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Saturday 18th November 2017

Maternity Services Articles


Inadequate trust to get upgrade

14th November 2017

West Midlands trust expected to have its overall rating upgraded from inadequate to requires improvement.

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40% of maternity wards closed at least once in 2016

8th August 2017

Data suggests more than 40% of maternity wards in England closed to expectant mothers at lease once in 2016.

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Maternity unit downgrade confirmed

2nd September 2016

Horton General Hospital to suspend doctor led maternity services.

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Ofsted style ratings for maternity care

30th October 2015

The DH has announced Ofsted-style ratings will be used to assess health service in each local area from next year.

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Maternity system upgrade at Isle of Wight trust

17th July 2014

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is upgrading its maternity information system.

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Maternity reconfiguration in North Yorkshire

30th May 2014

Health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, approves controversial shake-up of maternity services in North Yorkshire which was opposed by a cabinet colleague.

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Mid Staffs will be dissolved

27th February 2014

Jeremy Hunt has announced that Mid Staffs will be dissolved, however, consultant-led maternity service may continue.

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Vote to downgrade maternity unit

21st February 2014

CCG has voted to downgrade consultant led maternity cover at Friarage Hospital.

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Scotland's stillbirth rate 'poor'

9th October 2013

Scotland's leading maternity doctor says more must be done to tackle poor stillbirth rates.

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Hospital closure faces legal challenge

26th September 2013

Decision to close A&E and maternity units at Chase Farm Hospital faces a legal challenge from campaign group.

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