Redfern report

Redfern report

The official report from the independent investigation about the Alder Hey organ retention scandal and subsequent inquiry.
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An inquiry was carried out into the scandal and the Redfern report was published in 2001.
After the publication of the Redfern report - which documented the inquiry into organ retention, Mr Bell and his team thought it was right that they looked to the future.
In 2001, the Redfern Report into practice at Alder Hey revealed pathologist Dick van Velzen ordered the unethical and illegal stripping of every organ from every child who had a post mortem, between 1989 and 1995, though he said the practice was widespread before his arrival.
In 2001 the Redfern Report revealed Dutch pathologist Dick van Velzen had ordered the stripping of organs from children at post-mortem examination during his time at the hospital between 1988 and 1995.
It was set up after the highly critical Redfern Report into Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool which found that thousands of organs had been kept by hospitals without the knowledge of families.
National guidelines on the issue were introduced in January 2001 following publication of the Redfern Report into the organ retention scandal at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool.
The Redfern report reveals that although she was open with the inquiry, Mrs Mandelson took the action of her own accord and not as a result of any instruction from moresenior staff.
Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, a renowned centre of excellence, was heavily criticised in the Redfern report into the removal and storage of thousands of babies' body parts without their parents' consent.
In January 2001, the official Alder Hey report, also known as the Redfern Report, was published.
Ms Rowland was suspended last January following the Redfern report into the Alder Hey scandal which saw thousands of organs secretly stripped from the bodies of dead children.
Prof Dick van Velzen was criticised in the official Redfern Report into the scandal for stripping nearly every dead body of all of its organs.