Shropshire Maternity Scandal

Shropshire Maternity Scandal

By BBC Radio

Newscast

Wednesday, 30 March

A review into the maternity practices at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust by senior midwife, Donna Ockenden, has found that catastrophic failures may have led to the deaths of more than 200 babies, nine mothers and left other infants with life-changing injuries. Adam discusses the report and its consequences with Newsnight’s Sima Kotecha and Shaun Lintern, health editor at the Sunday Times. Also, Jamie Wallis, the Conservative MP for Bridgend, has become the first MP to come out as trans. The BBC’s Gareth Lewis explains the significance. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with John Murphy and Ben Cooper. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.
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