A BBC News investigation has uncovered more preventable baby deaths at an NHS trust which has already been criticised for its maternity services.

Four families said their babies would have survived had East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust provided better care.

The NHS’s Healthcare Safety Branch is investigating 25 maternity cases at the hospitals in Margate and Ashford.

The trust has apologised for the care provided in two of the cases and said they were investigating a third.

It has denied any wrongdoing in the fourth case.

The government is due to receive the Healthcare Safety Branch’s report into the 25 cases later, as well as a Care Quality Commission report from an inspection carried out in January.

Last month, the BBC discovered at least seven preventable deaths may have occurred

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