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Welsh Conservative response to latest report on maternity scandal at Cwm Taf Health Board

Commenting on the publication of a report into the maternity scandal at Cwm Taf, Welsh Conservative shadow health minister, Russell George MS said:

“This is a tragic day for families in south Wales who have had it confirmed that their precious babies died needlessly.

“This latest report into the maternity scandal at Cwm Taf makes for harrowing reading and my thoughts go to the mothers and families who went through such tragic circumstances.

“Women facing childbirth have the right to expect high-quality care, and the best chances of delivering a healthy baby, but they were let down and ultimately failed.

"The scale and longevity of this scandal is shocking and it continues to pose many challenging questions for Cwm Taf, and its regulatory system as well, as the Labour Government.

“One in three babies stillborn at Cwm Taf’s two hospitals might have survived were it not for serious mistakes that could’ve been avoided.

“It’s a national scandal and ministers must make sure lessons are learnt and that this never happens again at a Welsh hospital.”

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