Third of maternity units have shut doors to labouring women because they could not cope

Third of maternity units have shut doors to labouring women because they could not cope
 

More than a third of maternity units have been forced to shut their doors to labouring women because they could not cope with demand, leading midwives have warned. Figures from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) show that 38.6% of maternity units had to temporarily shut during the last year.
A poll conducted among senior midwives revealed that units closed their doors on 281 separate occasions. The RCM said the average unit temporarily closed eight times, but one unit was at full capacity 50 times. Eight units had to close their doors on 10 or more occasions.
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19 October 2016 in Health, Views: 43
Source: Guardian
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