Baby born with brain damage after ‘seriously suboptimal’ care

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Baby born with brain damage after ‘seriously suboptimal’ care

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Waikato DHB contributed to the brain damage suffered by a newborn baby, says the HDC
“We had to battle on through all the issues that occurred that night ourselves.” The care provided by Waikato DHB to a mother who gave birth

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I find the focus on the midwives actions and with little reference to the registrar or supervising obstetrician lack of action or response concerning.  There is little consideration of the underfunded, and understaffed department as contributing factors to this tragic outcome.  The wider health system needs to be held to account or the changes needed to prevent a similar episode will not be made.  An inexperienced midwife should not be the focus of this as she was the least responsible party in the bigger picture.