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Wednesday 22nd October 2014
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East London Trust Told To Improve Maternity Services

The health regulator has found maternity services at an NHS Trust in East London are failing to meet essential standards.

The Care Quality Commission has told Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust that it must make improvements.

An inspection was carried out at Queen's Hospital in Romford.

Chief Executive Averil Dongworth said that regulators have reduced their initial level of concern from the original report in January, adding "They have also acknowledged evidence that improvements have been made."

The improvements include a new reception system and 50 extra midwives.

She contined, "The experience that women have during labour, and the care they receive, is extremely important, and in the past we have not always got that right. I hope that with this report, we can begin to rebuild confidence that we are working to improve the service and ensure that every woman benefits from safe and high quality care at both Queen's and King George Hospitals."