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Nottingham maternity units set to miss investigations deadline


Bosses at Nottingham's crisis-hit maternity units are set to miss a deadline for clearing a backlog of incomplete "serious incident" investigations.

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust (NUH) has 53 outstanding maternity incidents yet to be investigated.

The trust had said it aimed to complete investigations by December 23.

But director of midwifery Sharon Wallis says they have not progressed as quickly as she had hoped.

The Local Democracy Reporting Service said the trust has managed to clear a number of those incidents - but it declared another nine in September and October.

An independent review team, led by senior midwife Donna Ockenden, is examining dozens of baby deaths at the trust.

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Source: BBC News, 25 November 2022

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