Spire Healthcare has agreed to pay £27 million into a fund to provide compensation to the victims of rogue breast surgeon Ian Paterson.
The fund will now total £37 million and provide compensation to approximately 750 patients currently bringing claims against Spire Healthcare. The order will also set aside a portion for former patients that have not yet claimed against Spire Healthcare.
Paterson was initially jailed for 15 years but this was extended to 20 years in August after Court of Appeal judges ruled the sentence was "unduly lenient".
During the trial, it emerged that Paterson, who treated thousands of patients during his career, exaggerated or invented cancer risks and claimed payments for more expensive procedures.
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He also carried out hundreds of unnecessary operations on NHS patients. The NHS has so far paid more than £17 million in compensation for victims.
Figures from NHS Resolution show that as of July 31, it had received 277 claims involving Paterson's NHS practice and paid a total of £17,411,639 on those.
Victims said Paterson's crimes had left them in constant pain and struggling to trust medical professionals.
In its statement, Spire said the agreement was conditional on all parties agreeing, and the court approving, the terms of a formal court order.
The agreement has been made in conjunction with Paterson's insurers.
Simon Gordon, Interim Chief Executive Officer, said:
In a statement, a spokesperson at Thompsons Solicitors which represents more than 500 of Paterson's patients said: