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Promise of more neonatal nurses not enough

The government’s ambitious announcement on 30 December to make the NHS “the best place to give birth in the world” should be met with caution. The Department of Health and Social Care’s objectives include improving the safety, quality and continuity of care for women. The plans promise more neonatal nurses and other specialists to halve … Read more Promise of more neonatal nurses not enough

Improvements still needed to avoid birth injuries in Cumbria

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has recently inspected the hospitals run by The North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust revealing that essential changes are still required in its maternity services. The Trust, which runs the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle, the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven and a birthing centre at the Penrith Community Hospital, received an … Read more Improvements still needed to avoid birth injuries in Cumbria

Birth injuries lawyer calls for Cwm Taf maternity services investigations to be widened

Leading birth injuries solicitor Diane Rostron is calling for the Welsh Government and the Cwm Taf University Health Board’s investigations into maternity services delivered at hospitals in Merthyr Tydfil and Llantrisant to be widened. The recently announced reviews currently only cover baby deaths at the Prince Charles and Royal Glamorgan hospitals during the period 2016 … Read more Birth injuries lawyer calls for Cwm Taf maternity services investigations to be widened

£27m settlement for boy left brain damaged due to negligence at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

A substantial medical negligence sum has been secured this week by Blackpool solicitor Diane Rostron to cover the lifetime care needs of a client left brain damaged following his delayed birth at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The figure, which includes a £5.7 million lump sum and significant annual payments for the rest of his life, will … Read more £27m settlement for boy left brain damaged due to negligence at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Investigation into maternity care at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust spans a 19-year period

The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust, responsible for running a number of hospitals and medical services including maternity units at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, is currently under investigation for alleged poor maternity care involving patients dating back nearly two decades. The denied claims follow an investigation launched in 2017 on the request … Read more Investigation into maternity care at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust spans a 19-year period

Maternity failings at Furness General Hospital a sore reminder

Our team has represented families who have suffered due to medical negligence for more than 20 years. Supporting injured patients across England and Wales, and fighting for justice following significant errors in maternity units across the country, our clients repeatedly tell us the same thing – they just want those responsible to say ‘sorry’. An … Read more Maternity failings at Furness General Hospital a sore reminder

Jeremy Hunt reveals an increase in NHS payouts for birth injury cases

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt revealed at a recent medical conference that the NHS spends around £1,000 in insurance for every baby it delivers. Hunt admitted that at least half of the NHS pot of £65 billion set aside for compensation claims was being spent on maternity cases with 25 babies suffering a birth injury every week … Read more Jeremy Hunt reveals an increase in NHS payouts for birth injury cases

NHS to offer 3,000 more midwifery training places to boost patient safety

More than 3,000 additional places will be offered on midwifery training courses in England over the next four years as part of government plans to boost staff numbers and increase patient safety. Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced the move, which is equal to a 25% increase in the number of training places. … Read more NHS to offer 3,000 more midwifery training places to boost patient safety

Government’s midwife pledge falls short, warns birth injury and trauma expert

Jeremy Hunt has announced plans to train an extra 3000 midwives over the next four years. But is it really enough? Government plans to train thousands of extra midwives is still not enough to fully protect women and babies during labour, it is being claimed. The health and social care secretary, Jeremy Hunt, recently announced … Read more Government’s midwife pledge falls short, warns birth injury and trauma expert

Recognising the symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

 March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. This non-progressive condition affects a lot of families in the UK, and worldwide, and impacts the whole family. No two people experience cerebral palsy in the same way. Some cannot walk while others can run, some may be able to talk for England, others will find communicating difficult. Each … Read more Recognising the symptoms of Cerebral Palsy