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August 2020

September 2, 2020

Essex hospital warned over maternity care.

Basildon University Hospital has been ordered to carry out urgent improvements to its maternity services after inspectors found six serious incidents where babies were born in a ‘poor condition’. The inspection was carried out by the Care Quality Commission in June in response to concerns raised about patient safety by a whistle-blower. The hospital’s maternity services were rated inadequate overall and the watchdog issued a warning notice to Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the services, ordering urgent improvements to ensure the safety of mothers and babies.

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