Maternity care Archives - Diane Rostron

Families affected by a birth injury suffer for life

Preventable birth injuries thankfully rarely occur with most babies delivered safe and well. For the small minority who are affected by an avoidable incident however, the physical and psychological effects are lifelong and impact every area of a family’s life. Taking place before, during or just after birth, a significant birth injury can lead to … Read more Families affected by a birth injury suffer for life

Compensation does not remove the pain following medical negligence

High value medical negligence settlements often hit the headlines, however, behind the £multi-million compensation payouts is significant hidden, and ongoing, hardship and pain. The NHS treats millions of patients each year and, in most cases, the care provided leads to patients leaving hospital safe and well. For some however, medical failings lead to serious injuries … Read more Compensation does not remove the pain following medical negligence

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

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