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Publicly-funded hospitals saw 678 patient claims last year

Four per cent rise in claims brings number of patient-related cases open at State Claims Agency to more than 3,000

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

10th April, 2016
Hospitals are having to pay put more and more in claims Pic:iStock

Some 678 patient claims were made against publicly funded hospitals in 2015, new figures show.

That represented a 4 per cent rise on the 651 cases lodged in 2014.

The State Claims Agency (SCA) said it had 3,122 active patient-related claims under management at the end of March 2016, up from 2,844 at the end of 2014.

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