Errors by the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust meant that a cancer patient’s end of life symptoms were left uncontrolled, and that opportunities for advanced care planning were missed. It also found that her end of life wishes were not taken into account.
Our investigation examined a man’s claims that the Department for Communities had failed to consider his ‘difficulties’ when considering his claim for the Personal Independence Payment benefit, and that it lacked understanding of his condition.
Our investigation found that 3FiveTwo’s treatment of a patient was appropriate, but that errors led to a delay in her treatment.
Investigation finds that it took more than 6 months for the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust to respond to a patient’s complaint.
The Chief Executives of three health trusts have apologised after an error in recording a patient’s date of birth led to him being confused with another patient.
Derry City and Strabane District Council has been criticised for not making contemporaneous records over whether to carry out a Habitat Regulation Assessment during a planning case.
The Ombudsman has recommended staff training in a Trust to help improve communication with patients who become distressed during post-birth procedures.
Our investigation found that the South Eastern Trust failed to properly assess the risks faced by a patient, and could have done more to help him before his death.
We found that failings by Ards and North Down Borough Council resulted in delays to a golf club’s planning application.
We concluded that the investigation by the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust followed all relevant guidelines, but asked it to remind staff of the importance of routinely consulting the GPs of vulnerable adults when carrying out future investigations.