- 2008: Concerns raised about the maternity unit at Furness General Hospital in Cumbria after a spate of mother and baby deaths.
- April 2010: University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust given the all-clear by the health regulatory for England, the CQC.
- 2011: Internal review commissioned into how CQC had not identified problems in the Trust. The extremely critical report was not published.
- September 2011: Trust warned that it would be closed down if major changes were not made.
- 2012: David Behan, who had ordered the review, became chief executive of CQC.
- June 2013: CQC releases a new report detailing how the original review had been suppressed.
Parents of a baby girl, who died at one-day-old, have said they are "sickened" they were not told of earlier failings at Furness Hospital.
The health watchdog has named the individuals accused of allegedly covering up its failure to investigate at a Cumbria maternity unit.
Cynthia Bower has been named as one of the individuals allegedly involved in the hospital deaths inquiry 'cover-up'.