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.
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BPAS Must be Held to Account and Women Protected from Them