In 2015 the Secretary of State asked the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) to investigate and improve maternity safety across England. The HSIB aims to half the rates of stillbirths, neonatal and maternal deaths, and brain injuries that occur soon after birth, by 2025. It will make national safety recommendations for the whole health service.
The enquiry was launched in the wake of the largest maternity scandal at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, where more than 900 cases of alleged poor care are being examined. HSIB are also investigating safety concerns at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.
Our team of Medical Negligence Solicitors regularly hear stories from mothers across England who have received poor care during their pregnancy and delivery of their baby, which has resulted in preventable deaths and avoidable injuries.
As specialist Medical Negligence Solicitors we endorse the need for national safety recommendations alongside increased staffing levels on NHS wards, improved ongoing training and supervision of clinical staff.
If you or a loved one has been affected by poor maternity care, the Medical Negligence team at Ison Harrison will listen to your story and deal with your enquiry in a sensitive manner. If we believe that there are sufficient prospects to pursue a claim we will guide you through the process and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve to enable you and your family to obtain support and assistance when you need it the most.
You can contact a member of the team for free advice on 0113 346 4044 or firstname.lastname@example.org