Patient safety in private hospitals


Private hospitals are being used more and more by the NHS to perform operations. Because these hospitals are very different to NHS hospitals, CHPI has undertaken work to identify and assess the unique patient safety issues with this form of for-profit healthcare provision.

Mary Greaves, the sister of Peter O’Donnell, gave this moving account of Peter’s death following treatment as an NHS patient in a private hospital to an audience at the HSJ Patient Safety Congress in Manchester in July 2019.

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