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Hospitals (Negligence Claims)

Volume 828: debated on Tuesday 21 December 1971

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asked the Secretary or State for Social Services if he is satisfied with the manner in which hospital authorities deal with claims against them for negligence; and if he will make a statement.

Claims for compensation arising out of hospital treatment are dealt with by hospital authorities in accordance with the procedures appropriate to settlement by legal process or by negotiations between the parties. These procedures are well established and are generally well understood.