A statement from GOSH following the BBC One broadcast of ‘Baby P: The Untold Story’ on Monday 27 October 2014.
A spokesperson for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children said:
“Peter Connelly died in the most horrific and tragic circumstances seven years ago.
“It is a matter of public record that the involvement of Great Ormond Street Hospital in this tragic case has been reviewed by a large number of bodies including: the Trust Board; child protection experts recommended by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health; the independent organisation Verita; and independent solicitors commissioned by NHS London.
“It is also a matter of public record we have repeatedly and publicly apologised for any failings in the care of Peter Connelly and worked to ensure that service improvements were made. We have statements to this effect in the public domain and housed in the press archives of our website.
“Great Ormond Street Hospital takes the safeguarding of children in its care extremely seriously and ensures that every member of staff is aware of their duty to safeguard children and their families.”
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Notes to Editors
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust is the country’s leading centre for treating sick children, with the widest range of specialists under one roof.
With the UCL Institute of Child Health, we are the largest centre for paediatric research outside the US and play a key role in training children’s health specialists for the future.
Our charity needs to raise £50 million every year to help rebuild and refurbish Great Ormond Street Hospital, buy vital equipment and fund pioneering research. With your help we provide world class care to our very ill children and their families.