An Aberdeen midwife at the centre of a police investigation will not face any criminal proceedings.
Kirsteen Stewart, 45, was suspended from Aberdeen Maternity Hospital in connection with alleged incidents that took place between 2001 and 2010.
The Newmachar resident was given an 18-month suspension by the Nursing and Midwifery Council while an investigation into her clinical practice was carried out.
Grampian Police were investigating the care given to more than 20 mothers and babies at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital.
The inquiry was launched after concerns were raised by Ms Stewart’s colleagues in April 2010.
About 150 parents contacted NHS Grampian via a special helpline after the allegations became public in 2010.
However a Crown Office spokesman confirmed that the case had been shelved.
He said: “We can confirm that the Procurator Fiscal at Aberdeen has received a report concerning a 45-year old female in connection with alleged incidents occurring between April 2001 and March 2010 at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
"Following an extensive investigation by Grampian Police, and after full and careful consideration of the facts and circumstances of the case, including the available evidence, independent Crown Counsel instructed that there should be no proceedings at this time.
"The Crown reserve the right to proceed in the future should further evidence become available.”
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