Trish Armstrong-Child, Chief Executive of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, issued the following statement following the sentencing of Catherine Hudson and Charlotte Wilmot at Preston Crown Court today:
“I understand that people are feeling concerned about the evidence heard during this case and want further assurance as to standard of patient care within the Trust.
“We were deeply shocked by these offences and the actions of these individuals in no way reflects our caring and compassionate colleagues, who continue to deliver high quality care across the Trust. The Trust has however taken immediate action to further ensure patient safety within the Trust.
“Those changes to working practices and culture have been delivered and continue to improve. As Chief Executive, I am committed to a range of actions to ensure the Trust provides the very best care and treatment for all our patients and families, as well as a positive and supportive place for colleagues to be.”