Public Health England has announced that a baby has died and 14 others have been infected in an outbreak of blood poisoning in hospitals, two of them in our region.
One of the hospitals involved in the investigation, Addenbrooke's in Cambridge, have responded with a statement:
– Addenbrooke’s spokesperson
“Public Health England has been investigating a small number of cases of infections on neonatal units within six UK hospitals, including CUH Addenbrooke’s.
The infections were traced back to a feeding substance which has now been withdrawn.
All the babies concerned are being treated and have responded well. Public Health England believes the outbreak is now controlled but will be following up to make sure there is no further risk.
If parents have any concerns they should speak to their clinician."