification -
REQUEST ON HOLD - REMINDER
Importance: High

 

Dear Mr Dale

 

We note from our records that we await a response from you regarding our
request for clarification dated 20 February 2019 below.

 

We would advise that the 20 working day deadline for this request remains
suspended pending your reply.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

6 Sterne Road

Tatchbury Mount

Calmore

Southampton

SO40 2RZ

Tel 02380 874662

Email:[email address]

 

 

 

 

 

From: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Sent: 20 February 2019 14:22
To: 'Will Dale'
Cc: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Clinical negligence
information - FOI2516 - Southern Health Request for clarification -
REQUEST ON HOLD
Importance: High

 

Dear Mr Dale

 

We are writing in connection with your recent request made under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

To  enable us to provide you with a full response to your request, we
require some clarification from you.

 

Please can you assist as follows:

 

Your request states:

 

1. What is the number of serious incident reviews relating to clinical
negligence at your hospitals in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

2. What is the monetary value of successful clinical negligence claims
made against your hospitals in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

 

The Trust manages some Mental Health inpatient units as well as community
hospital wards, and also community health teams – however we are not an
Acute Trust and do not manage any large hospital services;  In view of
this please can you specify  your definition of “hospitals”.

 

2. What is the monetary value of successful clinical negligence claims
made against your hospitals in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

Please can you specify whether this relates to damages only or also costs?

 

3. In the last three years (2016, 2017 & 2018), what is the number of
settled negligence claims where damages have been paid (number of cases
and total monetary value) in relation to:

- Cases involving stillbirth or neonatal death

 

The Trust does not offer any Neonatal services

 

- Legal cases alleging clinical negligence which have taken more than 5
years to reach

 

This sentence appears to be incomplete – please provide in full.

 

In accordance with the Act, we would advise that the 20 working day
deadline has been suspended pending receipt of the clarification
requested.

 

Thank you for your kind assistance in this matter, we look forward to your
reply.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

6 Sterne Road

Tatchbury Mount

Calmore

Southampton

SO40 2RZ

Tel 02380 874662

Email:[email address]

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Sent: 20 February 2019 12:01
To: 'Will Dale'
Cc: Southern Health Freedom of Information
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Clinical negligence
information - FOI2516 - Southern Health Acknowledgement
Importance: High

 

Dear Mr Dale

 

Thank you for your email and request for information.

 

Please find attached our letter of acknowledgement and confirmation that
this request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Thank you

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Quality and Governance

6 Sterne Road

Tatchbury Mount

Calmore              

Southampton

SO40  2RZ

 

Tel: 02380 874662

Email: [email address]

Web: www.southernhealth.nhs.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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