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Pressure ulcers

Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management Injury: Pressure Sores

The following information was requested on 15 February 2019:

I am interested to understand the financial implications to the NHS of patients developing pressure ulcers in the UK. I have seen other FOI requests on the subject of pressure ulcers but they do not seem to ask exactly the same information as I am requesting.

Please could you tell me for the following periods:

  • Jan 1 – 31 December 2018
  • Jan 1 – 31 December 2017
  • Jan 1 – 31 December 2016
  • Jan 1 – 31 December 2015

If NHS Resolution only reports by financial year, please supply this instead.

The number of claims received for pressure ulcers: damages paid, defence costs paid; claimant costs paid and total paid

The split of these figures by individual Trusts.

The split for these figures by different settings:

  • Stroke
  • Maternity
  • Orthopaedic
  • Elderly Care
  • Intensive Care
  • Surgical wards
  • Medical wards

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