NHS England maternity unit temporary closures due to staff shortages becoming 50% more common. NHS Scotland maternity units – no news is good news?

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John Robertson
NHS England maternity unit temporary closures due to staff shortages becoming 50% more common. NHS Scotland maternity units – no news is good news?

See this from the Royal College of Midwives news release two days ago: ‘New research published today (11 September) reveals NHS [ENGLAND!] maternity units are more likely to close (due to staff shortages) at the end of the week and during holiday periods due to staff availability and more complex births. According to the findings by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), closures are more likely on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays than they are on Mondays to Wednesdays. The research also…

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NHS England maternity unit temporary closures due to staff shortages becoming 50% more common. NHS Scotland maternity units – no news is good news?