East Kent maternity deaths: Staff 'committed' to improvements
By Nathalie Edell & Mark Norman
Staff at an NHS trust where babies died due to care failings are "absolutely committed" to improvements, its new head of midwifery and nursing has said.
Michelle Cudjoe told the BBC there was a "mindset of continual improvement" at East Kent Hospitals Trust which will lead to a "safer, kinder" service.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has downgraded maternity units in Ashford and Margate to "inadequate".
Visiting inspectors were so concerned, they considered shutting one unit down.
The CQC inspection in January came weeks after a review found at least 45 babies might have survived at the Ashford and Margate units had they received better care.