Clinical Negligence Payments

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Bleddyn ap Dafydd

Dear Powys Teaching 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

Powys FOI (Powys Teaching Health Board), Powys Teaching Health Board

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Powys FOI (Powys Teaching Health Board), Powys Teaching Health Board

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Powys FOI (Powys Teaching Health Board), Powys Teaching Health Board

Good afternoon,

In order to process your request for information, we are seeking clarity on the following;

Point 1 in regard to the amounts of clinical negligence does this mean purely damages or the whole amount paid out on the case?
Point 3 - what groups you would like the data sorted in to?

Kind regards
PTHB FOI Team

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Bleddyn ap Dafydd

Dear Powys FOI (Powys Teaching Health Board),

Thank you for your email. On 1, could you provide information on the total settlements please and on 3, just the three categories/reasons claimed for.

Thanks

Bleddyn

Powys FOI (Powys Teaching Health Board), Powys Teaching Health Board

Good afternoon,

In order to process your request, we are seeking further clarification on:
Point 3 - What groups you would like the data sorted in to. Could you provide more information please?

Kind regards

FOI Team

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Bleddyn ap Dafydd

Dear Powys FOI (Powys Teaching Health Board),

Thank you for your email and apologies for the delay in responding. I would be grateful for the top three categories of claim (e.g. inpatient falls, delay etc).

Yours sincerely,

Bleddyn ap Dafydd

Powys FOI (Powys Teaching Health Board), Powys Teaching Health Board

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Please find attached our response to your request, our apologies for the
delay

 

 

Amanda Smart ~ Rheolwr Lwyodraethu Gwybodaeth / Swyddog Diogelu Data

Bwrdd Iechyd Addysgu Powys, Vera Vallins, Bronllys, Aberhonddu, Powys LD3
0LS

Ffon:  07836 505851 / 01874 712763   Ffacs:  01874 712756   E-bost:
[email address]

 

Amanda Smart ~ Information Governance Manager / Data Protection Officer

Powys Teaching Health Board, Vera Vallins Office, Bronllys Hospital,
Bronllys, Brecon, Powys LD3 0LS

Tel:  [mobile number] / 01874 712763   Fax:  01874 712756  Email: 
[email address]

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Os nad chi sydd i fod i dderbyn yr e-bost hwn, a wnewch roi gwybod i bwy
bynnag wnaeth ei anfon trwy e-bost a dinistrio pob copi.  Ni chaniateir
agor, defnyddio, datgelu, storio na chopïo’r e-bost.  Barn neu sylwadau’r
awdur yw’r rhai sydd yn yr e-bost ac nid ydynt o anghenraid yn cynrychioli
barn Bwrdd Iechyd addysgu Powys heblaw bod hynny wedi’i nodi.  Mae’n
bosibl y gellir datgeli’r wybodaeth sydd yn yr e-bost hwn dan Ddeddf
Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000, Rheoliadau Gwybodaeth Amgylcheddol 2004 a
Rheoliad Diogelu Data Cyffredinol.  Oni bai bod y wybodaeth wedi’i
heithrio rhag cael ei datgelu dan y gyfraith, ni allwn sicrhau
cyfrinachedd yr e-bost hwn ac unrhyw ateb iddo.  Cyn agor yr e-bost hwn ac
unrhyw atodiadau, a wnewch eu gwirio rhag firysau gan nad yw’r Bwrdd
Iechyd yn gallu sicrhau nad ydynt heb firws ac nad ydynt wedi’u
rhyng-gipio na’u diwygio.

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