UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Baby P report further evidence of a deeply flawed system – Lamb

Press Release   •   Dec 09, 2009 10:33 GMT

"Once again regulators failed to accurately identify chronic weaknesses in the system," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary.

Commenting on the publication of an independent inquiry into allegations about the care received by Baby P at St Anne’s Hospital in Haringey, Norman Lamb said

“This report is further evidence of a catalogue of failings which led to the system letting down Baby P in a truly horrifying way.

“Dr Kim Holt raised serious concerns about understaffing but it is now clear that hospital managers failed to grasp the scale of the problem.

“The NHS needs to learn the lessons of this tragedy and ensure that in future warnings about failures in the system are heeded.

“At the time when all of this was happening, the organisations involved were passing all of the assessments demanded of them by Government. Once again regulators failed to accurately identify chronic weaknesses in the system. They rated services as good even though serious concerns were being raised.”