Compensation for delayed treatment at Betsi Cadwaladr Hospital

In a damming report and article concering delayed treatment of sepsis at Betsi Cadwaladr Hospital, in North Wales, it is reported that some patients has to wait for over 12 hours to be given vital treatment of antibiotics to fight sepis contracted by a patient.  Certainly any patient who has experienced delays when waiting to receive antibiotics at Betsi Cadwaladr Hospital for sepsis may be able to claim compensation for delayed treatment of sepsis from R James Hutcheon Solicitors.

Inspectors at the North Wales Hospital found significant delays in patients receiving care in the Emergency Department at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, which is ran by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

Health Inspectorate Wales recently exposed critical issues in sepsis care. The damning report unveiled alarming delays, with some sepsis patients enduring 12-hour waits for antibiotics, a stark deviation from the recommended one-hour guideline. Inspections also highlighted instances of staff rudeness, hostility, and derogatory language, indicating a concerning workplace culture. Moreover, shortages of staff, a high influx of seriously ill patients, and insufficient treatment space compounded the challenges.

It is so important to treat sepsis early as its severity can rapidly escalate. Immediate administration of antibiotics within the first hour of arriving at the hospital is crucial to prevent the progression of sepsis into septic shock, a life-threatening condition that can lead to organ failure (SSespis NHS Treatment).

Despite praising local-level managers, the report shed light on stressed and tearful staff who felt unsupported by health board leaders. The hospital, already under targeted intervention since September 2022, grapples with broader issues affecting patient flow and interdepartmental collaboration.

Dr. Nick Lyons, executive medical director of the health board, acknowledged the strain on the Emergency Department, expressing regret for instances where patients didn’t receive the expected level of care. He acknowledged progress but emphasized the need for accelerated improvement.

This revelation underscores the urgency for the health board to address systemic deficiencies and cultivate a supportive environment. The fragility in staffing and challenges in patient management demand robust, decisive action to ensure patient safety and the provision of quality care in the face of increasing demands. The report serves as a stark reminder of the ongoing need for sustained efforts in healthcare improvement.

Contact us to Claim Compensation for Delayed Treatment of Sepsis at Hospital (Ysbyty Glan Clwyd)

In a 2023 investigation into the emergency department at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Wales faces said that the North Wales Hosptial was facing  ‘daunting challenges’ with over 50 patients in a 20-bed unit, some waiting for more than a day. Dr. Jen Dinsdale, an emergency consultant, expressed concerns about staff sustainability amid the overwhelming demand, emphasizing the strain on doctors who may sacrifice breaks and well-being. Ysbyty Glan Clwyd has a troubled history, marked by staff shortages and patient overload. The health board, Betsi Cadwaladr, re-entered special measures in February 2023. Dr. Dinsdale underscores the immediate focus on patient care but voices broader worries about the system’s sustainability for future generations.

At R James Hutcheon Solicitors we are experts in clinical negligence claims against Hosptials and GPs whohave failed in their duty to patients who as as result in their mistakes, patients have suffered harm and injury both physically and emotionally.  But is not just the patients who suffer, it is also their family and friend where support for basic care and needs as well as financially are required.

Claims for sepsis compensation for delays of treatment at hosptial can be made against the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.  We are a firm of solicitors based in Merseyside and can advise that we have recovered £Millions in compensation against Betsi Cadwaladr hospital for many clinical negligence claims ranging from dealyed diagnosis of cancer causing death to fitting wrong knee implants to patients.  The list can go on, so if you have contracted sepsis at Betis Cadwalar Hospital please get in touch.

Betsi Calwaladr List of Hospitals the Board Oversees:

Wrexham and Flintshire:

Chirk Hospital
Deeside Community Hospital
Holywell Hospital
Mold Hospital
Wrexham Maelor Hospital

Conwy and Denbighshire:

Abergele Hospital
Colwyn Bay Hospital
Denbigh Hospital
Glan Clwyd Hospital
Llandudno General Hospital
Royal Alexandra
Ruthin Hospital

Gwynedd and Anglesey:

Bryn Beryl Hospital
Cefni Hospital
Dolgellau and Barmouth Hospital
Tywyn Hospital
Ysbyty Alltwen
Ysbyty Eryri
– Ysbyty Gwynedd
Ysbyty Penrhos Stnaley

Make a Complaint Through Specialist Solicitors First

As specialist medical negligence solicitors with decades of experience making claims against hospitals and GPs including clinical negligence claims against Betsi Cadwaladr Hospital Trust we advise many patients against this trust on how to approach a complaint to maximise your chances of not only resolving your complaint fairly but also with the opportunity of obtaining compensation against Betsi Cadwaladr Hospital for the injury, pain and suffering caused by the breach of their professional duty of care towards you by their doctors, nursers and staff employed by the trust.

The Trust has a procedure where it requires the patient firstly to register a complaint.  However we would ask any patient first to instruct us to assist you with formulating a comprehensive complaint providing a chronology and technical understanding of the breach of duty and care.  This will then avoid any  possible mistakes in this area by you that may be used against you should you later wish to reply upon any compensation claim at a later date.

Once we have gone through the complaint procedure, if there is no or insufficient compensation made to you, we can then proceed to the next step to claim compensation against Betsi Cadwaladr Hosptial.

The No Win, No Fee, No Worry Solicitors

No Win, No Fee, No Worry, Compensation Solicitors

Liverpool is a City close to North  Wales and we have helped numerous patients of Betsi Cadwaladr Hospital obtain compensation for clinical negligence.  As a specialist firm of medical negligence solicitors with decades of experience in this area we are local to you and can provide a comprehensive legal assessment of your case all under our NO WIN, NO FEE, NO WORRY service that means you can have complete piece of mind by instructing us.

Your first contact will be met by an understanding and sympathetic solicitor who will help you from making a complaint and if not resolved a claim for compensation.  Below are just a few examples of compensation claims against Betsi Cadwaladr Hospital Trust where we have successfully obtained compensation.

Delayed Cancer Diagnosis

A failure to detect cancer in a patient in time resulting in death to a mother and wife, we secured over a £1 Million in compensation.

Failure to Detect Thrombosis

An elderly lady who suffered from thrombosis (blood clots) was not detected by the trust. Thankfully there was no long lasting damages and the case was settled during the complaint procedure so there was no need to take court action at all.

Wrongful Knee Implant

The consultant had used the wrong knee implant leaving the patient with several years of pain and anxiety.  The case was settled to include the cost of further operation.

Failed to detect abnormal cervix during childbirth

Extensive reports on failures at Betsi Cadwaladr has resulted in a successful offers of compensation.

Further Reading on Late Detection of Sepsis and Compensation

Delayed Sepsis Treatment at Betsi Cadwaladr Hospital

New Technology to detect sepsis

Hospital Failure to Diagnose Sepsis & Compensation

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