The infant mortality rate across 14 NHS trusts has gone up by twice the
earlier existing national average. This has gained acute criticism from across
the country and has raised concerns about the safety of maternal care in
Authorities are blaming that shortage of staff, inadequate equipment
and poor leadership are responsible for this shocking outcome and in order to
ensure the safety of women and babies, maternity care must be provided in fewer
and larger institutions, which can provide 24 hours consultant care.
The 14 NHS trusts have not been highlighted. Statistics reveal that over
the past 10 years Britain has seen a 19% rise in birth rate as compared to a
12% rise in the number of midwives.