On Friday 30 May the Trust identified an issue with a bacterial infection which has affected four babies on our neonatal unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. We are very sorry to those families affected during this difficult time but all four babies are responding to treatment.
Every baby on the unit has been screened for this bacterium as a precaution and even more stringent infection control measures have been put in place. Initially admissions to the unit were restricted but we are now returning to full operational capacity.
The Trust took immediate action and were the first to inform Public Health England as soon as the problem was identified and we continue to work closely with them to investigate this issue.
The father of a baby who died after getting an infection from a contaminated drip says he hopes his son's death will save other children.
Questions have been raised over how a batch of intravenous fluid could potentially have become contaminated, after the death of one baby.
The babies were being given an intravenous fluid made by ITH Pharma at Park Royal in north west London.