Health Investigation 

Midwives’ role in baby death to be probed by hospital

A Notts mum has told of her anguish after losing her baby girl in childbirth, and her calls for a probe have led hospital bosses to investigate what went wrong. Mum Aga West said she has felt ‘empty’ ever since her baby, Nicole, died in the operating theatre after a 20-hour ordeal. The pair were able to spend a few days with their baby after it died in the operating theatre, and now have only one photo to remember her by. The 31-year-old was rushed to King’s Mill hospital on…

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NHS fines cripple already troubled ambulance service

Nottinghamshire’s troubled ambulance service is millions in debt due to fines for bad performance and cuts to finance, we reveal from analysis of the trust’s  finance report. Amid the revelations that East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has been in talks with another service for help, it emerges that bosses forfeited revenues to the tune of £8 million for the year. EMAS finances • £145 million total annual budget • £2 million spent on training alone in 2014/15 • £101,206 Director of Operations salary last year • £11.9 million year-end deficit…

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