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Dec 2019

Shropshire maternity scandal – ‘hundreds more cases’

Over 200 new families have come forward in relation to an inquiry into mother and baby deaths at a hospital trust in Shropshire. Over 600 cases are already being investigated where newborns and mothers were left injuried or died while under the care of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust. One expert has said that the…

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Oct 2018

Baby death trust ordered to report weekly to Care Quality Commission

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has been ordered to report weekly to the Care Quality Commission on their maternity services, to protect patients. An investigation into the maternity deaths at the trust was ordered by former health secretary Jeremy Hunt and this has since widened. The CQC have said that they remain “very concerned”…

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Apr 2017

Shrewsbury hospital trust warned a decade ago over baby heart monitoring

It has emerged that the hospital trust being investigated in relation to seven baby deaths over a two year period, was warned ten years ago that it needed to improve its maternity services and that there were issues with the way it carried out foetal heart monitoring. The Health Care Commission became involved in the…

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