Police to research child deaths NHS belief

Police to investigate baby deaths NHS trust


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More than 900 households have contacted the impartial evaluation taking a look at poor maternity care at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS belief

A police investigation has been launched right into a hospital belief on the centre of a child deaths inquiry.

More than 900 families have contacted an independent review into Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, with circumstances relationship again greater than 40 years.

West Mercia Police stated it was investigating whether or not there may be “evidence to support a criminal case either against the trust or any individuals involved”.

It stated it will not remark additional.

The power stated it had met with NHS Improvement, the Department of Health and the impartial reviewer to debate complaints made in opposition to the belief.

It inspired anybody who has data, however has not but been in touch with the group behind the impartial evaluation, to get in contact.

Louise Barnett, chief government on the belief, stated it will “fully cooperate with the investigation”.

“I would like to reassure all families affected that we are listening and acting on feedback,” she stated.

“We are not able to comment further to avoid prejudicing the investigation.”

Led by Donna Ockenden, the impartial evaluation is specializing in claims that various infants and moms died or have been harmed within the care of the belief.

A leaked report by maternity expert Ms Ockenden outlined a list of maternity failings from 1979 to the current day.

Earlier this yr, it was revealed the belief would be repaying almost £1m of the payment it received under the NHS’s Maternity Incentive Scheme, weeks earlier than its companies have been rated insufficient.

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Rhiannon Davies, pictured with daughter Isabella and husband Richard, campaigned for an impartial inquiry after her child, Kate, died in 2009

Rhiannon Davies and husband Richard Stanton, whose child Kate died in 2009, have been among the many households who first pushed for the impartial inquiry.

Ms Davies stated she had no remark to make on the information of the police investigation.

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