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Safely staffing maternity units with the right skill mix is central to ensuring high-quality care. (Picture posed)

Safely staffing maternity units with the right skill mix is central to ensuring high-quality care. (Picture posed)

Safely staffing maternity units with the right skill mix is central to ensuring high-quality care. (Picture posed)

Over one year since Hiqa published its damning report into five baby deaths in Portlaoise hospital, news emerged of the death of one new-born baby in Cavan hospital, and the death of another baby after an emergency C-section.

Then there was the death of a pregnant woman during emergency surgery in Holles Street during the last 10 days.


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