The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) has been investigating East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust since July 2018 after a series of baby deaths.
The report discusses 24 maternity investigations undertaken since July 2018, including the deaths of three babies and two mothers.
It said: “These investigations have enabled HSIB to identify recurrent safety risks around several key themes of clinical care in the trust’s maternity services.”
This HSIB summary report provides an overview of:
- the referrals caseload under the maternity investigations programme for East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
- the themes which were identified as indicative of patient safety risk to mothers and babies
- the engagement and escalation process that HSIB undertook with the trust and the wider system in response.