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.
East Kent Hospitals maternity services: HSIB summary report (7 April 2020) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/east-kent-hospitals-maternity-services-hsib-summary-report
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