Laurence Vick
Posted on 18 Feb 2014

Sir Bruce Praises 'Dignified, Powerful' Words of Bristol Families

NHS Medical Director lauds parents and calls new Kennedy Inquiry

Having met with the families of children who recently died or were injured at the Bristol Royal Children's hospital, Sir Bruce Keogh has praised their 'dignified and powerful' appeal for justice. The inquests into the deaths of Luke Jenkins and Sean Turner have already taken place, with at least five more inquests still to come.

The extent of the scandal is still emerging, as new families come forward with concerns about their children's care. The deaths of Harley Pascoe and Mia-Leigh Snelson have recently reached the headlines, raising further issues of substandard care and a series of errors from hospital staff.

You can read the Bristol Post article on the new Kennedy Inquiry here.

The BBC coverage of Harley and Mia's deaths can be found here.

Comment on the parents' meeting with Sir Bruce can be found here.

Michelmores are representing the families of children who were harmed in the recent Bristol failings. If you would like to discuss a claim relating to child cardiac surgery or the Bristol Children's Hospital, you can contact us for free, discreet and impartial advice.