The findings of an investigation into Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, set up by the health secretary Jeremy Hunt, have been published today.
The report reveals that a “lethal mix” of failings at almost every level led to the unnecessary deaths of one mother and 11 babies in the maternity unit of a Cumbrian hospital.
Responding to the findings of the investigation, our Chair Anna Bradley said:
"The findings published today around the incidents at Morecambe Bay are a powerful reminder of what can happen when the NHS fails to listen to the concerns of patients and their families, and should reinforce the efforts being made across the health system to make sure this doesn't happen again.
"The families affected have had to wait too long for resolution, with some of the cases dating back to 2008. It is this sort of experience that is behind our call on Government to simplify and speed up the complaints system and ensure everyone who is failed by the NHS gets the compassionate and speedy response they deserve."