28 Jan 2020

'A pattern of poor care' at Hutt Valley DHB's maternity ward

From Lately, 10:18 pm on 28 January 2020

One baby died and another suffered a brain injury in what the Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner calls a 'pattern of poor care' at the Hutt Valley District Health Board's maternity ward.

Two reports released today say the DHB failed to adequately monitor the babies' heart rates during labour. Karyn speaks with Deputy Commissioner Rose Wall about her findings.

Hutt Hospital April 2019

Photo: RNZ