Kettering General Hospital Trust has paid out more than £300,000 in accident compensation, to staff injured at work over the last five year period.
The Northants Evening Telegraph is reporting that between 2006 and 2011 the Trust made over forty compensation payments to staff injured by trips, slip and falls, lifting accidents, patient abuse and incidents involving sharp objects.
The Trust’s Chief Executive Lorene Read stated that the Kettering General Hospital took the health and safety of staff extremely seriously, adding that all employees received regular training on how to prevent accidents in the work place.
She went on to say that staff also received refresher courses in moving and lifting patients and how to use and dispose of sharp objects such as needles and syringes.
Over the last five year period the Trust paid almost £300,000 in compensation, including a total of £115,527 for those injured in slips, trips and falls, £98,635 was paid to staff involved in lifting accidents, £17,079 in damages was awarded to staff injured by sharp objects including needles, just over £5,000 was paid to staff who suffered at the hands of abusive patients and £6,171 in damages was paid to those exposed to infections and other harmful substances.