Gosport panel appeals for concerned relatives to come forward

Gosport Independent Panel would like to hear from anyone who is concerned about the treatment of patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital from the 1980s through to the early 2000s.

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Eighty families answer Bishop's appeal after hospital deaths

More than 80 families - concerned at the way in which their loved ones died at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital - have contacted an inquiry examining the way patients were treated there.

An independent investigation into the deaths of 92 elderly people between 1988 and the year 2000 is being chaired by Bishop James Jones - who led the Hillsborough Inquiry. He says more relatives must come forward.

Andrew Pate has spoken exclusively to two sisters, whose mother AND father both died at the hospital within just three years of each other.

More than 80 families raise concerns over Gosport War Memorial Hospital

The concerns at the hospital date back to the 1980s Credit: ITV

An appeal, broadcast on ITV Meridian, has encouraged people with historic concerns about Gosport War Memorial Hospital to come forward.

More than 90 elderly people died after treatment there in the 1980s and 90s. The deaths have been investigated by police.

An appeal began to find out if there were MORE families with questions about how their loved ones were treated.

Fred talked to Bishop James Jones, who is leading an Independent Panel. The Bishop was anxious to hear from anyone with concerns about treatment at the hospital, dating back to the 1980s.

Since the Gosport Independent Panel was announced in July last year over 80 families have contacted the panel.

Bishop Jones said: "I am grateful to the local media for engaging with our recent efforts to raise awareness of the Panel’s Terms of Reference which has resulted in a significant number of new families coming forward."

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Bishop tells Fred: "Come forward if you are concerned about hospital treatment"

More than 90 elderly people died after treatment at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital. Their deaths have been investigated by police.

An appeal has begun to find out if there are MORE families with questions about how their loved ones were treated.

Fred talked to Bishop James Jones, who is leading an Independent Panel. The Bishop is anxious to hear from anyone with concerns about treatment at the hospital, dating back to the 1980s.

Independent panel asks for Gosport relatives to come forward

Gosport War Memorial Hospital Credit: ITV

Bishop James Jones, Chair of the Gosport Independent Panel, would like to hear from anyone who is concerned about the treatment of patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital from the 1980s through to the early 2000s.

Today marks the start of a campaign to invite anyone who may have concerns to contact the panel in confidence. A series of adverts will appear in the regional press, and posters will be displayed in libraries and other organisations.

The Gosport Independent Panel was set up last year to address historic concerns raised by families over a number of years about the initial care of their relatives in Gosport War Memorial Hospital and the subsequent investigations into their deaths. The Panel is reviewing documentary evidence held by a range of organisations and individuals.

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