Man gets £64,000 in claim against Portsmouth NHS trust

A MAN has been awarded £64,000 in compensation after suffering negligent care from Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.

Monday, 25th April 2016, 6:01 am

The trust, which runs Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham, has settled the claim for Derek Crowe who was treated at the hospital in 2012.

Lawyers for the 70-year-old, from Liss, said he was caused unnecessary pain and suffering for two years following unsuccessful surgery to insert a catheter.

The operation caused swelling in Mr Crowe’s abdomen as well as scarring and other health problems.

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He had to undergo several surgeries following the health problems which law firm Penningtons Manches said had a significant detrimental effect on Mr Crowe’s quality of life. It added he is still affected now.

He was awarded £64,850 in compensation.

A spokeswoman from Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust said: ‘The trust regrets that aspects of the care received by Mr Crowe were not of the high standard that we aspire to provide, and we offer our sincere apologies.

‘As a trust, we always strive to do our best for our patients and we are sorry that this was not the case on this occasion.

‘We wish Mr Crowe well for the future.’