Cambridge Hospitals NHS Trust
Monitor an independent health watchdog has announced that it is taking regulatory action against The Cambridgeshire University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust following an investigation which has revealed that the Trust has consistently failed to meet healthcare targets including waiting times for cancer treatment and A&E performance.
The Trust has also been found to have caused errors that should never have happened. Since September 2011 cases have included eye surgery performed on the wrong person four “botched” operations where surgical instruments have been left inside a patient and others where operations have been performed on the wrong part of a patient’s body.
Monitor’s regulatory action is aimed at improving “the quality and organisation of healthcare for patients.”
Managing Director of Provider Regulation Stephen Hay said:"This is not the first time we have called the Trust in to explain itself. We are disappointed that the Board has not resolved these issues.”
If you are concerned about the treatment that you or someone you know has received at The Cambridgeshire University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust or at any other Hospital it is important that you seek advice from a solicitor with experience in this area of law.
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