A baby suffered brain damage and died due to failings at a hospital where her mother spent hours alone in pain and suffered crucial delays, according to her family.
Dominic and Ewelina Clyde-Smith told The Independent their daughter, Amelia, was otherwise healthy and poor care led to her being starved of oxygen at birth.
The couple said they experienced a series of failings at Jersey General Hospital in 2018, including a lack of a doctor during a difficult labour and staff taking “too long” to resuscitate their child.
They believe Amelia suffered further harm when a ventilator was not plugged in properly during a transfer.
Amelia was left with brain damage and died aged one month after being put into palliative care.
Her parents said they have spent years trying to get justice through official channels but are now speaking out for the first time as they believe the standard of care received should be public knowledge.
“It happened nearly four years ago,” Ms Clyde-Smith says, adding: “But the whole maternity unit just failed us completely.”
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Source: BBC News, 1 July 2022