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Alarm over baby care

PUBLISHED: 11:22 16 September 2002 | UPDATED: 12:39 03 March 2010

MUMS in Suffolk are being denied special baby care on their doorstep - even though the region has THREE times as many neonatal units as it needs, the Evening Star can reveal.

MUMS in Suffolk are being denied special baby care on their doorstep - even though the region has THREE times as many neonatal units as it needs, the Evening Star can reveal.

Mothers still being transferred to other hospitals from Ipswich – forcing hospital chiefs to look at why Ipswich needs to look elsewhere to help care for special cases such as multiple births and premature babies.

According to the director nursing at Ipswich, Clare Barlow, who is launching the review the situation is "totally unacceptable" – and means that twins and triplets may be treated in different places.

See tonight's Evening Star for full story…

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