A health minister has apologised after an investigation has been launched into the death of 27 babies at two maternity units in Wales.
Welsh health minister Vaughan Gething said he was ‘deeply saddened’ by failures that led to 43 potentially serious incidents.
The hospitals have too apologised for the ‘totally unacceptable’ care that pregnant women and children received.
Mothers, including Monique Aziz, have revealed their ‘extremely distressing’ experiences at the hands of staff with a lack of compassion.
Ms Aziz, from Coed-Ely, Rhondda Cynon Taff, just wanted to know ‘what went wrong’. Her baby son, Jesse, died six days after leaving hospital and Ms Aziz is still demanding answers about the care she received.
She said: ‘I just want to know if he would have still been here if things had been done differently.’
An investigation into maternity units at Cwm Taf University Health Board, which has two hospitals in South Wales, raised ‘significant concerns’. Monique Aziz’s baby son died days after leaving hospital and is still demanding answers about the care she received
A total of 22 stillbirths and five deaths shortly after birth in a two year period have been identified.