Panorama investigates what happens when care goes wrong in hospitals and reveals how some NHS trusts keep critical reports hidden from the regulator and the public. Repeated scandals have shown how transparency is vital to make sure lessons are learned. But after a year-long investigation uncovering around one hundred unpublished independent reports, reporter and GP Faye Kirkland discovers how hospital failings are being buried and asks, is reputation being put before patient safety?
The day after the broadcast of Panorama’s programme, BBC News revealed a 2016 royal college review flagging concerns about the hospital’s maternity care at Doncaster Hospital was never published.
Beth and Dan Wankiewicz want answers about why their baby son Clay died last year, shortly after his birth at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.
Despite a low-risk pregnancy, the family say Clay died from multiple skull fractures.
Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Foundation Trust said “the provision and delivery of high-quality” care is a priority.