New birth injuries compensation scheme announced

New birth injuries compensation scheme announced
 

Parents in England whose children are injured at birth may benefit from a new government compensation scheme.
The voluntary scheme is intended to settle complaints more quickly and allow medical staff to speak openly about maternity care failings.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said there was "a blame culture" among front-line staff when things go wrong.
Sweden, where such a scheme is in use, has halved serious avoidable birth injuries in seven years, he said.
The new Rapid Resolution and Redress scheme will investigate the 500 cases of avoidable harm to babies, during birth, which... read more

 
17 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 46
Source: BBC
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