A Fife man believes medical staff who might have contributed to his wife’s death should be prosecuted — and he has now been offered a meeting with health secretary Shona Robison over the issue.
David Dunsire, 73, from Kirkcaldy, has criticised authorities for continuing to “drag their heels” over responses to his questions about the death of his wife, Kay, in December 2012.
Mr Dunsire feels he has been left with nowhere to turn after the three-year time limit for making a compensation claim came and went while NHS Fife — which subsequently apologised for its failings — and the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) looked into his concerns.
However, he also maintains NHS staff in Scotland should be brought before the courts if patients die or are caused harm by shortcomings in care under the Health and Safety Act, as is now the case south of the border.
In response to Mr Dunsire’s concerns, Ms Robison said: “It is right that NHS Fife have apologised to Mr Dunsire and they have sought to assure me that they are already taking action to improve care for other patients in light of this.
“I would be happy to meet with Mr Dunsire to discuss his concerns.”