The BBC has reported that the NHS is Wales is paying huge sums in compensation dues to clinical negligence.The figures reported state that there were 643 claims from 2013 to 2014. The NHS bill paid was £60 million. However the NHS bill figure increased to 792 payments made totalling a staggering £ 91 million for the period 2017-2018.
Angela Burns Tory health spokesperson has called for a Welsh government inquiry.
The above payments will be funded by the taxpayer. The Welsh Government has been asked to report on the above.
One has to question how much of the compensation /NHS bill is due to the nursing and doctor shortages being widely reported across the media and by the RCN. In a recent report it was reported that there are over 33,000 vacant nursing jobs across the UK. With only a limited pool of agency nurses available to cover short term NHS nursing agency jobs, it is obvious that many hospitals must be very short staffed. The above sums paid out would go a long way in funding front line nursing and medical staff.
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