Archive for the 'midwives' Category

Midwife banned after telling grieving mother ‘God knows best’ – Daily Telegraph

“A midwife who told a grieving mother and father ‘God knows best’  hours after their newborn daughter died has been thrown out of the profession.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Midwife wins appeal against being struck off – The Independent

“A midwife won a High Court appeal against being struck off today after a judge ruled she did not have a fair hearing.”

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The Independent, 18th February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Midwife who ‘randomly hacked’ at mother struck off – Daily Telegraph

“A mother whose home resembled a ‘murder scene’ after a midwife ‘randomly hacked’ at her with a pair of scissors has called for a change in the law to force independent midwives to take out insurance.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th January 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Midwife claims against new twins’ parents over home stumble – Daily Telegraph

“A couple have been threatened with legal action by a midwife after she tripped over a child’s buggy at their home while visiting their newborn twins.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th September 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Labour in crisis: staff shortages blamed for £665m payout in birth errors – The Independent

“Childbirth is claimed to be safer than ever. Yet the price paid by the NHS for deliveries going catastrophically wrong has risen 59 per cent to £259m – enough to fund the consultants and midwives needed to save thousands of babies and mothers from harm.”

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The Independent, 8th October 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

NHS is facing £4.5bn compensation bill over babies damaged at birth by hospital “blunders” – The Observer

“The NHS is facing £4.5bn in compensation claims over alleged blunders by midwives and doctors that have left babies suffering severe brain damage, The Observer can reveal.”

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The Observer, 23rd September 2007

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/ 


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