10 Jul 2023

Nottingham maternity review to examine 1,700 cases in largest ever UK inquiry

Health and Social Care Editor

A review into maternity failings in Nottingham hospitals will involve the cases of 1,700 families – making it the biggest ever carried out in the UK.

Donna Ockenden, who is chairing the inquiry, said behind those numbers were mothers and babies who had suffered “often avoidable, life changing harm – made worse by having to fight to be heard”.

And today in a highly unusual move – the trust preempted the inquiry by acknowledging they had failed the families.