Health trust defends closures at Pontefract birth centre amid patient safety fears

The NHS trust that runs a birth centre at Pontefract Hospital said staff sickness was the reason it had been closed on several occasions over the past month.
Last month the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust said the centre would not be permanently closed after the birth facility shut its doors without warning.
But a staff member, who did not want to be named, told the Express the centre had only been open "on eight to 10" occasions over the previous six weeks.
They said the closures were not announced to patients and midwives with prior warning, and staff were often unclear where... read more

 
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