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Wrong site surgery

Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management Cause: Wrong Site Surgery

The following information was requested:

I would like to know how much compensation the NHS has paid out as a result of ‘wrong site surgery’.

As such, I would like to know:

  1. How much compensation the NHS paid out as a result of ‘wrong site surgery’ each year in 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2017/2018 and 2018/19.
  2. How many patients were paid compensation as a result of ‘wrong site surgery’ each year in 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2017/2018 and 2018/19 and how much they were each paid.

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