19 Oct 2022

45 baby deaths could have been avoided, says report into NHS trust maternity care

Health and Social Care Editor

Up to 45 babies would have survived if an NHS Trust had given them better care – according to an independent inquiry.

Its damning report into failings at East Kent Hospitals Trust has revealed harrowing accounts from the families involved – whose babies died or were left injured by the sheer lack of proper care.

Some mothers were also injured or blamed for what happened. Our health and social care editor Victoria Macdonald has spoken to one of those mothers.