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1,000 babies die preventable death each year says a report by MPs

A report by MPs has said 1,000 babies die every year as a result of lessons not being learned and blame being shifted despite a number of high profile cases involving maternity scandals. 

Jeremy Hunt who chairs the committee has said “Despite a number of high-profile incidents, improvements in maternity safety are still not happening quickly enough".

The report also found that women from ethnic minority backgrounds are more likely to experience a higher rates of stillborn and neonatal deaths. 

The Department of Health and Social Care has been approached for comment. 

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Source: The Guardian, 6 July 2021 


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