New Manchester mayor Andy Burnham should prioritise safe healthcare – expert comment 


Commenting on the appointment of Andy Burnham as the new Manchester mayor, Eddie Jones, head of medical negligence at JMW Solicitors, commented:

“There are critical patient safety issues in Manchester that we would like to see Mr Burnham prioritise so that all residents have access to safe services. Key amongst them is improving the failing Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust which has been rated as inadequate. We are dealing with numerous cases of avoidable harm caused to patients of the trust and lives have been ruined. We would like to know what role Mr Burnham will play in turning this situation around.

“In addition many care homes in Manchester are performing poorly putting elderly residents at risk of poor care such as avoidable falls, medication errors or pressure sores. As elderly care is an issue close to Mr Burnham’s heart we would like to see the standard of Manchester’s care homes raised under his leadership.”


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JMW Solicitors LLP is a leading Manchester law firm and offers a broad range of legal services to both commercial and private clients.

JMW’s Clinical Negligence team is headed up by leading clinical negligence lawyer, Eddie Jones.







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