The Gosport War Memorial Hospital Panel report and its implications for nursing

Philip Darbyshire, Robin Ion

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    Abstract

    Where do we even begin? How do mere words encapsulate the full horror of the Gosport War Memorial Hospital (GWMH) report (Gosport Independent Panel, 2018) and its profound implications for nursing? Many of us thought that in our careers we would never again read anything as damning of health care and health services as the Francis Report; Darbyshire & McKenna, 2013; Hayter, 2013; Nolan, 2013). We were wrong. Politicians, hospitals, health services, educators and regulators at that time were falling over each other to reassure us that ‘lessons had been learned’, ‘things had changed’, ‘new systems were in place’ and that such disasters and failures ‘must never happen again’.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)258-263
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Advanced Nursing
    Volume75
    Issue number2
    Early online date26 Jul 2018
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2019

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