Hospital pays damages

Tunbridge Wells Hospital missed three NHS targets but is out of special financial measures

The family of a young boy who was left brain damaged after his birth at the former Pembury Hospital, Tunbridge Wells, have been awarded a £2.7million lump sum in compensation to cover the cost of his care.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust agreed the money after a High Court ruling yesterday. The boy, now aged nine, is dependent on carers, is developmentally impaired and has to be fed through a tube.

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