Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (454)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

454. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health the compensation paid by the HSE in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019, for negligence claims at each hospital in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26517/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The State Claims Agency (SCA) has a statutory remit to manage personal injury claims, including claims in respect of clinical negligence, on behalf of Delegated State Authorities (DSA’s) including the Health Service Executive.

The specific details relating to the Deputy's question have been provided to me by the State Claims Agency and are set out in the attached report. I have been informed by the State Claims Agency that the information contained in this report has been extracted from the National Incident Management System (NIMS). It contains clinical and general claims relating to both statutory and voluntary hospitals within the acute hospital group. The claims relate to patient/service user, staff members, member of public and property damage. The payments reflect damages only and exclude legal fees and other expert costs.

Compensation Paid