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A helping hand for premature babies as maternity unit shows improvement

Once ordered to take "urgent action" to improve safety - Medway Maritime Hospital's maternity department has made a turnaround.

The unit branded "inadequate" in 2013 and put into special measures - is now "good" - and outstanding in some areas.

And the specialist clinic for premature babies is recognised as offering excellent care - so what can the rest of the hospital learn?

Sarah Saunders spoke to mother Mofi Ariyo, neonatal unit matron Louise Proffit, Dr Aung Soe, mother Navjot Dusanj and Ranjit Akolekar of the foetal medicine unit.

James Cockram's son Joseph was at risk of a dangerously premature birth - but was eventually born at 34 weeks after his wife was given an operation to allow her to prolong the pregnancy. Also speaking, mother of Sienna - Louise Peters

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