30 Jun 2009

Interim suspension of midwife seen as ensuring safety

12:56 pm on 30 June 2009

The Midwifery Council says the interim suspension of a midwife shows the organisation is ensuring the safety of women and their unborn babies.

The Midwifery Council suspended a midwife's practising certificate after it found she posed harm to the public.

The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal found Bala Naidu guilty of professional misconduct after a stillbirth in Middlemore Hospital.

It ruled that she had to work under supervision for 18 months.

Concerns were raised during the supervision period and the Midwifery Council found she posed a harm to the public.

The council says the interim suspension shows the council's processes are working and the public has no reason not to have confidence in midwives.