By George Stephens • 20 November 2019 • 10:19
Mothers & babies died during major failings at a hospital trust, in what looks like to be the worst NHS maternity scandal ever!
A “toxic” culture was in place at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust going back 40 years when babies and mothers suffered avoidable death, according to a report leaked to The Independent UK newspaper.
The report found staff at the trust routinely dismissed parents’ concerns, were unkind, got dead babies’ names wrong and in one instance referred to a baby who died as “it”.
In another reported case, parents were not told their baby’s body had arrived back from the post-mortem and the body was left to decompose to such a state that the parents never got to say a final goodbye.
Babies were also left with permanent disability while there was substandard care at the hospital.
The interim update report comes from an independent inquiry ordered by the government in July 2017.
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