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Nottingham University Hospital’s maternity services rated as inadequate by the CQC

The Quality Care Commission (CQC) have revisited Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) over recent months to reconsider the safety and quality of the maternity services it provides. They had previously rated the services as “inadequate” but as of 13 September 2023, have improved this rating to “requires improvement”. Although this shows a definite step […]

Concerningly, there has now been suggestion there are a number of families in Nottingham who do not realise that they have been harmed and affected by the poor treatment provided to them at either the Queens Medical Centre (QMC) or City Hospital in Nottingham. Worryingly, families from minority communities have been the worst affected. With […]

Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, has recently spoken in Parliament about the case of Wynter Andrews, who died in her mother’s arms in 2019 at just 23 minutes old. Wynter died from hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy (loss of oxygen to the brain) which could have been prevented had staff at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham delivered […]

Midwife Donna Ockenden, who previously led the enquiry into the Shrewsbury and Telford maternity scandal, will once again review significant concerns into the safety of the maternity care provided at Nottingham. The scope of the review is now set out in the Terms of Reference which were published yesterday. The review will primarily consider cases […]

News has broken that Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust will face criminal prosecution following the sad death of baby Wynter Andrews, just 23 minutes after she was born in September 2019. The Nottingham County Coroner found that Wynter’s death was a “clear and obvious case of neglect” and that “gross failings” had occurred. It was […]

Further to the concerns raised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors earlier in the year, who found the Nottingham University Hospital’s maternity services to be inadequate, the Health and Social Care Committee have released a report outlining the steps which must be taken to improve these services across England. Our Freeths clinical negligence team […]

The CQC inspectors found women at Nottingham University Hospital’s maternity services had been left at risk of harm because of a shortage of midwives, failures to properly assess high-risk pregnancies and failures of staff to use CTG equipment correctly, or even at all. The regulator has taken enforcement action imposing conditions on the Trust and […]

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