Fears new mothers are being 'left alone' during labour

The quality of care given to women during pregnancy and birth is "just not good enough" in many cases, the chief inspector of hospitals has said. Although a major survey of new mothers in England revealed an overall improvement in maternity services.

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Health watchdog names 'worsening' maternity services

The health regulator, the Care Quality Commission, has named maternity care trusts that it said provide worse care than they did during the last survey in 2010.

They are:

  • Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHSTrust
  • Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
  • Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lewisham Health Care NHS Trust
  • North West London Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

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