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Newborn girl died after overworked midwives failed to spot mother’s high blood pressure

  • Wynter Sophia Andrews died at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, last year 
  • Her mother Sarah Andrews had contractions six days before going to hospital 
  • She was placed on ward seen by midwives, not clinicians, by midwife Clare Lee 

A newborn girl has died after overworked midwives in an understaffed maternity ward failed to spot her mother’s high blood pressure.   

Wynter Sophia Andrews died at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, on September 15 last year, an inquest has heard.

Her mother Sarah Andrews, a Nottingham City Council worker, says she felt ‘humiliated, worthless and forgotten’ after arriving at the hospital.

Wynter Sophia Andrews died at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, on September 15 last year, an inquest has heard

Ms Andrews had started having contractions and experiencing pain six days before being admitted to the maternity ward on September 14.

Jo Taylor, a midwife at King’s Mill Hospital who had conducted a home visit,

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