Jane Plumb MBE, the Chief Executive of charity Group B Strep Support, has said that the events uncovered at Shrewsbury are ‘incredibly sad’ and a ‘missed opportunity to improve group B Strep prevention by learning from mistakes’.
“Given several of the families identified by the Ockenden report had almost identical experiences of group B Strep infection, I am incredibly sad that the leaked report has uncovered alleged widespread failings in care and clinical malpractice.
Parents like Kayleigh Griffiths, Charlotte Cheshire and Hayley Matthews all had children who were severely ill or even died as a result of group B Strep infection. The leaked report highlights a missed opportunity to improve group B Strep prevention by learning from mistakes.
Although we don’t know the full details, we do know that when clinical guidelines are followed properly, many tragedies can be avoided.”