Eleanor Grey QC led an independent review of children’s cardiac services in Bristol which has today published its findings. The final report is the result of a two years’ meticulous work by gathering and reviewing evidence in relation to the safety and quality of children’s cardiac services in Bristol. The review was triggered by the concerns of a number of families whose children had died at the hospital. The review found that there was no evidence to suggest that there were failures in care and treatment of the nature identified in the Bristol Public Inquiry of 1998-1990 but that, on occasions, the care was less good and parents were let down. The review also found that that, on occasions, the senior managers of the Hospital failed adequately to understand and respond effectively to the concerns of parents. The report makes 32 recommendations to the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, NHS England and the Department of Health.
The full report is available to download by clicking here.
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