Laurence Vick
Posted on 21 Jan 2014

Sean Turner Inquest - Whistleblower Speaks

Whistleblower Stephen Bolsin speaks out on Turner Inquest

As the inquest into the death of Sean Turner approaches its conclusion, two Sunday Telegraph articles take an in-depth look at the reality for families involved in the recent series of deaths and injury at Bristol Royal Children's Hospital.

The following comment, posted to the Telegraph website, comes from Professor Stephen Bolsin, the whistleblower who exposed the failings at Bristol in the 1990s:

'I would like to apologise on behalf of the medical profession for the poor care that Sean received and his subsequent tragic death. Having been in the same situation and seen so many similar, needless deaths before, at Bristol, in the 1980s - 90s, I find the fact that the same organisation has failed to learn from its mistakes particularly galling.

'Sadly the lives of the 171 children who died in Bristol then, but might have survived elsewhere, have not helped bring about permanent change for the better.'

You can read the Sunday Telegraph article on death of Sean Turner here.

The article on the other families who have lost children at Bristol is here, featuring comment from Michelmores' Laurence Vick.