It seems that it is not just England that is struggling to maintain an appropriate level of service in the NHS. Wales has recently reported a doubling in medical negligence payouts totalling £38m.
Reports suggest that an increase in the amount of cerebral palsy sufferers caused by childbirth injuries has played a major part in the increase.
The way the Welsh NHS pays out compensation has changed for cerebral palsy. Now, victims are being paid every year rather than a large upfront payment. This has lead to great overall payments over time.
To find out more about this report, see the full article at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-19324996