The Care Quality Commission were compelled to bring charges against the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust for two separate incidents of avoidable harm to patients, both of which led to their tragic deaths. These charges have been admitted by the Trust today and they will be sentenced for the harm they have caused.
This sadly comes all too soon after the widely reported Shrewsbury scandal into maternity care and raises serious concerns regarding standards of care throughout the Trust in recent years. Additionally, the likely avenue for the Courts in this scenario is to fine the Trust for their actions/inactions, which will in turn put further pressure on NHS resources. There needs to be significant lessons learned, and quickly, by the Trust to protect patients from future incidents like this.
We have decades of experience in a wide range of clinical negligence claims acting for patients who have suffered avoidable harm in both the NHS and private practice. Please do get in touch if you have any concerns regarding care received at the Trust. Claims against the Trust can be brought up to 3 years after a death, or 3 years after the 18th birthday of a child. In some cases there is in fact no time limit and we can advise you upon this.
You can read more about this in an article on the BBC here.
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