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Warning over baby infections

The heathcare watchdog claims some hospitals are causing unnecessary delays in treating newborn babies suffering infections. New guidance has been published after variations were found in the treatment of babies with early-onset neonatal infection.

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Watchdog warning over baby infections

The healthcare watchdog says some hospitals are causing unnecessary delays in treating newborn babies suffering from infections.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has published new guidance after finding variations in the treatment of babies with early-onset neonatal infection.

New born Callen Ward sleeps Credit: Press Association

NICE found delays in recognising and treating sick babies, while many newborns were at risk of becoming resistant to treatment after "needlessly" receiving antibiotics.

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