Two-thirds of England’s maternity units dangerously substandard, says Care Quality Commission

'It voiced particular concern about the poor experience of women from ethnic minorities who are giving birth'

From Guardian Newspaper:

CQC says too many mothers and babies receive care that is not good enough, with staff shortages among reasons

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated 65% of maternity services in England as either “inadequate” or “requires improvement” for the safety of care – up from 54% last year.

Services are beset by a host of problems, including serious staff shortages and internal tensions, which mean that too many mothers and their babies receive care that is not good enough, it said....


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