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‘Thorough Investigation Vital’ Following Concerns Regarding Shrewsbury And Telford Hospitals Trust

Report Reveals 60 Cases Of Alleged Poor Care Have Been Identified

11.09.2018

Andrew Hewitt, Press Officer | 0114 274 4255

Reports that around 60 separate cases of baby or mother deaths have been identified in relation to Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust are hugely concerning and must be thoroughly investigated, according to legal specialists.

An exclusive report by the Health Service Journal has revealed that more cases of alleged poor care had been revealed at the trust, which was already being investigated for failures linked to 23 families.

It is thought that the issues uncovered span a 19-year period, with the most recent deaths highlighted relating to December 2017 when a mother and two babies died in separate incidents.

There are now major concerns that the problems could even be much larger in scale than the issues previously revealed regarding care at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust.

Irwin Mitchell’s specialist Medical Law and Patients’ Rights team has vast experience providing advice and support to families across the UK affected by a range of maternity care failings.

The legal experts were also recently instructed to act for a family affected by concerns raised regarding Countess of Chester Hospital.

Expert Opinion
“The reports regarding Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust are deeply concerning and it is vital that all of the cases are both quickly and thoroughly investigated.

“Problems of this nature are very troubling and will have undoubtedly caused concern among the local community. It is of paramount importance that reassurances are provided that any issues which have been seen in the past will not be repeated in the future.

“Patient safety should always be the priority for the NHS and it is vital that swift answers are provided regarding the issues which have been identified.”
Tim Annett, Partner

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