Intended for healthcare professionals


Maternity care at St George’s Hospital in London is unsafe and chaotic, says regulator

BMJ 2023; 382 doi: (Published 18 August 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;382:p1910
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A London teaching hospital has had its maternity services rated inadequate after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found unsafe and “chaotic” care, including a failure to report stillbirths and massive haemorrhages as serious incidents.1

The health and care regulator rated both safety and leadership at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, south London, as inadequate after finding a “chaotic environment” in the delivery suite, under-reporting of serious incidents, and managers who told staff that nothing could be done about low staffing levels.

The CQC issued a warning notice to the St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group, which runs the hospital, demanding rapid improvements …

View Full Text

Log in

Log in through your institution


* For online subscription