Report into Gosport War Memorial Hospital deaths to be revealed

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A REPORT looking into the deaths of patients in a Gosport hospital is finally going to be published – after an 11-year wait.

The Department of Health have confirmed an investigation conducted by Professor Richard Baker, into deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital in the 1990s, will be revealed at the end of this month.

As reported, Richard Baker, a professor of clinical governance, who worked on the Harold Shipman inquiry, was appointed to look into 10 deaths at the hospital.

Concerns were raised patients were going to the hospital on the road to recovery, but dying days later.

But to this date his results, which were concluded in 2002, have not been made public.

Family members of those who died have been campaigning for years, alongside Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage, for the report to be made public.

The inquest of Gladys Richards, which took place earlier this year, was the final inquest relating to deaths during the 90s.

The report is being published now that the last inquest has been heard.

Ms Richards’ daughter Gillian Mackenzie said: ‘I welcome the report coming out, but I want to know if it will be a full report and how we will be able to access it.’

Ms Dinenage also welcomes the report.

She said: ‘We have been asking and asking for this report.

‘For the families involved, this has been a long and hard journey.’