The Patients Association, alongside the All Party Parliamentary Group for Patient and Public Involvement in Health and Social Care, have published its Inquiry into the NHS Constitution. For more information and to read the report please click here.
Statement from Scott and Susanna Morrish regarding the PHSO report into the avoidable death of their 3 year old son from sepsis:
When Samuel died so suddenly and unexpectedly from sepsis three and a half years ago, we needed to try to understand what had led to his death. We thought that each of the NHS organisations involved in his care would automatically investigate their own roles, in order to try to find out if there was anything that they could have done differently. Sadly this was not what happened and, as outlined in the report, the local NHS investigations failed.
When the Ombudsman took on Sam’s case we were assured that the PHSO was different and better, and that it would be able to get answers to obvious questions; ask new questions that we hadn’t thought of; and that within 12 months it would all be over.
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to read the full statement from Mr and Mrs Morrish.