A hospital which has agreed Britain's largest medical compensation settlement is to hold an independent review of its maternity services.

Pembrokeshire and Derwen trust and Dyfed Powys health authority agreed the£3.8m out-of-court settlement earlier this week. Its lawyers admitted liability for errors during an emergency Caesarean delivery at Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest.

Samuel Mansell, now 11, was starved of oxygen and left with cerebral palsy.

The HA is set to review the maternity action plans of all trusts treating women from its area while the trust is carrying out its own independent review.

An HA spokesperson said both the HA and the hospital 'did act speedily to improve procedures'.

Costs will be paid by the All-Wales Risk Pool, a medical negligence fund for HAs and trusts.

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