Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has paid over £2 million to a couple whose baby was stillborn following an array of failings in maternity care.

According to the BBC, in spite of the baby’s death being initially attributed to an infection, a Root Cause Analysis Investigation identified several failings in the care and management of the mother’s pregnancy including a failure to follow maternity guidelines, a failure in foetal monitoring and a delay in treatment.

The quality of the maternity services provided by the Trust has been criticised by the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of health and social care in England. Particular attention has been drawn to risk assessment in relation to patient safety.

The BBC further reported that its own investigations have found that there have been seven preventable deaths of babies at the Trust between 2015 and 2020.

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