Spotlight on: Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

19 July 2013

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Spotlight on: Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Health Secretary has revealed that 11 hospital trusts listed in a shocking report of care failures have been placed under "special measures".

After the publication of Professor Sir Bruce Keogh's review into 14 trusts, Jeremy Hunt reiterated that all of the trusts have been ordered to act on recommendations made by health officials. In this article looks at the underlying faults at one of the trusts highlighted in the report: Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Three hospitals- Diane, Princess of Wales Hospital, Goole and District Hospital and Scunthorpe General)

Placed under special measures, the trust was criticised for its out of hours care provision and stroke services. Its provision of patient dignity was also questioned. Trust chief executive Karen Jackson stated that  

“There are no surprises in the final report. It reinforces what we already know and are working on, and reassures us that we are addressing the right issues. The majority of the recommended actions are already being implemented. However, we need to make more progress, faster.

Patient safety and quality of care is always our top priority. People can be reassured that we are committed to putting our patients, their safety and wellbeing at the very heart of everything we do."

If you or a loved one has experience or knowledge of failings at the above trusts, you can contact to discuss your healthcare rights in order to make a complaint and to also make a medical negligence compensation claim with our medical negligence solicitors depending on the circumstances of what happened. Our specialists have wide experience of providing advice and support across a number of areas relating to potential medical mistreatment, such as misdiagnosis and delay and surgery errors, for example.