Below is a statement from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals in relation to today’s news from Lancashire Constabulary.
Pete Murphy, Executive Director of Nursing, Midwifery, AHP and Quality at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, said: “Our thoughts remain firmly with all of the families involved with and connected to the case, which has been ongoing for a significant period of time.
“The Trust has fully co-operated with Police colleagues throughout and continues to do so. Above all else, we remain committed to finding the truth and would again urge anyone with any information to come forward and tell the Police what they know.
“We will be supporting colleagues throughout the Trust to help them to process this extremely upsetting news and in the meantime, I want to reassure our patients and their families that everything possible has been done and continues to be reviewed to ensure patients are safe and families should be reassured about the quality of care in our hospital and community settings.’’