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NHS ‘DELIBERATELY TRIED TO COVER-UP FAILURES WHEN NEW-BORN BABY DIED’

  • Published: Wednesday October 6, 2021
  • Category: Medical negligence
  • Tags: maternity,

According to the Metro online, an independent investigation has concluded following a 6-year fight from the parents of a new born baby, to look into the failings of University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust.

The baby was born prematurely and weighed just 5lbs.  Once allowed home he suffered from symptoms which led his parents to return him to hospital.  He was initially taken to Western General Hospital and then transferred to Bristol Royal Hospital  He developed an acute respiratory illness deriving from the common cold and became so poorly that he struggled to breathe.  There was a two-day delay in him receiving antibiotics from doctors at Bristol Royal Hospital, and sadly he suffered a cardiac arrest.  He died two days later after his heart failed for a second time.

The investigation into the treatment has concluded there was a failure by the two Trusts to provide lifesaving drugs in time and in addition the Trust was guilty of a catalogue of failings.  The Trusts’ actions could also be perceived as a “deliberate attempt to deceive” after the family were concerned that the Trusts tried to cover up their failings.  The family has had to wait 6 years since his death to obtain the outcome of the investigation.

https://metro.co.uk/2021/10/05/nhs-deliberately-tried-to-cover-up-failures-when-newborn-baby-died-15365254/

Our thoughts are with the family, and we hope that they received the answers that they sought.

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