Clinical negligence information

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

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Dear Airedale 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

FOI, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Dale,

Thank you for your request for information from Airedale NHS Foundation Trust which was received on 18/02/2019. Your request has been given the Reference Number ANHST REF 4062.

We will now proceed to process the request. The deadline date for issuing you with a full response is 18/03/2019. We will endeavour to respond to you in advance of this date and we will contact you if we envisage delays or if we need more information from you.

Please note that under the Freedom of Information Act, some information can be subject to exemptions, which means that the Trust does not have to provide the information requested. Some exemptions are “absolute” such as personal information and some only apply where the public interest in maintaining the exemption, outweighs that of providing the information.

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Please contact me, quoting the Reference Number above, with any questions you might have about your request.

With kind regards

Kevin Denham
Information Governance Manager
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Steeton, KEIGHLEY, BD20 6TD
Location: IT Business Centre | Zone C | Department 48
FOI: 01535 294842
Sent on behalf of Kevin Denham by Lucy Short.

http://www.airedale-trust.nhs.uk / Follow us on Twitter @AiredaleNHSFT

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FOI, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Dale,

Further to your application to access information under the Freedom of Information Act (ANHST REF. 4062) please find our response below and attached.

We trust you find our response helpful. If you feel we are not complying with our publication scheme, you feel your request has not been properly handled, or you are dissatisfied, you can write within 40 working days to Brendan Brown, Chief Executive at the address below to request a review. You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner under section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 if you are dissatisfied with the outcome of that review.

Unless identified as another party's copyright, you may use and re-use the information we have provided (not including logos or photographs), free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence which can be viewed via the link below.
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/o...

We are continually working to improve our Freedom of Information service and we will shortly send you a brief, anonymous, on line feedback form. We would be very grateful if you could take a few moments to complete and submit this.

Yours sincerely

Kevin Denham
Information Governance Manager
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust | Skipton Road | Steeton | Keighley | BD20 6TD | Location: IT Business Centre | Zone C | Department 48
FOI: 01535 294842
Sent on behalf of Kevin Denham by Lucy Short.

http://www.airedale-trust.nhs.uk / Follow us on Twitter @AiredaleNHSFT

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FOI, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

We recently responded to your request for some information from Airedale NHS Foundation Trust under the Freedom of Information Act.

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