Baby born in hospital car park

A mother has been describing her ordeal of giving birth in a hospital car park - after being turned away from another maternity ward.

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Hospital statement

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHSTrust have issued a statement in relation to a letter sent to maternity staff. It says two mothers' deaths at Hull and East Yorkshire Women and Children's Hospital may have been preventable.

“We routinely review all situations with an adverse outcome to identify any lessons that are to be learnt and on this occasion we felt that writing to staff was an appropriate thing to do.

“For reasons of patient confidentiality we cannot comment on the cases referred to in the staff communication.”

– Simon Tyrell, Medical Director

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Hospital warning lifted

Dewsbury Hospital Credit: Calendar

A warning notice about a West Yorkshire hospital has been lifted.

The Care Quality Commission had issued one to maternity services at Dewsbury and District Hospital focused on how it is staffed.

The CQC visited the hospital earlier this month and confirmed there are enough qualified,skilled and experienced staff to meet people's needs.

“Our teams quickly acted with targeted action and can now better respond to high levels of demand in the service. All staff are aware of the processes that are in place to address any short staffing issues".

Stephen Eames, Interim Chief Executive of Dewsbury & District Hospital

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