Whipps Cross Hospital has apologised for the actions of a midwife who failed women during labour.

Last week Aaron Prince Narh was found guilty of 'wide ranging misconduct' including overdosing a patient by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

The midwife, who worked in North Ward for six months in 2011 and 2012, was however found not guilty of causing a serious injury to a woman and behaving aggressively towards other staff.

A spokeswoman from the hospital said that entry-level staff now receive much stricter monitoring as a result.

She said: “We are very sorry for the failings in the care that was provided by this newly qualified member of staff to some women at Whipps Cross Hospital and we have apologised to the women and their families who were seriously let down.

“As soon as we became aware of concerns around the individual’s performance we immediately dismissed him from the trust and referred him to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

“Since then, we have reviewed our processes to support newly qualified maternity staff and implemented a number of changes to ensure that these failings in care cannot happen again, including recruiting additional senior midwives specifically to support newly qualified staff and improving team training.”