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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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Robots stumble amid COVID-19 pressure

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New data released by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) and ITR Economics suggest that even robots, which in many ways have been the darling technology of the pandemic, are not immune from stagnating sales. The data indicates a substantial year-to-date decline in robotics, machine vision, and motion control orders compared to last year.

Released as part of the Global Economic and Automation Outlook, the numbers put the decline in robot orders in North America, which totaled 13,524 units, at a whopping 18% compared to the first half of 2019. Order revenues fell in equal measure to $716 million in the North American market.

The scale of the contraction may seem surprising given the rosy outlook for automation amid pandemic-related shutdowns. However, the top-line numbers also mask strong performance in certain automation categories.

“It’s clear that our industry is feeling the effects of COVID-19, its strain on supply chains,

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