Eye treatment man gets just half money sought
Saturday 2nd November 2013, 9:15AM GMT.
A MAN has been reimbursed less than half of the money he was due to receive after winning a case against Health and Social Services earlier this year.
Colin Rolfe, pictured, initially expected to be awarded £13,000 to cover the medical costs of a second opinion and subsequent treatment at an eye clinic in Cambridge.
But he said he had been given only £6,318.
‘The review board kept me informed at each stage of HSSD’s calculation of the payment and I was therefore aware that the payment would be rather less than the £13,000 I incurred, so the final sum was close to my revised expectation,’ he said.
‘However, in submitting my review application I had expected the outcome would include recognition by HSSD that its procedures for patients seeking redress to their concerns or complaints simply do not meet modern patient care standards.’