NHS hospital ‘failed to properly investigate deaths of two babies then ‘covered-up’ CEO’s leadership failures’, chief claims as he quits in protest over handling of scandal
“An NHS hospital has been accused of failing to properly investigate the deaths of two babies and then covering up a CEO’s leadership failures.
Dr Max Mclean, the chairman of Bradford Teaching Hospitals trust, has quit in protest over the handling of the scandal and alleged failings of the trust’s chief executive Professor Mel Pickup – after no action was taken over concerns about her performance.
The largest concern relates to delays in investigating three major neonatal incidents that happened over the course of 12 days in April 2021, involving the deaths of two newborn babies and a third baby with a permanent disability, according to The Times.
The three incidents share similar concerns, such as concerns over infection prevention and control.
Newborn deaths should be investigated within 60 days, under national guidelines, but each investigation instead took 14 months, The Times reported.”
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