Newborn girl died after overworked midwives failed to spot mother’s high blood pressure

  • Wynter Sophia Andrews died at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, last year 
  • Her mother Sarah Andrews had contractions six days before going to hospital 
  • She was placed on ward seen by midwives, not clinicians, by midwife Clare Lee 

A newborn girl has died after overworked midwives in an understaffed maternity ward failed to spot her mother’s high blood pressure.   

Wynter Sophia Andrews died at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, on September 15 last year, an inquest has heard.

Her mother Sarah Andrews, a Nottingham City Council worker, says she felt ‘humiliated, worthless and forgotten’ after arriving at the hospital.

Wynter Sophia Andrews died at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, on September 15 last year, an inquest has heard

Ms Andrews had started having contractions and experiencing pain six days before being admitted to the maternity ward on September 14.

Jo Taylor, a midwife at King’s Mill Hospital who had conducted a home visit,

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MENA countries post sharp declines in export; sovereigns face borrowing pressure

Countries in the MENA region are experiencing some of the sharpest contractions in exports, and some sovereigns will face severe borrowing pressure in early 2021 due to economic shocks due to COVID-19, says Moody’s.

Investment-grade emerging market sovereign bond issuance climbed above $107 billion by the end of June, 53 percent higher than in the first six months of 2019, according to data from the global ratings agency.

The impact of COVID-19 has widened existing fiscal and external imbalances in emerging and frontier markets, the service said in a new research report.

Moody’s Sovereigns Global report said COVID-19 is exacerbating liquidity pressures which have caused severe stress or default for some sovereigns.

“We expect double-digit contractions in exports for emerging and frontier market economies in most regions in 2020,” said the report.

“The sharpest contraction will be in the Middle East and North Africa, among Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) oil

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