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2008-07-28 09:01:46

By Kate Foster SCOTLAND'S maternity hospitals are turning away hundreds of pregnant women in need of emergency treatment because of serious staff shortages, a damning new report by Government auditors has found. One in six women in need of lifesaving treatment are being forced to endure risky journeys across the country. The report by the Scottish Government's health service watchdog NHS Quality Improvement Scotland found more than 100 pregnant women endured "inappropriate" transfers...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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