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Baby given contaminated feed at Addenbrooke's Hospital has died

A baby given contaminated feed at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge has died. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge has confirmed that a baby given a suspected contaminated nutrition drip has died.

It's the third baby to die after 23 became ill after the incident was first reported.

A spokesman for the Cambridge University Hospital Trust said: "We can confirm that a baby has died after receiving contaminated nutritional fluid (TPN). Our thoughts are with the family and we are supporting them during this very difficult and emotional time."

Two other babies who were ill are stable and reported to be doing well. The hospital says it's confident that no other newborns have contracted the bug, bacillus cereus.

The spokesman added: "“A consultant neonatologist has spoken to all of the families on the unit. The babies on the unit have been closely monitored for any signs of infection since we withdraw the contaminated feed."

Lifeline for Lifeworks Programme

Peaceful demonstration
Protestors win fight. Credit: ITV Anglia

People who occupied an NHS building in Cambridge in protest against its planned closure have won their fight. The Lifeworks Programme was threatened with closure by the county's NHS Trust.

The scheme helped people with personality disorders. Today health services managers are expected to sign a new agreement which will secure the future of the programme for the next five years.

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Bio-medical staff at Northampton General protest in a dispute over pay and working hours

Staff protesting outside Northampton General in a dispute over pay and working conditions.

Bio-medical staff at Northampton General are protesting outside the hospital in a dispute over pay and working hours.

The pathology lab workers began industrial action earlier this week, by working to their set hours. But have now been refused entry to the hospital.

The Unite Union claims the hospital's stopping them from working unless they agree to end their dispute.

The Trust says the dispute could affect turnaround times for test results which could put patients at risk, so they have asked workers to stay at home until the action comes to an end.

Investigation into care home deaths re-opened

The families of five elderly residents who died suddenly at a Northampton care home have welcomed a decision by police to re-open the investigation into their deaths.

They were all residents at the Parkside House Nursing Home between July and August 2009.

Detectives say a criminal investigation would have taken place at the time but wasn't possible because the Coroner found the deaths had been due natural causes.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey.

Health regulator critical of Southend A & E department

The health sector regulator Monitor, has ordered Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to make a series of urgent steps after failing to make improvements in services for its patients.

The hospital's been branded one of the worst performing accident & emergency departments in the country.

The trust says it is focused on improving services and is working with Monitor to make changes.

Click below to watch a short clip from Adam Cayley, Monitor.

Southend hospital has the worst performing A & E in the country says regulator

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Health regulator, "Monitor", has described Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as having the worst performing accident and emergency department in the country.

Monitor has now ordered urgent steps to be taken after it says the Trust failed to make improvements in services for its patients.

Some of the criticisms of the Trust are that it fails to see most A & E patients within four hours, which is the national target, and it fails to ensure that most have to wait less than 18 weeks for an operation.

Monitor's Regional Director Adam Cayley said. "This trust has one of the worst performing A&E departments in the country....It is unacceptable that patients have to wait. Monitor will not hesitate to step in and make changes to the leadership if the trust does not improve."

The Trust has been working with Monitor to tackle the issues since December 2012.

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Chairman Alan Tobias, said. "We believe we are now in a much stronger position to tackle these issues and will e working hard to achieve all the undertakings and requirements we have set with our regulator."

"I am under no illusion and want to assure our local community we must and will get this right because it is in the best interests of our patients, which is what drives the board of the trust."

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