Nurse Gloria Urquhart will receive more than £70,000 from NHS Fife after winning an eight-year legal wrangle following a fall at Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline, in 1998. Ms Urquhart fell heavily when a bed moved as she was lifting a patient.

Staff had previously reported problems with the beds but it had not been resolved. The Royal College of Nursing Scotland welcomed the decision by Lord Brodie and said the outcome underlined the need for employers to do all they can to provide a safe working environment for their staff.

RCN press release

Nurse Gloria Urquhart will receive more than£70,000 from NHS Fife after winning an eight-year legal wrangle following a fall at Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline, in 1998. Ms Urquhart fell heavily when a bed moved as she was lifting a patient.

Staff had previously reported problems with the beds but it had not been resolved. The Royal College of Nursing Scotland welcomed the decision by Lord Brodie and said the outcome underlined the need for employers to do all they can to provide a safe working environment for their staff.

RCN press release