22 Apr 2013

Former midwife found to have breached code

7:26 pm on 22 April 2013

The Health and Disability Commissioner has found that a midwife who failed to detect a foetus' abnormal heart rate was in breach of the industry's code.

The baby was delivered by urgent Caesarean section and born underweight with respiratory problems.

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill says the midwife did not provide adequate care throughout the 22-year-old mother's pregnancy.

The midwife is no longer practising.