The Care Quality Commission has fined the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust in excess of £2.5 million following the deaths of two patients in 2018.

According to CQC, the Trust failed to implement improvements, specifically in relation to the management of patients at risk of developing sepsis. These improvements had been recommended by CQC only months before the tragic deaths of the two patients.

The Trust had pleaded guilty to ‘failing to provide safe care and treatment to two patients, causing them avoidable harm.’

The deputy chief inspector of hospitals, Fiona Allinson, is quoted as commenting that “people have a right to safe care and treatment.”

Sepsis, an immune system response to infection, can cause multiple organ failure and death and is a medical emergency.

A failure by medical professionals to adhere to sepsis treatment pathways and a failure of diagnosis or treatment can cause catastrophic harm.

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