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NMC Review at Furness General Hospital

Clinical negligence solicitor Ruth Keenleyside comments on the latest developments at Furness General Hospital.

Following the publication of the NMC’s Review of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust and Monitor’s decision to exercise its powers of intervention, Ruth Keenleyside, a clinical negligence solicitor from Burnetts said, “The same concerns are being raised over and over again about patient safety at Furness General Hospital and yet, as recently as the 27th and 28th September, further serious incidents appear to be evidence of a midwife not appropriately involving medical staff or following guidelines. The Trust’s leadership team, and especially Maternity Services, have to stop tinkering at the edges and start making changes for the long-term. It is extremely distressing for the families who have lost children or mothers to discover, that after all that has been said, these serious risk management issues have not been addressed.”

Burnetts’ medical law team is currently acting for several families in claims of serious clinical negligence by the Maternity Services of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust. Since the police investigation was made public on Friday 9th September, several other women have been in touch with concerns about the treatment they or their babies received at Furness General Hospital.

Ruth is one of only two lawyers in Cumbria who have been accredited by the well-respected charity Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA).

Published: Wednesday 12th October 2011
Categorised: Medical Negligence

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