Walsall Manor maternity unit rated the worst

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Walsall Manor Hospital has come out bottom locally in a survey asking mothers about their experience of maternity care.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust scored 109.8 out of a possible 200. Women were asked questions covering 20 topics, including communication with patients and partners, and compassion shown by staff.

Walsall, according to data taken from 114 women, was recorded as doing 'better' in the overall topic of 'labour and staff' and appropriate advice and support being given at the start of labour.

The trust was not deemed as doing 'worse' in any area.

Bosses from Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust were unavailable to comment on the findings of the Care Quality Commission report today.

Elsewhere, the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust was rated at 171.1, The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust at 166.3 and Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust was scored 162.3.

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