Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust’s Medical Director, Des Holden, said: “Every day, our doctors and nurses work hard to ensure every patient that visits us receives the highest level of care they’ve come to expect – and deserve – from our Trust, with quality, safety and compassion at its core.
“From June 2013, while Mhairi was with us, it’s our opinion that she received high quality clinical care and was provided with information about the range of options available to her in her circumstances, as well as having these options discussed in detail. At no point did we put pressure on her to terminate her pregnancy. The team who cared for her pulled out all stops to keep both her and her child safe throughout her high-risk pregnancy and following this, we transferred her to a more specialist hospital so that she received the best possible care for her condition. We are delighted that over a year on, both mother and son are healthy and well.
“As a Trust, we strive to learn from all the feedback we receive from our patients to continually improve our service. We have only very recently learned of her concerns as no complaints were raised earlier – had they been, we would have gotten in touch with her directly and looked into what had taken place. We are now working closely with her and her family to understand what happened in detail.”