X

Cookies

Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

Barrow baby death inquest opens

AN inquest has opened into the death of a baby who died the day she was born at Furness General Hospital.

Kelly Hine, 21, was admitted to FGH on April 2 last year, having visited the hospital twice that day. Miss Hine gave birth to a daughter, Amelia Jade Bower, at 12.15am on April 3 after an emergency caesarean, but the newborn died later that day. 

Speaking for Miss Hine and her partner, 21-year-old Carl Bower, Julia Hurstfield, a partner and specialist in clinical negligence at Manchester law firm Pannone, said, “Kelly, Carl and their families are looking for answers as to what happened during and after baby Amelia’s birth.”

This morning, the inquest heard from Miss Hine, as well as the three midwives who saw her that day - Sally Baskett, Ayshea Kitchin and sister Heather McLeese.

Evidence was also given by non-clinical support worker, Caroline Ellis, who was working on the labour ward when Miss Hine was admitted.

Following Miss Hine's evidence, a statement was read from the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Furness General.

Reading it, the trust's counsel said: "I would like to offer the family our unreserved apology for the standard of paediatric treatment Amelia received.

"Our hearts go out to them, as we know how difficult the last year has been.

"We have invited the family to meet us following this inquest, to answer any further questions they may have, and when, and only when, they are ready, we hope this is something they feel able to do."

Have your say

Be the first to comment on this article!

Make your comment

Your name

Your Email

Your Town/City

Your comment


SHARE THIS ARTICLE

North West Evening Mail What's on search










Powered by
nwemail.co.uk/jobs

Hot Jobs

Loading latest hot jobs...
Powered by Zoopla.co.uk






Featured companies

Searching for featured companies...
Search for:

Vote

Should more affordable housing be built to help young people get onto the property ladder?

Yes

No

Show Result


Go green 33

Going digital

Homes and gardens

Ulverston Carnival


To save our contact details direct to your smartphone simply scan this QR code

North West Evening Mail

Evening Mail Going Out