Doctors yesterday warned the NHS is “stretched to its very limit” after a dramatic rise in nursing vacancies in NHS Grampian and NHS Highland.
MSPs have voted for an “urgent investigation” to be carried out into midwives’ concerns over Scottish Government reforms.
Midwives have raised safety concerns amid fears they will be “pushed to their limits” under reforms which aim to ensure mothers-to-be receive most of their care from one medical professional.
The cost of temp midwifery staff at NHS Grampian has rocketed by 40% over the last four years, despite efforts to curb spending.
Fears have been raised that midwives across Scotland are facing increasing pressures due to lack of staff and the increasing age and obesity rates of expectant mothers.
Male midwives at the north-east’s flagship hospital have encouraged fellow men to join the profession.
Whether you are currently pregnant or want to have children in the future, you are sure to have plenty of questions about giving birth.
New mums in Moray will be first in line to benefit from a scheme which will capitalise on modern technology to provide advice.
Midwives from Raigmore Hospital in Inverness are in training for their latest charity challenge which will see them tackling the Great Glencoe challenge.
A group of midwives from NHS Highland's flagship hospital will experience labour of a different kind when they tackle the UK's highest mountain for a charity fundraiser.
The number of trainee nurses and midwives is to be increased by 3% as part of long-term plans to overcome shortages.
Expectant mothers in parts of the north face a 120-mile journey to have their babies if they go into labour after 5pm.
A team of midwives from Malawi have taken part in a project aimed at reducing the number of mothers who die in childbirth.