Thursday, 22 June 2017

Ninth avoidable baby death at NHS trust

Ninth avoidable baby death at NHS trust A ninth avoidable baby death has been uncovered by BBC News at a troubled NHS trust.

Maddison Dawn Wilkins Jackson died in 2013 after staff at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital could not find her mother a bed on the labour ward.

The health secretary ordered an investigation into maternity services at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust in April.

The trust says it has apologised to Maddison's family for her death.

A new report from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists says that poor care was responsible for hundreds of babies across the UK either dying in labour or suffering severe brain injuries.

The report's conclusions appear to chime with the experience of Maddison's parents. BBC News

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