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Morecambe Bay report exposes ‘lethal mix’ of failures that led to baby deaths

Inquiry into deaths of 11 babies and a mother at Furness hospital in Cumbria says midwives were so cavalier they were nicknamed ‘the musketeers’

A “lethal mix” of failings at almost every level led to the unnecessary deaths of one mother and 11 babies in the maternity unit of a Cumbrian hospital, according to an independent report (pdf).

The investigation into deaths at Furness general hospital in Barrow between 2004 and 2013 found maternity services were beset by a culture of denial, collusion and incompetence.

Related: Former CQC deputy chief executive denies Cumbria baby deaths cover-up

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