Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry

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Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry


An inquiry into the management of children undergoing complex cardiac surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary (UK) between 1984 and 1995 and other related issues, which concluded that the cardiology services provided were suboptimal, and the mortality rates of infants operated for complex heart surgery far exceeded the national norm.

The public inquiry was conducted between October 1998 and July 2001. Evidence from 577 witnesses, including 238 parents, was received in writing. The Inquiry received 900,000 pages of documents, including the medical records of over 1,800 children. Oral evidence of selected witnesses was taken over a period of 96 days. 

Synonyms Bristol Royal Infirmary scandal, Kennedy Inquiry


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