Independent Report

An independent investigation, commissioned by NHS England, has been made public today.

The report, which looks into the care and treatment of two of our service users, makes a number of recommendations.

The report and our media statement are anonymised upon the request of the families of those involved and we’re respecting their wishes.

If you would like to read the report please click here:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/north-east-yorkshire/our-work/publications/ind-investigation-reports/

Our Action Plan can be viewed here:

NL Care Group Independent Review Final Action Plan

Our media statement is as follows:

Dr Nav Ahluwalia, Executive Medical Director for Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) said: “On behalf of the Trust I want to again offer our sympathies and thoughts to the families of both patients. We appreciate this is a very difficult time for them.

“We welcome this independent investigation into the incident on one of our wards and we are very sorry that this incident happened.

“As the report states the Trust could not have predicted or prevented the events taking place. However, we know that we could have offered a better standard of care and treatment and we apologise for not doing so.

“We have worked hard to increase the number of senior nurses on this ward as well as the psychology and occupational therapy input.

“Patient safety is paramount to us and I want to assure our current patients and their families that since this incident took place in January 2017 the staff and managers have worked incredibly hard to improve the ward environment, culture and the care we offer. We continue to work with our staff to ensure we strive to deliver the best care possible.

“We have a robust action plan in place to ensure we drive through the recommendations in this independent report.

“We hope that today’s report addresses any outstanding questions the two families may have had. However, if either of the immediate families have any further questions we encourage them to get in touch with us.”