06 July 2010
Woman sues over alleged medical negligence
A woman has made a claim that she was the victim of medical negligence two years ago.
Moira McKelvie went into Airedale General Hospital in July 2008 to have surgery, the Ilkley Gazette reports.
She was having a procedure on her left breast and suggests a consultant anaesthetist made mistakes.
In a writ issued at the High Court in London, she alleged Dr Thomas Hollins was responsible for errors when carrying out a paravertebral block, which is an injection given into the upper back prior to the operation.
He also administered a general anaesthetic.
Ms McKelvie is seeking compensation of more than £300,000.
Opened in 1970 by Prince Charles, Airedale Hospital serves a population of more than 200,000 over an area covering 700 square miles within Yorkshire and Lancashire.
It also employs around 2,900 staff and has a volunteer contingent of approximately 400 local individuals who provide services to help the medical centre run smoothly.
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