In August 2023 inspectors from the Care Quality Commission carried out a short notice inspection of the maternity services at the Trust looking at issues of safety and whether the maternity unit was well led. As a consequence of the inspection the rating of the hospital went down to requires improvement both in regard to […]
Following the numerous high-profile cases of baby deaths across the country, news has broken that there has been another inquest into the sad death of baby Adele O’Sullivan. The inquest found that there were several “missed opportunities” to improve both mother and baby’s care, including a delay in examining Mrs O’Sullivan after she noticed bleeding […]
The independent review into the maternity services at Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust has been ongoing for a number of years following commission in 2017 by the then Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt. What started as a relatively small investigation has since been expanded to the review of over 1800 individual cases. Last night saw […]
The full and final report arising from the independent review into Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has today been released. Today’s final report, released by Donna Ockenden, Chair of the Review, makes for devastating reading, identifying that at least 210 deaths could have been avoided and that nearly 100 babies suffered injury as a […]
As has been widely publicised, the maternity services at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) were reported as being “inadequate” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) back in December 2020. Since then, it is believed that the necessary changes still have not been made and patients are not being listened to, leading to devastating consequences. […]
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