Parents of baby who died of Pseudomonas in Altnagelvin call for inquiry

first_img By News Highland – January 27, 2012 Parents of baby who died of Pseudomonas in Altnagelvin call for inquiry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Newsx Adverts Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th The parents of a baby who died in hospital from the Pseudomonas bacterium have called for a public inquiry into the outbreak.Caoimhe Campbell and Gavin Burke’s son Caolan was 10 days old when he died in Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.It happened in December, weeks before three babies died from a different strain of the bacteria in Belfast.The couple say they want a public inquiry.While they acknowledge their son, who was born 15 weeks prematurely, was very seriously ill, they said he was showing signs of improving, before his death on 14 December.The couple were told their child had died of Pseudomonas by doctors who visited their home after Caolan ‘s death.In a letter dated 4 January, two consultants from Altnagelvin’s paediatric department expressed sympathy to the couple on the loss of baby Caolan.Shortly after Caolan’s death, another baby who had also tested positive for the bacterial infection was transferred from Altnagelvin to the Royal Jubilee Maternity.While that child had a different strain of Pseudomonas, according to a letter sent by Chief Medical Officer Micahel McBride on 22 December, at no stage was the Belfast Health Trust advised that a child had died at Altnagelvin.Mr Burke said the two hospitals should have communicated better. WhatsApp Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleDeputy McLoughlainn slams Taoiseach for suggesting Irish people caused crisisNext articleArrests follow drug seizures in Limavady News Highland last_img

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