A midwife accused of endangering more than 20 unborn babies by inducing abnormal heartbeats will face a disciplinary hearing next month.
Kirsteen Stewart was sacked over claims that she needlessly administered small doses of a powerful drug that caused abnormally low heart rates in more than 20 foetuses at the Aberdeen Maternity Hospital.
Ms Stewart, 49, will face the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) hearing on December 7, charged with misconduct. The allegations, which cover the period from October 4, 2007, to March 13, 2010, caused alarm among parents whose children were born at the hospital. More than 140 parents contacted a helpline that was set up after the allegations were publicly revealed.