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31 Aug 2018

More deaths under review at maternity unit

An NHS trust has lashed out at reports that more than 60 babies or mothers may have died or suffered serious harm at its maternity unity. The Shrewsbury and Telford Trust began reviewing 23 alleged instances of poor maternity care last year.

Since then more families are said to have come forward. But the trust today described media reporting of further cases as “factually incorrect and untrue”. Jessica Savage reports.