13 Feb 2020

Hospital baby deaths: review launched into East Kent NHS Trust

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

An independent review has been launched into maternity services at the East Kent NHS Trust – after a number of potentially avoidable baby deaths since 2011.

The Government said there were “failings in leadership and governance” at the trust – and was sending in an independent clinical support team to make sure improvements are made.

The Trust has issued a “wholehearted” apology to all the families affected – saying they were taking the necessary steps to provide safe care.