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  • Report number:
    200702892
  • Date:
    September 2008
  • Body:
    Forth Valley NHS Board
  • Sector:
    Health

Overview

The complainant (Mr C) raised a number of concerns about the treatment he received when he attended the Accident and Emergency Department at Stirling Royal Infirmary (the Hospital) on 24 June 2007, following a road traffic accident.

Specific complaint and conclusions

The complaint which has been investigated is that Mr C received inadequate treatment when he attended the Accident and Emergency Department at the Hospital on two occasions on 24 June 2007, following a road traffic accident (upheld).

Redress and recommendations

The Ombudsman recommends that Forth Valley NHS Board:

  • (i) apologise to Mr C for the failings identified in this report;
  • (ii) share this report with the Senior House Officer so that she can reflect on her actions; and
  • (iii) consider using the circumstances of this complaint in an anonymised form as a learning tool for junior staff working in Accident and Emergency.

The Board have accepted the recommendations and will act on them accordingly.

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