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Culture of blame prevented staff admitting mistakes, report finds

A new report into maternity safety has found due to a 'culture of blame' lessons haven't been learned. 

Jeremy Hunt, chair of the Health Committee has said 1,000 more babies a year would survive if the maternity service in England was as safe as Sweden's. 

Another expert report found a high incidence of brain injuries in maternity units. A new budget has been set out to help reduce the rate of stillbirths, neonatal deaths, maternal deaths and brain injuries by 2025. 

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Source: BBC News, 06 July 2021


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