Clinical Negligence Payments

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Bleddyn ap Dafydd

Dear Aneurin Bevan University Health Board,

I am writing about an FOI on clinical negligence payments paid out by your Board, so would be grateful if you could let me know the following:

1. Total amounts of clinical negligence paid in 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20;
2. The number of claims made in the above years;
3. A breakdown of groups of claims made to the Board in the above years; and
4. The total number of outstanding claims against the Board.

Yours faithfully,

Bleddyn ap Dafydd

Rona Button (Aneurin Bevan UHB - Corporate Services), Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

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Dear Mr ap Dafydd,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act received on 12 March, to which we have allocated the reference number FOI 20-126.

The Health Board has previously responded to similar requests, and I have provided a copy of the requests below which answer Questions 1, 2 and 3. These will be available to the public via the Health Board's Disclosure Log; however, we are in the process of updating our website and for ease of reference I have provided a copy of the responses for ease of reference (reference FOI 20-016 and FOI 18443).

In respect of Question 4, the total number of outstanding claims against the Board, I am able to advise that the number of open clinical negligence claims as at today's date is:

Potential Claims 193
Actual Claims 370
Total number 563

I hope that you find this information useful. If you are not satisfied that all of the information you have requested has been provided, or because of the way your request has been handled, you have the right to request a review. This would be looked into in accordance with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) guidelines, which state that a request for review should be received within two months of you receiving the Health Board’s response to your request for information. The ICO also recommends that public authorities carry out internal reviews within 20 working days. Please contact Richard Bevan, Board Secretary, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Headquarters, St Cadoc’s Hospital, Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 3XQ, email: [email address] in the first instance if you wish to request a review.

If you are still dissatisfied at the end of the review, you have the right to take your complaint directly to the Information Commissioner, who can be contacted at the following address:

Information Commissioner's Office - Wales
2nd Floor
Churchill House
Churchill Way
Cardiff
CF10 2HH

Telephone: 0330 414 6421
Email: [email address]

In the meantime, if you have any other queries please do not hesitate to contact Richard Bevan on the contact details provided above.

Yours sincerely,

Rona Button
Rheolwr Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol - Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Corporate Services Manager - Freedom of Information

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Aneurin Bevan/Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Ystafell 043, Pencadlys, Ysbyty Sant Cadog, Ffordd y Lodj, Caerllion, Casnewydd, NP18 3XQ/Room 043, Headquarters, St Cadoc's Hospital, Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 3XQ
E-bost/E-mail: [email address]
Ffôn/Tel: Extension 55956 or (01633) 435956 (external)

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