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Parents who lost baby at Furness General hospital are told by coroner her death was preventable

Elleanor Bennett's parents were told she'd died of natural causes aged 2 days old after being born at Furness General Hospital. Her death was only referred to the South Cumbria Coroner years later after a police investigation into a number deaths at the trust's maternity unit.


Coroner concludes baby died of birthing complications

The coroner at the inquest into the death of Elleanor Bennett has concluded she died as a consequence of complications during the birthing process.

Questions have been raised about why a doctor was not called in sooner, why the baby was not properly monitored and why the family were not told of failings.

Mother giving evidence at baby death inquest

The mother of a baby who died on Furness General Hospital's maternity ward is giving evidence at the inquest into her death, nine years after the baby passed away.

Our correspondent Elaine Willcox is tweeting from the inquest. It was brought about by an ongoing police investigation at the hospital.