UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Basildon hospital death reinforces need for Trust to be held to account says Lamb

Press Release   •   Jan 19, 2010 10:31 GMT

“It is extraordinary that this sort of incident can happen in an NHS hospital in the 21st Century," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary.

Commenting on the prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive of Basildon University Hospital over the death of a patient, Norman Lamb said:

“It is extraordinary that this sort of incident can happen in an NHS hospital in the 21st Century.

“Coming on top of the catalogue of concerns raised before Christmas, if this case is proved it reinforces the need for the board of this Trust to be properly held to account.”