Serious Safety Concerns at BPAS Merseyside Abortion Centre

Abortion Centre's Must be Held to Account for thir Negligence

 

Serious Safety Concerns at BPAS Merseyside Abortion Centre

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Serious Safety Concerns at BPAS Merseyside Abortion Centre

Towards the end of last year, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) released a damning report detailing the serious health and safety risks and issues with consent at a number of Marie Stopes International (MSI) abortion clinics in Britain.

Now the CQC has released a further report on Britain’s other major abortion provider, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS). These reports reveal serious health and safety risks at their Merseyside clinic including:

• poor hygiene due to poorly maintained syringes and improper procedure for disposing of dirty linen and changing of clothes when going into theatre. Although these may seem to be small problems, they greatly increase the risk of the spread of infection.
• equipment and items in use which were past their expiry date.
• poorly trained staff who did not know the procedure during an emergency and staff who were unaware of the importance of informing patients when things went wrong.

It is perhaps these failings which led to the 16 serious incidents over a three year period in which BPAS’ patients had to be transferred to the hospital for emergency treatment. Concerns were originally raised by the local NHS Trust in Merseyside following these serious incidents over a three year period.

In what appears to be becoming a trend, the two largest independent abortion providers who receive millions of pounds of taxpayer money annually have been found to be placing the health and safety of their patients at risk.

In the education sector schools would be closed if there were safety risks to children. Why is an exception being made for the abortion industry when the health and safety of women are at risk?

BPAS and MSI apparently have little regard for the health and safety of women (let alone the lives of all the unborn women they take each year) and they must be held to account.

Please sign this petition to Nicola Blackwood, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Innovation, whose responsibilities include abortion, asking her to intervene in this trend and hold these organisations to account.

https://lifecharity.org.uk/news-and-views/1004704/

https://www.spuc.org.uk/news/news-stories/2017/february/bpas-clinic-cond...

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BPAS Must be Held to Account and Women Protected from Them

Dear Ms Nicola Blackwood,

As you are aware, at the end of last year the Care Quality Commission released a ‘Quality Report’ on Marie Stopes International (MSI). This report detailed the truly shocking negligence of MSI and many people rightly called on you to hold the management and the organisation accountable for their dangerous negligence and disregard for consent of patients.

Now, the CQC has released a further report on the other major abortion provider in the UK, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS). After concerns were raised by a local NHS Trust in Merseyside following 16 serious incidents over a three year period in which BPAS’ patients had to be transferred to the hospital for emergency treatment, the CQC investigated and found:

• intravenous drug syringes left with no cap or needle on the end presenting a serious risk of cross infection.
• syringes with 2mm of air which could put a patient at risk.
• dirty linen not bagged throughout the clinic.
• theatre staff were leaving and attending the ward on the top floor without changing clothing or placing covers on their shoes to reduce the risk of cross infection.
• some of the equipment and items being used had passed their expiry date.
• there was no effective system in place to ensure that resuscitation equipment was regularly checked to protect patients from avoidable harm and that it was not clear whether several pieces of theatre equipment had been maintenance tested.
• staff were unaware of what constituted a major incident and were uninformed of their roles and responsibilities during a major incident.
• BPAS staff at the clinic did not recognise the importance of informing patients when things went wrong.

In short, this BPAS clinic had poor health and safety standards, as well as poorly trained staff, which has surely contributed to the 16 serious incidents and show a general lack of care for the health and safety of women.

It is clear that the two largest independent abortion providers who receive millions of pounds of taxpayer money annually have been found to be placing the health and safety of their patients at risk. This appears to be becoming a trend and it must end now.

In the education sector schools would be closed if there were safety risks to children. Why is an exception being made for the abortion industry when the health and safety of women are at risk?

You must hold BPAS and Marie Stopes to account. Both are funded by the taxpayer and should therefore be answerable to us.

As Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Innovation, I call on you to act now to protect women by holding these organisations accountable.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

Serious Safety Concerns at BPAS Merseyside Abortion Centre

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