Senior hospital executive ignored 3 warnings of killer nurse Lucy Letby


  • Lucy Letby on trial accused of killing seven babies and attempting to kill 10 more
  • Karen Rees, a duty executive, insisted there was no evidence against Letby 
  • Paediatrician Stephen Brearey had raised concerns with Ms Rees about Letby

A senior hospital executive at the Countess of Chester Hospital ignored three warnings by a consultant paediatrician that Lucy LETBY might be responsible for a number of deaths in the neonatal unit, a jury heard today.

Karen REES, duty executive in urgent care in June 2016, insisted there was no evidence against the nurse, and refused to take her off duty until the sudden and unexplained death of a triplet was properly investigated.

Stephen BREAREY, a paediatric lead at the hospital, told the jury at Manchester Crown Court that he called Ms REES because he could find no natural cause for the death of Baby O.


Senior hospital executive ‘ignored three warnings by consultant paediatrician that Lucy Letby might be responsible for deaths in neonatal unit’

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