200 mile link-up for new mothers

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Health bosses are reaching out to hospital trusts up to 200 miles away to share staff and expertise in a bid to improve under-fire maternity services.

Staff and resources at University Hospitals of Morecamb e Bay NHS Trust (UHMBT), which runs maternity units at Lancaster, Kendal and Barrow, could be shared with Coventry and Warwickshire Hospitals Trust.UHMBT is also looking at establishing a ‘pan Lancashire provider maternity network’ with Blackpool Teaching Foundation NHS Trust to “share experiences and opportunities to learn best practice”.

UHMBT put out an appeal for a partner to help deliver the maternity service, which has been the focal point of a care scandal in recent years.

 

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