Concern over 'lack of progress' following Morecambe Bay baby deaths

Concern over ‘absence of progress’ following Morecambe Bay infant deaths

The examination into the deaths at Furness General Hospital uncovered a “deadly mix” of failures in between 2004 and 2013. Led by Dr Costs Kirkup, a previous senior Department of Health authorities, the inquiry found “failings at practically every level, from labour ward to the head office of nationwide bodies”. The “dysfunctional” maternal device offered “substandard care”, with staff “deficient in abilities and knowledge”, it stated. Now Dr Kirkup has said that there has been “no visible action” in some essential areas highlighted in his report which was released a year earlier. In an interview with the Health Service Journal (HSJ), Dr Kirkup said that there had been progress on just 10 of the 26 national recommendations made in the report. Dr Kirkup told the HSJ: “There has been no visible action in some vital areas a.
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