This report investigated maternity services at Furness General Hospital from January 2004 to June 2013, and concludes the maternity unit was dysfunctional and that serious failures of clinical care led to unnecessary deaths of mothers and babies. It makes a series of recommendations for the wider NHS as well as Morecambe Bay.
This communication tool empowers patients to engage with their safety during surgery by suggesting topics for communication between the patient and the surgical team. It guides patients to disclose key information and to ask important safety questions about their surgery.
The guide focuses on four primary strategies for promoting patient/family engagement in hospital safety and quality of care. Hospitals can use the guide to identify opportunities to engage patients for safer care with real life, practical strategies.