Leaked report exposes maternity scandal at Shropshire NHS trust

Leaked report exposes maternity scandal at Shropshire NHS trust

Report describes ‘toxic’ culture at hospital trust where at least 42 babies have died avoidably

At least 42 babies and three mothers may have died unnecessarily and more than 50 newborns suffered avoidable brain damage at a hospital trust, in what is believed to be the worst maternity scandal in NHS history.

A leaked status update on a review of clinical malpractice in the maternity service of Shrewsbury and Telford hospital NHS trust raised concerns about the high number of deaths and injuries there.

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