Amanda McDonald
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'More midwife support needed for patients in labour'

More midwives are required to offer more support to patients, a new mother has said.

Amanda McDonald described being left in a ward with sleeping patients, while having contractions, for hours.

However, she praised the overall care she received from the midwives, despite them being "rushed off their feet".

A report by the NAO has highlighted a shortfall in midwives in England, calling for a further 2,300 to be recruited.

  • 08 Nov 2013
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