Anger at ‘failings’ on maternity wards

UKIP health spokeswoman and Fylde Euro MP Louise Bours

UKIP health spokeswoman and Fylde Euro MP Louise Bours

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UKIP health spokeswoman and Fylde Euro MP Louise Bours has reacted angrily to figures revealing at least 340 blunders occur every day on NHS maternity wards.

A major review into the safety of maternity services is being published by the NHS aiming to ensure mistakes do not happen again.

What has happened to the extra midwives David Cameron promised?

MP Louise Bours

Ms Bours said: “I appreciate most mistakes are classed as ‘near misses’ or low injury but alarmingly 151 women and newborns died last year with another 351 suffering severe harm.

“What has happened to the extra midwives David Cameron promised? Instead of spending time and money trying to keep this country in the EU he should be devoting time to ensuring the NHS gets the resources it needs.”