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In early August the Liverpool Echo reported that “hopelessly incompetent” midwife, Rosemarie Wilding, had been suspended from midwifery for the maximum time allowed, 12 months, by the National Midwifery Council (NMC) after an investigation into the care she provided to mums and babies whilst working at The Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

The midwife was sacked from her post at Liverpool Women’s in 2019 after her performance had been raised as an issue and she had subsequently failed to improve.  The hospital then referred her to the NMC who investigated. Ms Wilding did not return to midwifery and the Liverpool Echo reported that when her suspension comes to an end she has no plans to return.

The NMC investigated 24 separate charges of poor performance.  A panel found 17 of those charges to be proven.  The Liverpool Echo reported that the panel heard from Ms Wilding’s former colleagues who provided damning accounts of her incompetence to include allegations that she had failed to record changes in babies heart rates; missed signs of sepsis; incorrectly prepared records which caused confusion in continuing care; failed to escalate matters to doctors and misinterpreted CTG traces.  Colleagues described having to intervene because Ms Wilding just wasn’t doing as she should have been.

Ms Wilding’s actions put her patients and their babies at risk of untold harm.

If you were cared for by Ms Wilding, you think you or your baby were harmed and would like to discuss your concerns one of our specialist clinical negligence team would be pleased to hear from you.