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Private healthcare company fined for death of BBC health correspondent’s father

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Private healthcare company fined for death of BBC health correspondent’s father – Lexology.

A national private healthcare company (this legal note politely avoids naming it) had a man in its deluxe hospital accommodation for an op., lovelier than many NHS places I should think, because it had patio doors to a balcony, which he fell off. They hadn’t locked the door, they hadn’t done a health and safety risk assessment. Obviously rich people don’t need really looking after; the people running private healthcare probably think that all this health and safety nonsense is just for the public sector. The fine was £100,00 by the way, plus costs of £29K+.

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Written by Malcolm Payne

14 August 2012 at 12:22 pm

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