Troubled Maternity Wards Still Jeopardising Patients

By September 21, 2021 October 6th, 2021 No Comments

It’s being reported, by The Guardian (Tuesday 21st Sepetember 2021), that after a “CQC inspection, nine struggling units suggests mothers and babies remain at risk from poor care and closed systems.” The CQC inspection is a Care Quality Commission, an independent regulator of all health and social care services in England – they ensure safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve.

The CQC found “persistent weaknesses in maternity care, including tension and difficulties between obstetric doctors and midwives and poor oversight of risks to patients during an in-depth inspection of maternity care” at the nine hospitals in England, including trusts such as Morecombe Bay, East Kent and Shrewsbury & Telford.

The Daily Mail are also reporting on the CQC reports, and quote that they real that 41% of maternity services are rated either inadequate or requiring improvement and based on the inspections, which occurred between March – June 2021, it highlights a culture of “cover-ups when things went wrong”.

You can read the report by The Guardian here

You can read the report by The Daily Mail here

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