An Ombudsman investigation has found that a hospital patient should have been given higher levels of fluid in the days before he died, but that while this may have prolonged his life for a time his death could not have been avoided.
Investigation finds that patient was given adequate information about her medical condition on discharge from hospitalSeptember 19, 2018
The Ombudsman has found that staff from the Ulster Hospital followed full and appropriate procedures when they discharged a patient who had been in their High Dependency Unit while undergoing treatment for a serious illness.
Ombudsman critical of Transport NI’s failure to provide and record reasons why four planning applications were considered acceptable.September 17, 2018
An investigation into the way Transport NI (now DfI Roads) dealt with consultation responses to a planning application has led to the Ombudsman making a number of recommendations.
Health and Social Care Trust agrees to Ombudsman ‘action plan’ to improve the way it deals with families during investigations into Serious Adverse Incidents.
Ombudsman asks Department to refund complainant after finding it unfairly recovered payment of farming subsidyAugust 16, 2018
A number of recommendations have been made by the Ombudsman after an investigation revealed that unclear guidance to applicants led to confusion over eligibility of Single Farm Payments.
An investigation has found that appropriate and timely intervention may have alleviated a patient’s discomfort and distress in the last weeks of her life. The Ombudsman found a number of failures by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust in relation to the patient’s nutritional care and treatment, and failings with regard to some aspects … Continue reading Trust failed to provide adequate care and treatment to patient during last weeks of her life
The Ombudsman has concluded that a hospital pain management consultant provided proper care to a patient who had been electrocuted in a workplace accident.
The Ombudsman has recommended that the Northern Ireland Civil Service review elements of their Dignity at Work policy after she found maladministration in the way the Department for Communities handled a complaint from a member of the public.
Ombudsman finds that GP ‘followed good practice and relevant clinical standards’ during patient’s breast cancer examinations.
An investigation into a complaint from a member of the public about the care and treatment provided to her late husband by three hospitals in the Belfast and South Eastern areas has led to a number of recommendations being made to the Trusts.