Although there is some worry around the NHS’ move to send seriously ill patients straight toSouthamptonGeneralHospital, bypassing the Queen Alexandra (QA), here at Swain & Co. we support moves to improve patient survival rates.
Southampton General has a specialist neurological department, meaning that patients can now be assessed by paramedics as to whether they have a serious head or chest injury and then be sent straight to Southampton. This will stop patients coming to QA to be assessed and then transferred, and this move is thought to increase survival rates by 25%.
Under the plans, QA has become a major trauma centre for plastic surgery, meaning that patients fromSouthamptonwould also bypass their closer hospital to receive more specialised care.
Graeme Swain, partner and specialist medical negligence solicitor at Swain & Co. comments, “It is all about achieving the best outcome for the patient, something that we advocate here at Swain & Co. If this move helps to reduce delays and brings the best experts in quicker, we are all for it.”
When there has been a medical mistake, then Swain & Co. is on hand to help. Swain & Co. has a specialist team in medical and clinical negligence cases. We can offer no win no fee arrangements as well as legal aid and insurance arrangements. And you get 100% of the compensation guaranteed.
Ask for Graeme Swain or Tina Smith using the free phone number 0800 0351 999 or landline 02392 483322 (Portsmouth/Havant and Liverpool) or call Melanie Lidstone-Land on 02380 631111 (Southampton and London).
Source: The News, Havant and Waterlooville, 02.04.12