300 New cases of concern in review at Shropshire Hospitals

Monday 15th July 2019

We highlighted serious issues at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust in November last year, when it was announced that the Trust was being placed in special measures.

The Trust in charge of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in Shropshire and The Princess Royal Hospital in Telford had been placed into ‘special measures’ amid ongoing concerns over the standard of treatment provided at both sites.

Both the maternity and emergency units at the Trust had come under heavy criticism. The former is the subject of a much-publicised review into baby deaths at the Trust, thought, at the time, to affect more than 100 families.

However, the number of cases uncovered by a maternity review at hospitals in Shropshire has more than doubled.

In 2017, then Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced an investigation into avoidable baby deaths the Trust, which runs Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Telford’s Princess Royal.

300 new cases of concern have come to light since the Trust was asked to provide details on all cases of potential errors.

This news will give yet more concern for patients of the Trust and those with loved ones whom may have received poor care.  If you feel you have received substandard treatment at either hospital and would like legal advice, please contact us.

Adam Smith, Clinical Negligence Solicitor

Waldrons Solicitors