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Portsmouth Hospitals Trust: Compensation

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much compensation was paid to patients of the Portsmouth Hospitals Trust in each of the last three years; and what legal costs were incurred in each case. (230775)

The information requested is in the following table and was obtained from the NHS Litigation Authority.

Compensation and legal costs paid out by Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust by year

£

Damages

Defence costs

Claimant costs

Total paid

2005-06

1,359,417

256,440

441,049

2,056,905

2006-07

5,543,178

369,069

385,606

6,297,852

2007-08

1,830,083

438,355

1,107,498

3,375,937

Total paid

8,732,678

1,063,864

1,934,153

11,730,695