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Hospital apologises after hiding surgeon's error for seven years

A hospital trust has apologised to a woman for failing to admit a surgeon had been responsible for a massive haemorrhage that almost killed her after a Caesarean section.

For seven years, East Kent Hospitals Trust maintained the size of Louise Dempster's baby was to blame.

"It was just continuous lies," the 34-year-old told BBC News.

East Kent Hospitals chief executive Tracy Fletcher promised "to ensure lessons are learned".

Louise Dempster gave birth in May 2015 but the surgeon's error only emerged during an inquiry into poor maternity care at East Kent Hospitals Trust which reported this year.

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Source: BBC News, 9 December 2022


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