Discussing patient safety risks in private hospitals on BBC Northwest

CHPI | October 10, 2018 | Resources


Colin appeared on BBC North West on 10th October 2018 to discuss the tragic circumstances in the case of Peter O’Donnell, who died following treatment as an NHS patient in a private hospital.

Peter’s case raises issues about systemic patient safety risks in private hospital treatment in the UK.

The coroner’s report in the case prompted a letter from Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt that recognized that the regulation of private hospitals by the CQC has so far failed to tackle these risks.

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