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Baby Lifeline calls on the Government to reinstate the Maternity Safety Training Fund

Baby Lifeline takes campaign to ‘save lives’ by reinstating Maternity Safety Training Fund to Downing Street

Baby Lifeline is today taking a powerful campaign to the heart of Government by calling on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ‘save lives’ of mothers and babies by reinstating funding for a national maternity training scheme.

We have today published an open letter to Mr Johnson – and have delivered it to the door of Number 10 alongside supporting organisations and campaigners – calling for the immediate reinstatement of the Maternity Safety Training Fund in next week’s Budget.

An online petition, has also been launched today, backed by The Independent newspaper, creating a collective powerful voice for change.

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Supporters include Donna Ockenden, who is currently leading the independent maternity review into Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust, and MP and former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who himself announced the Government’s pledge to halve the rates of stillbirth, neonatal death, and brain injury by 2025 when he was in office.

Judy Ledger, Founder and Chief Executive of Baby Lifeline, said: “What we have here is a powerful combined voice from experienced maternity professionals, patients, affected families and the legal profession, all calling for change. This cannot be ignored and must not be ignored if avoidable deaths and injuries to mothers and babies are to be significantly reduced.”

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