2022-11-25 10:34:06

Nottingham maternity units set to miss investigations deadline

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By Anna Whittaker & Tom Oakley

BBC News

Bosses at Nottingham's crisis-hit maternity units are set to miss a deadline for clearing a backlog of incomplete serious incident investigations.

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust (NUH) has 53 outstanding maternity incidents yet to be investigated.

The trust had said it aimed to complete investigations by December 23.

But director of midwifery Sharon Wallis says they have not progressed as quickly as she had hoped.

Serious incidents are unexpected or unintended events that could cause NHS patients harm.

The Local Democracy Reporting Service said the trust has managed to clear a number of those incidents - but it declared another nine in September and October.

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