Serious hospital failings contributed to baby’s death, inquest told

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SERIOUS failings contributed to the death of a four-day-old baby at Dewsbury and District Hospital, a coroner has ruled.

An inquest this week heard how medical staff failed to properly oversee the high-risk birth of little Victoria Jonah.

Bradford Coroner’s Court was told how drops in the baby’s heart rate were not taken as seriously as they should have been and that the registrar on duty had struggled to manage two simultaneous high risk births.


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