Publication of independent investigation report

Following the tragic death of Yusuf Nazir in November 2022, an independent investigation was commissioned by NHS South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board, involving a number of organisations.


The entrance of Rotherham Hospital

The report is available to view below, along with our assurance statement detailing the actions we have taken or plan to take in response the recommendations made to our Trust.

In response to the report, Dr Jo Beahan, Medical Director at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“All of us at the Trust were incredibly saddened by Yusuf’s tragic death and our thoughts remain with his family at this difficult time. 

“We welcome the independent report that has followed the thorough investigation into the circumstances around Yusuf’s death. We note that sadly, despite the efforts of all the teams involved, the report concluded that Yusuf’s death couldn’t be avoided and that his initial medical care in A&E was appropriate for his condition at the time. 

We listened to the family’s concerns raised at the time and made some immediate changes following Yusuf’s death. We accept and are implementing the recommendations made in the report.”