More than 200 babies needlessly died in biggest maternity scandal in NHS history, report set to reveal today03/30/2022
MORE than 200 babies needlessly died in the biggest maternity scandal in NHS history, a report is set to reveal today.
An inquiry by top midwife Donna Ockenden will lift the lid on years of devastating failings at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.
The report looked at more than 1,800 complaints at the Midlands hospitals, with most from between 2000 and 2019.
An investigation was launched after campaigns from families who lost babies following tragic errors by medics, with dozens more children and mums left disabled.
It found at least 131 stillbirths and 70 neonatal deaths could have been avoided if maternity care was better, the BBC reported.
Target numbers for “natural” vaginal births meant women were denied or had delayed C-sections, increasing risks, the report found.
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She said: “What I'm ultimately hoping is that all of the families get some answers.
“I don't want any other family to have to go through what we've gone through.”
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