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Gosport War Memorial Hospital

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 58813, tabled on 11 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to seek justice for those patients who died prematurely at Gosport Hospital.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

18 June 2020

The police assessment of evidence relating to the events at Gosport War Memorial Hospital has now turned into an independent police lead investigation. This investigation is independent from the Department and the Government. Since this announcement the Department has been liaising closely with police colleagues to understand their approach. The key points are that Operation Magenta are now in its investigative stage of which there will be several potential outcomes.

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