A series of mistakes in Darlington Memorial Hospital's maternity unit led to the death of a mother days after she delivered twin sons, an inquest
has heard. Significant post partum hemorrhage (PPH) followed by kidney and liver failure due to lack of medical and midwifery communication contributed to complications which ultimately led to her death.
38-year old Joanne Hatton lost 2-liters blood during the caesarean section. Dr. Ahmed Ali had called for an urgent blood transfusion. But the hospital staff's failure to give the transfusion triggered a series of errors condition worsened.
County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust have admitted liability.