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Much needed funding boost in maternity care

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Midwife struck off for looking up confidential medical records

NHS England has announced an extra £95m in funding for maternity care. This is a well needed boost to this area of medicine which can demonstrate the extreme highs and darkest lows in life.

The additional funds will facilitate the recruitment of 1000 midwives and 80 consultant obstetricians and also provide much required training and development programmes to support culture and leadership.

NHS England have provided this additional funding following the outcome of an investigation undertaken by Donna Ockenden into more than 1800 cases of poor maternity care over a period of 20 years at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust

Having spent most of my career investigating birth injury claims, this is a very welcome investment. It is devastating when a child is stillborn but even more so when the death could and should have been prevented. I also have extensive experience of assisting families to recover compensation for their child who has cerebral palsy due to delays in their delivery and the reason behind the delays was due to an understaffed maternity unit.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to the negligence of a medical or health professional then we may be able to help you pursue a claim for compensation. Our leading term of experts are on hand to offer advice, so please get in touch with us on 0161 696 6165 or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you directly.