Matt Hancock claims everyone got Covid care they needed – but this woman died after being denied intensive care bed

Matt Hancock claims everyone got Covid care they needed – but this woman died after being denied intensive care bed
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Health secretary Matt Hancock claimed on Thursday that “everybody got the Covid treatment that they needed” and that he had never been advised people were not receiving care.

But an official national report into the impact of coronavirus on maternity services last year did make clear that in at least one woman’s case she was twice denied intensive care when her doctors believed she needed it, because of a lack of beds.

During the pandemic NHS England officials have also repeatedly made the claim that no one was denied an intensive care bed.

But in August last year, The Independent reported on an NHS-funded analysis by experts at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, at the University of Oxford, which explicitly criticised the way NHS services had been organised during the…



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