TITLE

More trusts say 'no room in the maternity ward'

AUTHOR(S)
Read, Julie
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
Public Finance;2/13/2009, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the issue concerning the resistance of hospitals in England to accept women in labor. According to survey, 553 cases in 2008, a rise of 38% from the 402 in 2007, were avoided due to the lack of staff or insufficient rooms for accommodation. The survey also revealed that some trusts forced to close their wards at times.
ACCESSION #
36785411

 

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