What do I do? do I just go to the hearing and ask for the information I want. I have to supply a list of areas I want the coroner to look into a week before the hearing but i do not know what to ask with out access to the info in the first place. am I entitled to ask for info from the hospital before the hearing. Apologies for spelling mistakes i'm dyslexic
Mum died on the 6/3/2010 - There has been no court hearing other than to open the inquest and then immediately adjourn it. It was only because I wrote an official complaint at the enormous delay just before xmas that the case management was listed. I know of no other hearings. Furthermore the matter has been removed from the original case officer and given to the court's head investigator. Two days later, the Friday before xmas the papers i now have were released to me.
ops forgot to say litigant in person
Will try the public access route for the one off advice. Have used the CAB in the past for housing issues - they were a tad shaky as it depends on who you get! Hence resorting to this serivce/
Many thanks for your help. Hope you have a good 2013
Yes her profile is excellent- I'll call her chambers tomorrow.
Should the fee be to much I'll go through the BPU route. Many thanks for that nugget of info -Makes approaching the CAB a solid fall back position.
Kind regards XXXXX XXXXX - kate
Wow - that really is a great advice and very helpful; Public Access it is. Great service and again many thanks - Kate
Not yet, I'm waiting for a phone back - the head Clerk For Ms Manley hoped it would be later this morning/today. Further she is available for the Case management conference. Again thanks for your help - Kate
Thank you so much for all your hep - I really do want to know what the relationship between the medical company and the surgeon, (ie what was in it for him, financial or otherwise. As well as why the hospital has split its services in the manner that it has. Secondly why the hospital policies and procedures didn't allow the head of heart surgery and/or AAU etc, to over rule the man and his handling of both mother and myself (as next of kin).
I hope so as it is a nonsense for non medical managers to split the case of patients in this manner. This is what I have found out so far -
The patient (sorry now known as 'a NHS customer) enters hospital (a) - funded as a 'center of excellence' for care, but not for surgery. S/he is then prep-ed for the op. Next while partially drugged up they are transferred by ambulance to hospital (b) 10-12 miles away, where any amount of surgery is carried out. No matter how complicated.
Hospital b) is also funded as a 'center of excellence' but for 'surgery' only. Patients are then monitored and should they show signs of being stable (ie an hour or two from surgery taking place) transferred back to hospital (a) where the after care takes place. It's a farce! I mean what happens if there is an accident on the way there or back?
The decision to split the departments, as the Drs advised, was based on funding measures not medical grounds. Thus patient care came very low in the list of priorities; ie it was a political decision as each authority did not want to loose the 'center of excellence' benchmark as other funding flowed from this initial decision for the county/hospital area. Total nonsense - and very worrying for patient care. As the state is rolled back our lives are being put at risk! I just hope the coroner can expose this insanity.