Troubled maternity wards still jeopardising patients, watchdog warns

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 06:01:33 GMT 11

Troubled maternity wards still jeopardising patients, watchdog warns


CQC inspection of nine struggling units suggests mothers and babies remain at risk from poor care and closed systems

Babies and mothers are at risk of injury and death because too many maternity units have not improved care despite a string of childbirth scandals, the NHS watchdog has warned.

In a highly critical report published on Tuesday, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) voiced serious concern that lessons are not being learned and that many incidents involving patients’ safety are still not being recorded.

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