Carolyn Hirst, Anu Singh and Linda Farrant join the Board as non-executive directors
17 February 2020
We are delighted to welcome Carolyn Hirst, Anu Singh and Linda Farrant to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman's Board as non-executive directors. Carolyn Hirst Carolyn has many years of experience as a mediator and currently mediates for the Scottish...
Failure to operate on twisted bowel led to man’s death, Ombudsman finds
23 January 2020
A man’s death could have been avoided if the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust had operated on his twisted bowel, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) has found. Mr A, an otherwise healthy 71-year-old man, died when his...
Baby’s death from heart defect was avoidable, Ombudsman finds
16 December 2019
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has found serious failings at James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust after a six-month-old baby died because his heart defect was not diagnosed and treated, despite multiple opportunities to do so. On 2...
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...