Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Behind the headline: deaths in learning disability services

Behind the headline: deaths in learning disability services On the 20 December 2015 the Guardian published an article about deaths in learning disability services, which incorrectly implied that since March 2011 there have been 63 unexpected deaths in our learning disability services which were not investigated.

The data published in fact refers to expected deaths in our services which therefore did not require investigation. There were no unexpected deaths in this period in these services and any unexpected deaths would have been fully investigated in accordance with national guidelines.

As a trust, patient safety is and always will be our top priority. Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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