Trust failed to inform man his cancer was terminal, Ombudsman finds
29 October 2019
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has found serious failings at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (the Trust) following the death of a man whose cancer was misdiagnosed, and who was not informed that his condition was terminal. The man...
Ombudsman announces new Expert Advisory Panel
22 October 2019
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman is pleased to announce the members of a newly formed Expert Advisory Panel. Ombudsman Rob Behrens appointed Dr Bill Kirkup, James Titcombe, Suzy Ashworth and Dr Nick Coleman as independent advisors with a remit...
Cancer treatment delays unacceptable, says Ombudsman
25 September 2019
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) has found serious failings at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust after the death of a man whose cancer surgery was unacceptably delayed. Mr Denis Harrison, 62 from Warrington, waited six months...
Family failed by Trust’s decision to remove specialist care, Ombudsman finds
29 August 2019
Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust failed in its duty to provide good clinical care for a boy with a life-threatening condition, an investigation by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) has found. Dylan Gray was born with congenital central...
Ombudsman comments on PACAC report on the NHS care and treatment of people with eating disorders
18 June 2019
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) has published a report on NHS care and treatment of people with eating disorders, which followed up on the recommendations in our Ignoring the Alarms report published in December 2017. Commenting on...