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Ockenden Review of Maternity Care: Shrewsbury and Telford

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:31 pm on 15th January 2020.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt Conservative, South West Surrey 6:31 pm, 15th January 2020

I wish to repay the compliment and thank my hon. Friend for her tireless campaigning on this issue. It is not easy publicly to criticise a local hospital trust, and for an hon. Member to do that, as in this case, shows enormous courage. Does she agree that the biggest mistake the Government could make when they publish and respond to the Ockenden review would be to say that this is a one-off incident? The most important thing is to consider what went wrong at Shrewsbury and Telford, and to learn those lessons for the whole NHS. The big thing that we learned from Morecambe Bay and Mid Staffs was that such lessons apply across the system.