Health board slated over reports request

Scotland’s Information Commissioner has accused a health board of “perhaps the most serious catalogue of failings” for not handing over more than 50 reports on serious incidents at its hospitals.

Rab Wilson, who worked for Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board, asked it for copies of all “critical incident” reviews and significant “adverse event” reports.

Mr Wilson turned to Information Commissioner Kevin Dunion after the health board told him it did not hold any critical incident review plans, apart from one it had already given to him. But when the commissioner investigated, 56 such plans were found on a computer drive. The NHS board has been ordered to provide Mr Wilson with a copy of the reports.

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