Please see below a message from our Chief Executive, Kathryn Thomson:
The last two days have been extremely upsetting and traumatising for everyone associated with Liverpool Women’s.
I’d firstly like to say thank you to our patients and visitors for your co-operation and patience during this time. We know that it has been a very traumatic experience for you and we appreciate your understanding and support to allow us, working with others in the community, to manage this incident appropriately and safely.
I am so proud to be Chief Executive of Liverpool Women’s Hospital and to have so many brave and dedicated colleagues who have worked during the most upsetting of circumstances to keep our patients safe - in particular, the members of staff and public who were first at the scene of the incident and came to people’s aide.
Thank you also to Merseyside Police, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service and all other emergency services and agencies who have supported the Trust throughout this incident and helped to keep everyone safe.
We would like to send our best wishes to the taxi driver who was involved in the incident and wish him a speedy recovery – Liverpool Women’s is thinking of you.
As a Trust we have been so grateful for the messages of solidarity and support at this difficult time from everyone across the city, the country, and beyond. We have lost count of the kind messages of support we have received and we want to say thank you for being with us.
We will be continuing to work with Merseyside Police and other agencies as part of this ongoing investigation and therefore we would appreciate that our staff, patients and visitors continue to be given respect and space during the period ahead. Please also be kind to one another at this difficult time.
We are pleased to say that despite the understandable continued security and Police presence on our site at the moment, our services are back to running as close to normal as can be expected, allowing us to do what we do best which is looking after our women, babies and families at Liverpool Women’s.
Therefore, unless you are advised otherwise you should continue to attend the hospital as normal and our teams will ensure you get the care and support you need.
Thank you again for your continued heartfelt support, it means so much to everyone at Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust.
Finally, we know that these events will have impacted everyone in different ways and we want to say that we are here for you. If you were impacted by anything you saw or heard during this incident, please contact our Patient Experience Team on 0151 702 4353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will ensure you are offered the appropriate support.
For the latest updates and advice on accessing the hospital please go to: https://www.liverpoolwomens.nhs.uk/news/ongoing-incident-at-liverpool-women-s-hospital/