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Elaine Kelly

Senior Research Economist, IFS

Senior Research Economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies

England Could Do More To Predict And Prevent Temporary Maternity Ward Closures

Maternity units in England operate at 100% capacity much of the time. When capacity is breached, units may occasionally have to close temporarily to new admissions, causing stress to women in labour and undermining their choice over where to have their babies. New work by IFS unpicks some of the causes of closures.
12/09/2017 10:42 BST