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Top maternity unit ‘is like a conveyor belt’

MIDWIVES have claimed that women are giving birth in Third World conditions at Wales’ flagship maternity unit. Stressed midwives have exposed a severe shortage of staff at ... in what we do – it’s a c... read more

Warnings Over Post-Birth “Conveyor-Belt” Care In UK Maternity Wards

“Midwives say too often it feels conveyor-belt ... of maternity ward space and beds supports the recent National Institute for Health Care (NICE) guidelines. They state that it’s safer for most women ... read more

Robots are solving Japan's chronic labour shortage problem

"The labour shortage is such an acute issue that companies have no ... Eight suction pads stretch down, latch on and drop it on one of the three narrow conveyor belts. "Swish, swish, swish," its sound ... read more

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India's coal inferno

Coal-filled train bunkers and conveyor belts, some as long as ... shell with dark corridors, the maternity ward is splattered with blood and rainwater drips through cracks in the ceiling. A solitary b... read more

Maternity care - what women want

“There is a view in Ireland that the quality of maternity care does ... debate is the shortage of delivery beds in Dublin. “We have 24,000 births in Dublin each year and only around 30 delivery beds. ... read more

Midwife shortage making women in labour feel like 'cattle', report warns

Women in labour are being made to feel like cattle or like they are on a conveyor belt ... maternity services. "Currently there are serious shortages of maternity doctors due to gaps in middle grade r... read more

Maternity care: Your views

Unfortunately the maternity unit was so ... as a midwife because of the intense pressure to limit postnatal visits to women. You can support a new mother in two or three visits in 10 days. Also delive... read more

Nurses rally outside Gloversville hospital, say staff is too small

“They don’t want to compromise because for them ... said critical care units are the hardest hit by the staffing shortage. The hospital expanded the ER last year to include 60 percent more beds, but d... read more


Fort McMurray also faces a critical shortage of labor ... and the more efficient and reliable I can make them, the more the unit costs come down." The bucket wheels and conveyor belts of old have been ... read more

The kitchen at Lota

I was fired,' she says, 'because I was pressing for maternity allowances ... I look up and sure enough there is a conveyor belt poised to send down a very heavy shower indeed. 'You mean that could sta... read more

Baleful Effects Of NHS Privatisation Are Already Happening – OpEd

In health, that conveyor-belt system is a recipe for poor service. How many units of care will be in the contract for the child who has specialist needs because they were born with a heart problem or ... read more

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