hospital scandals. The former health secretary, who is now chair of the influential Health and Social Care Select Committee, also backed The Independent’s campaign to reinstate a scrapped maternity safety fund – and called for a probe into why poor care and
Jeremy Hunt has called for an independent inquiry into maternity safety across the NHS in the wake of a string of
cover-ups are being repeated. In November a leaked report given to The Independent revealed Britain’s largest maternity scandal, at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, where dozens of babies and three mothers died due to poor care.