According to recent reports, poor maternity care in the UK is leading to unnecessary and avoidable deaths of mothers and their babies, resulting in catastrophic life changing consequences for families and loved ones of those affected.
In a number of NHS Trusts across the UK, cases are frequently reported of stillbirth, neonatal death, maternal death, hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE), and other severe complications in mothers and newborn babies.
An inquiry published in 2022, led by Dr Kirkup in East Kent, concluded that if maternity care been delivered to nationally recognised standards, outcomes could have been different in 97 of the 202 individual cases assessed by the panel (48%), and the outcome could have been different in 45 of the 65 baby deaths assessed (69%).
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