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Carlisle MP John Stevenson told ITV Border he was happy that the hospital had admitted liability but that more work has still to be done:
Three women with breast cancer - who were wrongly given the all clear - WILL now receive compensation from the hospital trust responsible. Delays in diagnosis meant that all three of them suffered medically, and the mistake has potentially shortened how long they will live.
The North Cumbria trust which runs the hospitals in Carlisle and Whitehaven has apologised unreservedly for the mistakes made in the screening process. But despite the news, others caught up in the problem say they're still not happy. John Bevir sent this report for ITV Border.
Three women with breast cancer who were wrongly given the all clear, are now in line for compensation, after the hospital trust responsible admitted liability.
In total 16 women were wrongly told they didn't have the disease after mistakes were made in the screening process by the North Cumbria trust which runs the hospitals in Carlisle and Whitehaven.
The mistakes were spotted in 2010 after inspectors discovered serious problems. The trust has apologised unreservedly and says it is working to resolve the other 13 cases.
North Cumbria Hospital Trust has admitted liability in three cases where women were told they did not have breast cancer when in fact they did. The cases date back to July 2010. The Trust has sent out formal letters of apologies to the women.
The Trust have said they willcontinue to work closely with the solicitors involved in order to try andachieve a 'satisfactory resolution of any justified claims'.
Mike Walker, Medical Director for North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, said:
Following an investigation into the breast screening incident in NorthCumbria in July 2010, a report with recommendations for improvement waspublished. The Trust says all of the recommendations in the report have been fully implemented andare now embedded into the service.
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North Cumbria Hospital Trust has admitted liability in three cases where women were told they did not have breast cancer when they did.