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Hospital faces baby death claims

15 March 2013 Last updated at 08:46 GMT

The BBC has learned that more than 30 families have taken legal action against a hospital in north-west England, blaming poor care and medical negligence for a catalogue of baby and maternal deaths and injuries.

Furness General Hospital at Morecambe Bay in Cumbria is at the centre of the scandal which is now the subject of a number of investigations including a police inquiry.

Parents also allege that important reports were suppressed in the run up to the local NHS trust achieving foundation trust status in March 2010.

The Today programme's Andrew Hosken reports.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Friday, 15 March 2013.