Update following arrests in Blackpool Victoria Hospital investigation

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Four people arrested in connection with allegations of mistreatment and neglect at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

The healthcare professionals – one man and three women – were arrested (Wednesday, April 3rd) yesterday on suspicion of administering any poison or noxious thing with the intent to injure and ill treatment or wilful neglect.

In November we were contacted by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust after concerns were raised about the care provided to some patients, which related to alleged mistreatment and neglect on the stroke unit in November 2018.

The total number of people arrested as part of the investigation now totals seven after a woman was arrested in November and a man and woman were arrested in December.

We are continuing to work closely with the Trust as well as HM Coroner for Blackpool and Fylde as part of the investigation.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 0553 of November 14th. Alternatively, if you have any information which could assist the police investigation, please go to:


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