Private hospitals providing care directly or as a facility for private surgeons to perform operations or procedures under practising privileges or admitting rights may be liable to those patients should the individual practitioner have no or insufficient indemnity cover. By analogy with the position of NHS hospitals1, a private hospital or clinic may owe a non-delegable duty to establish a proper system of care, to engage competent staff and to provide proper and safe equipment and premises and/or if there is a failure, when granting admitting rights and practising privileges, properly to police the same and supervise or prevent
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