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Maternity Services Review

At County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation we promote a culture of learning.

We know that things do not always go as expected and that while our vision for services is delivering care 'right first time, every time' we do not always achieve this.

As a Trust, this is not something we simply accept - all colleagues are encouraged to report serious incidents or share information when things did not go as expected so that we can identify learning and make improvements.

This was reflected earlier this year when the Trust was ranked as 'Good' in the Government's first ever 'Learning from Mistakes League', which ranked UK NHS Trusts for their level of openness and transparency. The organisation was placed in the top 100 Trusts nationally, and was 3rd best locally.

It is within this context of constant learning that the Trust regularly monitors serious and adverse incidents within all of our clinical services. As part of this monitoring and in response to feedback from our clinical teams an independent review was commissioned to seek assurances on safety and identify any areas where improvements could be made within the Trust's maternity services.

The report from this independent review is published on this page.

'I am writing to congratulate you on your wonderful staff you have working for you at DMH.'

Patient, Catering / Porters / Domestics, Darlington Memorial Hospital