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

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

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.

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.’