Are hospital authorities held responsible for the negligence of its staff?

[Law of Torts] – Consistent with the control test which was earlier followed, a hospital authority was not held liable for the negligence of its staff in matters requiring professional skill but with the change in legal position that the control test is not  decisive in all cases and it breaks down when applied to skilled and professional work, a hospital authority has now been held liable for the negligence of its professional staff and the distinction earlier drawn between professional duties and ministerial or administrative duties has been disapproved.

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