The director of communications at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has been suspended after blocking a number of bereaved parents on Twitter whose babies have died at the trust.
Tiffany Jones, Director of Communications for NUH apologised and deleted her Twitter account after a number of parents discovered they had been blocked by her on August 18.
An NUH spokesperson said:
“We offer our sincere apologies for the upset caused. We know the devastation caused to families when we have not delivered the best care in our maternity service and we are committed to engaging with and listening to families in order to make the necessary improvements.
The Director of Communications has been suspended.”
About blocking on Twitter
Twitter gives people a variety of tools to control their experience, including blocking.
Blocking helps people in restricting specific accounts from contacting them, seeing their Tweets, and following them.
If you have been blocked by another account on Twitter, you can still block other accounts (including any that have blocked you).
If you visit the profile of an account that has blocked your account, you will see a message alerting you of the block.