A report into the deaths of five women whose maternity care was overseen by the same hospital trust has found “best practice” was not always followed. The patients at the centre of the probe into Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Trust were deemed high-risk. The trust said while there was no evidence the deaths were preventable, it was working to improve services. External experts in childbirth and midwifery reviewed the women’s cases in conjunction with the trust, although the trust, and not the independent parties published the report.
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