When Rupert was born he had to be immediately cooled after a difficult birth. Babies are cooled in certain circumstances in the hope of slowing down the processes that may cause brain damage.
The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) maternity investigators initiated an investigation to find out what went wrong. In this short video we hear from Rupert’s mum, Leila, who describes what it was like to be involved with a HSIB maternity investigation from a family point of view.
Leila shares why she and her family wanted to be involved, how HSIB’s approach to them was welcomed and how they felt this contributed to improving safety for the benefit of other families in the future.