The East Anglian Daily Times report:

Ipswich Hospital made more than £13,000 last year through controversial cash-for-access deals allowing salespeople on to maternity wards, it has emerged.

A Freedom of Information request put into the trust by a national paper shows that between April 2012 and April this year, private firm Bounty paid the hospital a total of £13,651.

Childbirth charities have called for the cash-for access deals to be banned amid concerns about putting pressure on new mums.

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