polo boats Grieving couple pursue criminal proceedings against NHS trust
A couple from Nottingham whose baby daughter died during labour say they want to pursue criminal proceedings against the hospital trust, and its staff, where she died.
Harriet Hawkins was stillborn at Nottingham City Hospital in April 2016.
I offer my deepest sympathy to Sarah and Jack for the pain and distress the death of their daughter, Harriet,
continues to cause them and their family. I profoundly apologise that we let them and Harriet down so badly. NUH has acknowledged that it is likely Harriet would have survived had it not been for several shortcomings in care.
We welcomed the independent review commissioned by our local commissioner, following the previous external review, which provided a further opportunity for our teams to reflect and learn from this incredibly sad case. We accept the recommendations that have arisen from the external review, and have worked to ensure appropriate further actions have been taken where needed.
The action plan will be monitored through to completion at the Trust’s Clinical Risk Committee and has oversight from the NUH Quality Assurance Committee to ensure that our learning prevents a similar incident.