The chief executive of a hospital where a baby died at just three-days-old has offered her 'heartfelt apologies' to the little girl's parents.
Gemma Peters and Liam Greenfield say that midwives at Russells Hall Hospital failed to correctly monitor Brook's heart rate or call a doctor for help when no heart beat could be found. They are now taking legal action.
Eight-month-old Mille should be playing with her older sister as well as mum and dad but Brook only lived for 3 days. Her parents say that midwives at Russells Hall Hospital didn't help her soon enough when Brook's head became stuck, they didn't properly monitor her heartbeat and when she was finally born they didn't notice that she wasn't breathing.
In a statement the trust have offered their most sincere condolences to Gemma Peters on the loss of baby Brook at just 3-days-old. They say that they have received a claim and that is in the hands of their legal team. But they say because of patient confidentiality they're unable to comment any further.
When Gemma fell pregnant again she was terrified of what might happen, so Millie's safe arrival at Birmingham Women's Hospital was a huge relief.
Russells Hall Hospital says a thorough investigation has been carried out, lessons have been learned and action has been taken to ensure that a tragic incident like this never happens again.