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The tragic mistake that cost the NHS £11m

July 6th, 2016

Episode 1057 of 1333 episodes

The NHS set aside 26.1bn last year - a quarter of it's annual budget - to cover the costs of compensation for medical negligence. A High Court judge yesterday approved a settlement payment of 11m from Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust, to a mother whose child was born with severe cerebral palsy after medical staff at the King George Hospital maternity unit in Essex failed to notice his slowing heartbeat during his mother's labour in 2007. We spoke to the child’s mother, who will remain anonymous, and Edwina Rawson, solicitor at law firm Fieldfisher, about these failures and their cost to the NHS. (Image: NHS hospital. Credit: PA)

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