PPO Ombudsman Sue McAllister publishes independent investigation into the tragic death of a baby at HMP Bronzefield

Prisons and Probation Ombudsman Sue McAllister has published today the independent investigation into the death of a baby (Baby A) at HMP Bronzefield on 27 September 2019.

The investigation identified a considerable number of issues and concerns about the care and management of Ms A, the baby’s mother.  Sue makes a significant number of recommendations to improve maternity services in Bronzefield.

There is wider learning for the whole of the women’s prison estate from the death of Baby A, and the Prison Service must take this opportunity to improve the outcomes for pregnant prisoners so that this tragic event is not repeated.

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