Hospital pays damages

    Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury

    The family of a young boy who was left brain damaged after his birth at the former Pembury Hospital, Tunbridge Wells, have been awarded a £2.7million lump sum in compensation to cover the cost of his care.

    Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust agreed the money after a High Court ruling yesterday. The boy, now aged nine, is dependent on carers, is developmentally impaired and has to be fed through a tube.