Health care provider fined failing to act on concerns raised

Court heard how in June 2014 an employee, raised concerns with HSE relating to the running of the internal occupational health service of Ramsay Health Care (UK) Operations Ltd. The HSE investigation found the company failed to appoint sufficient occupational health professionals to run the service which compromised the health and safety of its employees, patients and general members of the public, putting them at risk of suffering ill health or of acquiring an infection. HSE served four Improvement Notices as part of the investigation.

As a consequence of this, a nurse working at Boston West Hospital, Lincolnshire, was diagnosed with occupational dermatitis in January 2015, which later spread from her hands to her arms and legs.

Fined £550,000 and ordered to pay costs of £36,320.44