The NHS has paid out £13m in compensation over the last 3 years to patients who have received pressure ulcers whilst in hospital.
The article, reported in the Daily Mirror, states that poor care is a factor behind pressure sores which are caused when a patient is left in bed for hours.
It also said that figures released by the NHS Litigation Authority showed there were 142 pay outs last year, averaging £32,000 per case, with another 358 currently in assessment.
Roger Goss, co-director of Patient Concern, commented “the Government needs to set a ratio of nurses to patients so patients don’t suffer and money is not wasted.”
The full story can be found here: www.mirror.co.uk