Morecambe Bay Investigation

Title of driver: Morecambe Bay Investigation

Source: Department of Health

Link to main document: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/morecambe-bay-investigation

Publication format: Web page

Date of publication: 12 September 2013

Summary of driver: Between January 2004 and June 2013 there were a series of deaths of mothers and newborn babies in the maternity and neonatal services unit at Furness General Hospital. The Morecambe Bay Investigation looks independently at the maternity and neonatal services in Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.

Key features of driver:
– The investigation will focus on the actions, systems and processes of the Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.
– The investigation will also consider the actions of regulators and commissioners where those actions affected the safety of maternity and neonatal services provided by the Trust.
– A report to the Secretary of State for Health will be published by summer 2014.

***Amendment anounced March 2014 – the publication of the report has been extended tothe autumn of 2014

Primary audience: As with any investigation, the lessons from this investigation will be of interest to all healthcare providers.

Impact on library policy/practice: Library staff are collating and managing the information flows with the investigation team

Date last updated: 11.4.2014

Due for review: Autumn 2014

Group member responsible: TP

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