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Sheffield NHS trust and council pay £27 000 in damages after failing to agree patient’s care budget

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2949 (Published 01 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2949
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A vulnerable woman who had both legs amputated and was left for more than 14 months without funds to pay for her care package because of a dispute between the NHS and social services is to receive £27 000 in compensation.1 2

The parliamentary and health service ombudsman and the local government ombudsman jointly recommended that Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, a mental health trust, pay compensation to the unnamed woman, referred to as “Ms D.”

Ms D, who has …

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