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Failings led to baby’s death

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Failings led to baby’s death thumbnailBaby Padraig Henry.

THE heartbroken Kilrea parents of a newborn who died at Alder Hey Children's Hospital have still not received a full detailed apology, despite the hospital being found liable for the death of their 11-week-old son, it's been claimed this week. The family believe that a "catalogue of hospital errors and missed opportunities" were to blame for baby Padraig Henry's death after he was admitted to the Liverpool hospital for routine surgery in July 2013.
However, after a three-year legal battle that found that failings in care led to Padraig's death, his parents Colin Henry, 44, and Karen Bailey, 40, have yet to receive a detailed apology.
Padraig, who was born on April 25, 2013, was transferred to Alder Hey Hospital for reversal surgery on July 4, 2013 after suffering from a suspected bowel proliferation.
At the time of time of the transfer, the hospital was at high risk of an E.coli outbreak and preventative measures had been put in place. However, Padraig's parents were not told about this and doctors decided to continue with the non-urgent surgery, despite the threat of Padraig being exposed to the disease.

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