HSIB legacy publication
In January 2020 we were asked by the Department of Health and Social Care to provide a summary report of all the investigations we had undertaken, up to that point, with East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust (EKHUFT). This was due to rising concerns around the care provided by EKHUFT’s maternity services at William Harvey Hospital in Ashford and the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Margate.
The summary report provides an overview of:
- the referrals caseload under the maternity investigations programme for EKHUFT
- the themes which were identified as indicative of patient safety risk to mothers and babies
- the engagement and escalation process that HSIB undertook with the Trust and the wider system in response.