Three members of medical staff will be charged with gross negligence manslaughter following the death of Jack Adcock, 6, at the Leicester Royal Infirmary on 18 February 2011, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has announced today.
Fiona Morrison, Specialist Prosecutor with the CPS Special Crime Division, said: â€œWe have carefully considered the evidence gathered by Leicestershire Police into the treatment and care of Jack Adcock by Doctor Hadiza Bawa-Garba, Sister Theresa Taylor and Staff Nurse Isabel Amaro.
â€œHaving completed our review, we have concluded there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest for Dr Bawa-Garba, Sister Taylor and Staff Nurse Amaro to each face charges of gross negligence manslaughter. The decision to prosecute has been taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.
â€œMay I remind all concerned that Dr Bawa-Garba, Sister Taylor and Staff Nurse Amaro have a right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.â€
Dr Bawa-Garba, Sister Taylor and Staff Nurse Amaro will appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 23 January.