Mr Daniel Hay is a former consultant surgeon in obstetrics and gynaecology. University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (the Derby Trust) have confirmed that a total of 383 women have now been contacted as part of the NHS England and their investigation into treatment provided by Mr Hay  at Royal Derby Hospital and Ripley Hospital between 2015 - 2018. 

Chesterfield and Nottingham 

From information first identified from the BBC Local Democracy Reporting Service, and subsequently verified by Freeths from Mr Daniel Hay’s CV, which is published online, Freeths has been able to ascertain that  Mr Hay has practiced obstetrics and gynaecology not just in Derby, but also in Chesterfield and Nottingham. 

Mr Daniel Hay started working at the Royal Derby Hospital in 2005. The University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust say that he stopped working at the Trust in June 2018. The CV states that during Mr Hay’s time at Derby City General hospital he provided treatment within gynaecology outpatients, the antenatal clinic, gynaecology theatre, on call for both obstetrics and gynaecology, and also performed ward rounds. 

Freeths are acting for a number of women who have received letters from the Derby Trust, confirming that the treatment they received under Mr Daniel Hay is under investigation. Freeths are also acting for many women who have not received letters from the Derby Trust but have concerns about their health worsening after having treatment under Mr Hay. Some women have also contacted Freeths concerned about the treatment they received from Mr Hay during this time at Chesterfield. 

From the information provided in the CV, it is clear  that between December 2001 to December 2005 he was a consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. It states that during his time there his role included treatment on the labour suite, gynaecology out patients, antenatal clinic, urodynamics, ward rounds and performed procedures relating to gynaecology/urogynaecology, colposcopy, and c-section surgery. 

The CV also states that between October 1996 to November 2001 Mr Daniel Hay was a Specialist Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology on a Mid Trent rotation. During this time he practiced at a number of hospitals including Queens Medical Centre Nottingham, City Hospital Nottingham, Kingsmill Hospital in Mansfield, Derby City General Hospital and Chesterfield Royal Hospital. 

Freeths’ clinical negligence specialist lawyer, Associate, Claire Cooper, who is advising the women who have been affected, comments, “A number of women have already contacted us whose treatment was provided by Mr Hay outside of the 2015 to 2018 period that is being investigated. Many have received letters from the Derby Trust, and but many have not. We are concerned that there may also be women treated at hospitals in Chesterfield and Nottingham who have questions about the treatment that they received”.  

Dr Daniel Hay Support Group – The SAFE Group

Freeths have set up a private support group only open to women treated by Mr Daniel Hay at any hospital location. You do not have to be pursuing a claim to join the support group, and women who are represented by other solicitors can join the support group as well. 

The support group is called the SAFE Group as it offers support, answers, friendship and empathy for all women affected by such a deeply personal and traumatic experience. We hope the support group will give these women the opportunity to speak to others in a similar position with a view to supporting each other and to share any concerns they may have.  

If you would like to join the SAFE Group then please contact the Freeths SAFE Group Team by email or phone: supportgroup@freeths.co.uk or 01332 320184

If you, or a loved one, has been treated by Mr Daniel Hay and are concerned about the treatment you received, please contact one of our local, approachable and knowledgeable team: 

Karen Reynolds, Partner: 0845 272 5677 or 07717730834. Or by email to Karen.reynolds@freeths.co.uk

Siobhan Genever, Director: 0845 030 5774 or 07971586185. Or by email to siobhan.genever@freeths.co.uk

Claire Cooper, Associate: 0845 274 6830 or 07811744463. Or by email to claire.cooper@freeths.co.uk 

Naomi Solomon, Associate: 0845 030 5742 or 07973881711. Or by email to naomi.solomon@freeths.co.uk 

For more information about Mr Daniel Hay and the ongoing investigation please see the original BBC news report on the following link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-56892785