Suffering an accident and injury in Cumbria
Whilst it is true that most accidents occur in the home, if a hospital visit becomes necessary then you would expect to be safe. Right?
The biggest cause of inpatient harm in acute trusts is slips, trips and falls – referred to as patient accidents, followed by problems with treatment, procedures and medication errors.
Data suggest patients are more likely to be harmed at small acute hospitals or specialist acute hospitals.
Amongst the standalone NHS community providers, the biggest cause of incidents was also patient accidents, followed by implementation of care and ongoing monitoring and review.
The RNLS was previously part of the National Patient Safety Agency but is now hosted by the new NHS Commissioning Board. Reporting incidents to the NRLS is voluntary except where they result in death or severe harm.
If you are injured because of poorly administered medication, or care then you probably have a legitimate claim for compensation.
Regional searches for an accident and injury in Cumbria probably would not give up very many relevant results. Accident Advice Helpline, though, is an ideal solution.
Advice from the Helpline is completely free and without obligation, all you have to do is fill out the online form or give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. So contact us now if you have suffered an accident and injury in Cumbria.
Date Published: 21st July 2013
Author: David Brown