A midwife is under investigation after being accused of failing to deliver a baby properly and injuring the mother.

Aaron Prince Narh worked on North Ward at Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonesone from November 2011 to June 2012.

The Midwife is accused of failing new and expectant mothers and their babies.

A Nursing and Midwifery Council panel at London’s Old Bailey heard Mr Narh told colleagues he was able to perform duties that he could not.

He is also accused of leaving women who were close to giving birth alone and behaving inappropriately towards colleagues who challenged him for talking on the phone in front of patients.

In November 2011 Mr Narh is accused of delivering a baby incorrectly, by bringing the wrong shoulder out first and causing the mother to suffer a serious tear.

In 2012 he is alleged to have failed to review a heart monitor correctly. It has also been alleged that he upped a patient’s medicine dosage every 15 minutes when it should have been once every half hour.

He is also accused of failing to correctly document medication which he increased wrongly.

In total Mr Narh faces five accusations of misconduct.

The initial hearing was held on March 12 and was postponed for a future date which has not yet been set.