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Scarborough Hospital: Negligence

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many successful claims for compensation for medical negligence at Scarborough Hospital were made in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009; how much compensation was paid in each year; and how many claims remain unresolved. (269351)

The information is not available in the format requested. However, the following table shows the number of closed clinical negligence claims settled 2007-08 and 2008-09 for the Scarborough and North East Yorkshire NHS Trust.

Settlement year

Status

Number of claims

Damages paid

Defence costs paid

Claimant costs paid

2007-08

Closed—nil damages

6

0

22,197

0

Settled—damages paid

17

563,055

97,001

303,473

Total

23

563,055

119,198

303,473

2008-09

Closed—nil damages

9

0

Settled—damages paid

4

346,268

9,231

0

Total

13

346,268

60,500

220,513

69,731

220,513

Total

36

909,323

188,929

523,986

Notes:

The above dates show when settlement was reached, they not representative of when the incidents occurred or when settlement was received by the claimant.

The following table shows the number of open clinical negligence claims relating to the Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust as at 31 March 2009.

Status

Number of claims

Damages reserve

Defence costs reserve

Claimant costs reserve

Open

35

4,778,000

790,100

1,732,398

Source:

NHS Litigation Authority