Latest Cwm Taf maternity review
The latest Cwm Taf maternity review found that one in three still born babies might have survived.
The second of three thematic reviews into the maternity services at Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board was published by the Independent Maternity Services Oversight Panel (Imsop) earlier this month.
The review looked at 63 “episodes of care” where a baby was still born at Prince Charles Hospital or the Royal Glamorgan Hospital between January 2016 and September 2018. Major errors which “contributed significantly to the poor outcome” were identified in 21 of the 63 cases. The panel concluded that in only 4 out of the 63 cases no areas for learning were identified.
A failure to listen to women and value their opinions as well as inappropriate staff attitudes were among key findings.
Greg Dix, the Health Board’s Nursing and Midwifery Executive Director, responded to the findings: “Losing a baby is tragic for any family and our sincere and heartfelt condolences go out to all of our families who have lost a child to stillbirth in our health board.”
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