Hospital pays out £1.66m for round-the-clock care for stroke victim

Essex County Standard: Queen's Hospital, Romford Queen's Hospital, Romford

The family of a highly-skilled builder left severely disabled by a stroke have received a multi-million pound NHS payment for his round-the-clock care.

Paul Wiggins, 53, of Great Holland, was left gravely disabled after he suffered a brain haemorrhage after an incorrect hospital diagnosis.

The former joiner and builder now needs constant care and is totally dependent on others.

Through his wife Maxine, Mr Wiggins sued the operators of Queen’s Hospital, Romford, where he was being treated.

Yesterday, the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust admitted liability and agreed to pay a lump sum of £1.66million, which will provide suitable accommodation for Mr Wiggins.

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9:55am Fri 9 May 14

totallyfootball says...

When will the government do something about tis negligence, heads should roll!
When will the government do something about tis negligence, heads should roll! totallyfootball
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10:09pm Fri 9 May 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

Are we really safe with these people?
Is there anybody out there?
Are we really safe with these people? Is there anybody out there? A Very Private Gentleman
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7:29am Tue 13 May 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

Such a great way to use NHS money:
I agree with comment above:
I do not agree with what has happened to the patient and his family:
The whole about the public sector is becoming an expensive joke and a costly price to pay more than money:
On us of course !
AVPG:
Such a great way to use NHS money: I agree with comment above: I do not agree with what has happened to the patient and his family: The whole about the public sector is becoming an expensive joke and a costly price to pay more than money: On us of course ! AVPG: A Very Private Gentleman
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