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Baby’s family suing QEH

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Baby’s family suing QEH

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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is being sued over the death of a baby due to the lack of ventilator support and other deficiencies in the child’s medical care.
And though the incident occurred three years ago, attorney David Comissiong, who is representing the family involved, contends that little has improved at the QEH since then.
Comissiong based this assertion on the warning by head of the Paediatrics Department, Dr Clyde Cave in an email to senior hospital officials last month that the critical situation to which they were previously alerted “has now reached a dire crisis”. . . and “babies will die this weekend as we are unable to respond with ventilator support”.
Yesterday, Comissiong stated that he wrote to the QEH telling them to correct the deficiency with the ventilators and be able to demonstrate this so the death of the 23-month-old infant would not be in vain. He revealed the child suffered from a series of ventilator malfunctions in the days and hours leading up to her death. (SP)