Health authorities in Scotland are set to launch an investigation after an “unusual” spike in deaths of newborn babies was recorded on two separate occasions.
We previously highlighted the spike in deaths back in May, when it was reported that an inquiry was set to be announced into the “very unusual” phenomenon, with the alarm being raised after 18 infants died within four weeks of birth in March.
That same control limit was also breached in September last year, when 21 neonatal deaths were reported, the first time this had occurred since records began.
Despite an “investigation” being promised nearly 6 months ago, one didn’t appear to take place, but the media is again reporting that the strange deaths will be scrutinized.
“The Scottish government has ordered the review of neonatal death rates after two spikes over a six-month period. Both increases were larger than what would normally be expected,” reports BBC News.
“The review will be carried out by Healthcare Improvement Scotland. It is expected to last six to nine months and cover all reported baby deaths between April 2021 and March 2022.”
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