Media Coverage

Harry's story was covered extensively by the media all over the world, here are some links to the coverage so that you can have a different perspective of Harry's case other than those on this website.

https://www.independent.co.uk/health/harry-richford-east-kent-maternity-baby-deaths-a9298996.html  "I wake up wondering how this happened to us"

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/thanet/news/hospital-failures-and-neglect-caused-babys-avoidable-death-220797/  "Hospital failures and neglect caused baby's 'avoidable' death"

https://news.sky.com/story/harry-richford-death-of-newborn-baby-in-hospital-was-wholly-avoidable-11916718  "Harry Richford: Death of newborn baby in hospital was 'wholly avoidable'"

https://www.itv.com/news/2020-02-13/baby-death-families-told-there-were-failings-in-leadership-at-east-kent-nhs-trust-maternity-services  "Baby death families told there were 'failings in leadership' at East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust"

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/harry-richford-east-kent-nhs-maternity-baby-deaths-safety-hsib-a9309446.html  "NHS boss apologises after criticising family of baby who died in hospital"

https://www.facebook.com/BBCRadioKentOfficial/videos/473722656634072  "Baby death inquest verdict"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-51228194 "Baby Harry Richford's Margate hospital death 'wholly avoidable'"

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7939001/Health-bosses-investigate-26-baby-deaths-NHS-trust.html "Health bosses investigate 26 more baby deaths at NHS trust after coroner ruled death of seven-day-old boy was 'wholly avoidable'"

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10867656/50-babies-have-died-at-hospital-with-unsafe-staffing-as-parents-demand-cover-up-investigation/ "'EXTREME RISK' 50 babies have died at hospital with ‘unsafe staffing’ as parents demand ‘cover up’ investigation"

https://lowdownnhs.info/hospitals/inquiry-into-chronic-system-failures-at-east-kent-trust/  "Inquiry into chronic system failures at East Kent Trust"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-51560070 "Harry Richford inquest: 'Lives at risk' over locum doctor recruitment"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-51053141 "Harry Richford inquest hears doctor was 'out of depth'"

AUDIO Radio Kent 23rd January - Michael Buchanan Interview

AUDIO Radio Kent Breakfast show - Mark Norman interview and Tom Richford

AUDIO Radio Kent February 12th 2020

AUDIO Radio Kent February 13th 2020

AUDIO Radio Kent February 14th 2020

AUDIO BBC Radio 4 February 12th 2020

AUDIO BBC Radio 4 February 14th 2020

https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2020-02-10/calls-for-public-inquiry-into-east-kent-hospitals-involvement-in-baby-deaths/

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/east-kent-hospitals-maternity-safety-harry-richford-death-coroner-a9298841.html "East Kent hospitals: Parents call for inquiry after coroner rules baby died of neglect"

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/thanet/news/19-recommendations-after-baby-harrys-death-222259/

https://www.itv.com/news/2020-01-24/inquest-death-of-seven-day-old-baby-in-hospital-avoidable/

http://www.brickcourt.co.uk/news/detail/death-of-harry-richford-caused-by-gross-failings-by-east-kent-university-nhs-trust

https://www.itv.com/news/2020-01-24/inquest-death-of-seven-day-old-baby-in-hospital-avoidable/

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7924959/Death-week-old-baby-emergency-delivery-wholly-avoidable.html

https://www.facebook.com/itvnews/posts/10157440206532672  Tom and Sarah outside the Inquest at County Hall

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2850004681722311  Roger Gale speaking in the House of Commons

https://theisleofthanetnews.com/2020/01/24/courage-and-quiet-dignity-of-parents-praised-after-inquest-rules-seven-day-old-sons-death-was-avoidable/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-51439593 "East Kent baby deaths: Four more families come forward"

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/thanet/news/maternity-probe-to-examine-decade-of-baby-deaths-226276/

https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2020-05-28/two-east-kent-hospitals-require-improvement-where-15-baby-deaths-are-under-investigation/

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/apr/07/report-finds-recurrent-safety-risks-in-east-kent-nhs-maternity-care

https://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/national/18481751.urgent-need-actions-remains-scandal-hit-nhs-trust-maternity-department/

BBC  10 o'clock news from Wednesday February 12th  2020

Click to see the BBC piece   The Susan Acott Interview

During this interview by Michael Buchanan at the BBC which was aired on February 12th 2020 during the national 6pm and 10pm news, Susan Acott the CEO of the Trust said there had been 6 or 7 avoidable deaths at the Trust, the next day at her Board meeting on February 13th she told her Board there were likely 15 avoidable deaths in the last 10 years.