Stafford Hospital could face as many as 200 injury compensation claims from patients and their families, it has been revealed.
Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust could receive hundreds of claims relating to clinical negligence and breaches of human rights following an inquiry into alleged poor standards of care at the hospital.
A report by the Healthcare Commission last year revealed numerous failings by the trust, while last month’s inquiry found that patients were routinely ignored by staff, the Staffordshire Sentinel reports.
The paper reported last month that Stone pensioner May Ellis, who died from bacterial peritonitis last year after suffering from Clostrium Difficile, was given food containing gluten while staying at the hospital, although she was intolerant to it.
It follows news from Rochdale Online that the Pennine Acute Trust, which runs Rochdale Infirmary, Fairfield Hospital, North Manchester General and the Royal Oldham, has paid out over £3 million in injury compensation in a year.