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Video: Berieved families react to damning maternity report

The families of three babies who died after serious mistakes were made in their maternity care say a damning report is cold comfort.

Midwives who were charged with ensuring safe and effective care failed to spot poor practice after the deaths of the three babies and the mother of one of them at Furness General Hospital.

Liza Brady lost her son Alex and says she's had to fight the authorities and face long delays before his death was investigated.

This report from Amy Welch.


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Exclusive: Mother says other baby deaths at Furness General Hospital could have been prevented

A mother whose baby died after failures at Barrow's maternity unit has spoken of her overwhelming guilt.

Lesley Bennett says if only she'd known what really happened, other baby deaths could've been prevented.

Last week, an inquest ruled her daughter Elleanor died after a catalogue of medical failings by Furness General Hospital.

But the family were only told the truth nine years later, after a police investigation into a number of deaths at the hospital.

In an exclusive interview, Lesley told our correspondent Elaine Willcox she's been forced to grieve for her daughter a second time.