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NHS Wales faces potentially huge claims

18th August 2009

The Welsh Assembly Government has released projections which show that the NHS might have to pay out as much as £500 million in compensation claims.

Health economist Prof Marcus Longley, of the University of Glamorgan, said: "It is a lot of money, clearly. The average medium-sized hospital costs in the region of £200m a year to run, so this is the cost of one hospital basically. In those terms, this is a lot of health care being spent because the NHS has made mistakes." 

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Article Information

Title: NHS Wales faces potentially huge claims
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 12449
Date Added: 18th Aug 2009


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