Wendy Swift, Chief Executive of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “In November 2018 a concern was raised through the Trust’s internal safeguarding processes regarding the care of patients on the stroke unit. We responded immediately and reported the concern to the police. Since then we have been working closely with them and co-operating with their inquiries.
“As part of the investigation a number of post mortem investigations were conducted. During the course of one of these an unexplained injury was found to a 75-year-old woman. A cause of death is still to be established.
“We would like to reassure all our patients that all necessary actions to provide safe care will continue to be taken and the provision of hospital services will be uninterrupted.’’
If you wish to report any concerns or raise any issues to hospital staff, please contact 01253 952270 between 8.30am and 5pm.