Pregnancy unit ‘failing’ to provide weekly care

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HEALTH bosses may be putting pregnant women at risk by denying them access to a unit that can spot potentially fatal conditions, a report suggests.

Early pregnancy units play a key role in diagnosing ectopic pregnancies and providing support during miscarriages.

But Doncaster Royal Infirmary’s unit is not following guidance issued by he National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) which states the department should be open seven days a week. NICE believed this is potentially leaving some women having to wait a weekend before seeing medics.

 

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