Statement in response to stroke unit enquiry

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Trust Statement in response to stroke unit enquiry.

Pete Murphy, Executive Director of Nursing and Quality at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, confirmed that the inquests are all people who died having been inpatients in the stroke unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

He added: “The Trust has always and continues to fully support these enquiries. Our thoughts remain with the families affected by these investigations and when all proceedings have concluded and it is appropriate to we would like to meet with them and offer as much further support as they might need.

“In the meantime, it is important to remember and I want to reassure the families of any patients admitted to Blackpool Victoria and in particular the stroke unit that significant improvements have been made and the Trust continues to do everything possible to assure people that they are safe.”

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