The investigation into the deaths of 12 more infants at the same hospital where the infamous Lucy Letby, serial killer nurse, had worked has uncovered evidence of “malevolent acts,” according to the detectives.
According to a report, Letby, 33, was sentenced to life in prison on Monday for the murder of seven and the attempted murder of six infants.
Following the verdict, Cheshire Police said that, as part of Operation Hummingbird, the months-long investigation that resulted in Letby’s conviction, they would be reviewing the records of 4,000 infants hospitalized during her time as a nurse.
After ten months of hearing terrible testimony, Letby’s trial was completed last week. All of the infants involved in the case survived their near-death experiences.
Letby committed her murders and attempted murders at the Countess of Chester Hospital between June 2015 and June 2016. However, between October and December 2012 and January 2015, she trained at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital.
Under Operation Hummingbird, which is in its “second phase” now that Letby’s convictions have been achieved, officers are looking into admissions at both hospitals.
Some parents have spoken out, saying they believe their children suffered while in Letby’s care.
The health service ombudsman has told reporters that patients’ lives in the NHS will remain in jeopardy until whistleblower laws are altered after missed opportunities to apprehend the killer nurse Lucy Letby.
Officials at the Countess of Chester Hospital, where Letby was employed, did nothing when doctors voiced concerns about the newborn nurse’s connection to an increasing number of mysterious deaths.
In light of the incident, Ombudsman Rob Behrens stated it is known that 11,000 people die unnecessarily every year in the NHS. The National Health Service (NHS) spends millions on lawsuits in prenatal death and other NHS mortality situations. It will continue unless people work together to resolve these problems.
Behrens said that laws should be changed to protect whistleblowers from being ignored and persecuted.
Behrens claimed that the NHS has a coverup culture that prioritizes the image of the system over patient safety, explaining why concerns presented concerning Letby were not addressed.