Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust (FOI_6592)

Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management Specialty: Haematology, Oncology

The following information was requested:

1. All records relating to any and all claims of physical, sexual, or psychological abuse of minors and/or patients suffering from blood disorders and cancers made against hospital staff, past or present, in Evelina London Children’s Hospital from January 1, 2019 to the day this request is fulfilled.

2. All records of any behavioural patterns or negligence by hospital staff, past or present, regarding the care given to minors and/or patients suffering from blood disorders and cancers in Evelina London Children’s Hospital from January 1, 2019 to the day this request is fulfilled.

Please be advised the term ‘patients’ refers only to children below 18 years of age and that this records request includes claims of assault, harassment, and/or molestation.

3. All records regarding any incidents, health hazards, deterioration in health, or in extreme cases, fatalities suffered by minors and/or patients suffering from blood disorders and cancers as a direct consequence, arising from, or relating to the events described in records marked (1) and (2) above.

Where it is not possible to disclose these incidents, I ask that you confirm if such incidents did indeed occur, and the number of cases recorded.

4. All separation agreements and settlements reached with hospital staff, past or present, relating to claims of physically and/or sexually abusing, assaulting, harassing, or molesting patients suffering from blood disorders and cancers from January 1, 2019 to the day this request is fulfilled.

5. All separation agreements and settlements reached with hospital staff, past or present, on failing in their duty of care or negligence of duties to minors and/or patients suffering from blood disorders and cancers from January 1, 2019 to the day this request is fulfilled.

[Please, see attached PDF for details of clarification made].

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