Laurence Vick
Posted on 24 Jan 2014

Sean Turner Inquest – Coverage and Comment

Media coverage of the conclusion of the Turner inquest

'Although Sean needed a high level of nursing attention, at times on ward 32 he didn't even receive the most basic care. There was a lack of leadership, accountability and communication.'

- Steve and Yolanda Turner

Below is a round-up of press reports on the inquest into the death of Sean Turner, which concluded on 23 January 2014. Sean was a patient at the Bristol child heart surgery unit, and died in intensive care in March 2012. Sean's is the second of seven Bristol heart inquests.

Throughout the inquest, Sean's parents have worked tirelessly to ensure his story was heard. Steve and Yolanda have been strong, composed and dignified during what has been an emotional period marked by constant media attention.

Laurence Vick, representing the family, has paid tribute to Steve and Yolanda's continuing determination to find answers to the questions that remain over their son's treatment and death.

Laurence and the Turner family were interviewed by all major media outlets. You can see a selection of the coverage below, including Laurence reading the family's statement live on national news.

Coverage from the doors of the coroner's court

Video coverage: Laurence Vick reads the family's statement outside the coroner's court

Robert Woolley says the Trust will 'reflect' on the coroner's findings

Other media coverage

Guardian

Independent

BBC News

Mirror