Investigating The Negligent Vascular Surgery at

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Hospitals

Your Path to Justice

At Patient Claim Line, we know the substantial impact of negligent vascular surgery on patients’ lives. When trust in medical professionals is broken, we are here to help you seek justice and ensure those who are responsible are held to account, for outcomes which could have been prevented.

Our team of expert medical negligence solicitors are committed to fighting claims relating to vascular surgery performed at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board which took place between 2017 and 2023.

The RCSE Report

In July 2021, the Royal College of Surgeons England (RCSE) compiled an in-depth examination which included 44 clinical records linked to vascular surgery, acting on behalf of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB). The findings were eye-opening and alarming. The RCSE released their report in January 2022, which shed light on critical findings and recommendations.


Have you experienced any of the following?

  • Inadequate record-keeping during your treatment?
  • A lack of necessary follow-up and aftercare plans?
  • Uncertainty about the quality of care you received?


Which hospitals do the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board cover?

Conwy and Denbigshire:

  • Glan Clwyd Hospital (another hospital my client seen at)
  • Abergele Hospital
  • Colwyn Bay Hospital
  • Denbigh Hospital
  • Llandudno General Hospital
  • Royal Alexandra
  • Ruthin Hospital

Gwynedd and Anglesey:

  • Ysbyty Gwynedd
  • Ysbyty Alltwen
  • Bryn Beryl Hospital
  • Cefni Hospital
  • Dolgellau and Barmouth Hospital
  • Ysbyty Eryri
  • Tywyn Hospital
  • Ysbyty Penrhos Stnaley

Wrexham and Flintshire:

  • Wrexham Maelor Hospital
  • Deeside Community Hospital
  • Chirk Hospital
  • Holywell Hospital
  • Mold Hospital

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As a patient, you expect to receive the very best care and guidance throughout your treatment. When this doesn’t happen, it can have severe effects on your health, condition, and your future treatment options. You don’t have to navigate this challenging journey alone.


Your Well-being Is Our Priority

At Patient Claim Line, we are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of medical care and ensuring accountability. Your well-being is our top priority, and we stand by your side throughout the legal process.

Key allegations

Quality and Consistency of Care: The report questioned the quality and consistency of care provided to patients.

Record Keeping: Inadequate record-keeping practices were identified, potentially jeopardising patient safety

Patient Records Review: The Health Board was urged to review comments within certain clinical records, alongside their local information, to determine if patient episodes of care contained the expected information

Follow-up and Aftercare: The report recommended scrutiny of the presence of necessary and appropriate follow-up and aftercare plans for numerous patients

What are the next steps?

If you think you may have been impacted by negligent vascular surgery at one of the hospitals covered by the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, our expert medical negligence solicitors are here to assist you. We offer: • A free, confidential, and no-obligation case assessment. • Compassionate guidance on your legal options. We are committed to helping you understand your rights and choices. Let us be your partners on the path to justice. Contact Us Today for your free case assessment.

Have you been impacted?

If you or a loved one received treatment in a vascular services department at one of the hospitals covered within the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and suspect that you may have been affected by substandard care, you have the right to seek answers and justice. You can contact our team who will be able to offer a Free case assessment and give you options of what to do next and how we can support you. We totally understand that this is a time when things can be uncertain which is why we work on a No Win, No Fee basis which means there’s no financial risk to you and nothing to pay upfront or if we lose your case.

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Our team of experts will support you all the way

Our Group Actions team is led by Christian Beadell and Francesca Paul. They are supported by Sion Wynne, and a dedicated team of talented medical negligence solicitors. The team forms part of a wider medical negligence department, with Peter Rigby at the helm. Our Group Actions team specialises in bringing forward collective clinical negligence claims for defective medical equipment, and have a track record of successfully securing compensation for our clients.

Adrian Denson

Adrian Denson
Chief Legal Officer

Peter Rigby

Peter Rigby
Director of Medical Negligence

Christian Beadell

Christian Beadell
Partner, Head of Strategy and Legal Operations

Francesca Paul

Francesca Paul
Associate Solicitor

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