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Sydney news: Fourth newborn in 18 months dies at Blacktown hospital, four senior staff resign



Here’s what you need to know this morning.

Infant deaths at Blacktown Hospital

Senior obstetricians from Sydney’s Blacktown Hospital have resigned amidst concerns about understaffing and the unexpected deaths of four newborns over an 18-month period.

The death of the fourth baby in June this year prompted Health Minister Brad Hazzard to launch a review of obstetrics services in the area, with the findings expected soon.

Blacktown Hospital’s management says it’s “working with the medical staff to listen to their concerns” over “staffing and other issues”, and has moved to reassure the public that maternity and birthing services at the hospital will continue to operate.

The Australian Medical Association says “it would like to see…

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