Nurse silenced alarm as baby fought for life


A midwife accused of contributing to the death of a newborn baby admitted silencing an alarm repeatedly warning her that the child’s heartbeat was dangerously low. Carol Marston and Anne Mather on a night shift at Stafford Hospital when baby Rupert Sanders was born on Christmas Eve 2012. The experienced midwives did not recognise that the results of a heartbeat scan (CTG) were ‘pathological’, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. They allegedly failed to properly monitor his heart in the…

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