30 Apr 2019

Police launch new investigation into Gosport hospital deaths

Families have reacted with frustration and disappointment after police said they need several more months to investigate hundreds of deaths by overdose at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

Over 650 mainly elderly people died during the 1990s after being given dangerous levels of diamorphine – the medical name for heroin – even though they were only suffering from minor ailments.

Families claim there has been a cover up – and have little faith in another police investigation, the fourth, into the deaths of their loved ones.