Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Children's hospital spent £130,000 on 'reputation management' lawyers

Children's hospital spent £130,000 on 'reputation management' lawyers Great Ormond Street hospital hired firm to respond to claim patients were being put at risk

Great Ormond Street hospital spent more than £130,000 with the reputation management lawyers Schillings over an investigation into whether it was putting patients’ lives at risks.

The expenditure, detailed in the children’s hospital’s accounts, shows the extent to which money was diverted from the health service to cover legal fees in response to a news story, which claimed the hospital risked the physical and mental health of a child with gut conditions by adopting “aggressive” treatment. Continue reading... The Guardian

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