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Review triage procedures used by NHS maternity wards

Submitted by Elizabeta Mikelsone on Friday 3rd July 2020

Published on Thursday 10th September 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Wednesday 10th March 2021

Current Signatures: 7,489
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Review triage procedures used by NHS maternity wards

Petition Details

The Government should review how maternity wards triage patients, with a view to mandating a standard risk assessment based system for maternity and triage; assessing every patient within 15 minutes and prioritising care based on urgency, should be implemented.

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Upon arrival at triage I was not seen for 40 minutes. I was not assessed for a further 1 hour and 5 minutes, then my CTG was not reviewed for an hour. I believe a lack of risk assessment and all of these delays were the reason for my son's death. If the hospital had used standard risk assessment based system my baby's death could have been prevented. Similar cases could be prevented if risk assessments are done properly and sooner.


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