NHS: Dr Collins has our full support

NHS: Dr Collins has our full support
NHS: Dr Collins has our full support

Ruth Carnall, chief executive of NHS London, defends Great Ormond Street's record:

"Great Ormond Street is known around the world for the life-saving care it provides to some of our most seriously ill children. Much of this work goes unreported but be assured that there are thousands of children who would not be here were it not for the trust. This could not been achieved without doctors and nurses of the highest calibre and the exceptional leadership of their chief executive, Dr Jane Collins. Dr Collins and her team are widely respected within the trust and the wider NHS and she continues to have our absolute full support.

"We have all been deeply affected by the tragic death of Baby Peter. This serious case has been investigated in full and the reports made public – including the Sibert report.

"We must take every lesson learned from Peter's death to protect the most vulnerable in our care. Earlier this year (February 2011), the Care Quality Commission and Ofsted published a report showing there had been 'significant and sustained improvement' in the services to safeguard children in Haringey. We are also holding commissioners and NHS organisations across the capital to account to ensure all reasonable measures are taken to protect vulnerable children." 


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