Investigation launched into abnormal spike in newborn baby deaths in Scotland

Investigation launched into abnormal spike in newborn baby deaths in Scotland
Official figures reveal that 21 infants died during September within 28 days of birth, causing the neonatal mortality rate to breach an upper warning threshold known as the ‚control limit‘ for the first time in at least four years.
Control and warning limits are designed to flag up to public health teams when neonatal, stillbirth or other infant deaths are occurring at unexpectedly high or low levels which may not be due to chance.